A selection of varied films to excite and inspire during the long cold winter evenings
HAMLET. The acclaimed new production with Benedict Cumberbatch. All tickets £10. 6.45pm. Book early!
James Stewart as the great man in musical biopic with June Allyson. All the best music is featured and Louis Armstrong turns up somewhere.
Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Charles Dance in well-made, compelling film concerning the true recovery of the famous Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis in WW2 and indicating that something of the Nazi spirit is still alive and well in modern Austria.
Visual feast - costume, buildings and landscape - with Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts and Alan Rickman in tale of romance, gardening & water features in C17 Versailles.
A young Princess Elizabeth lets one’s hair down a bit with the crowd on VE night in 1945. With Emily Watson and Rupert Everett as King George. 2015. 97m. 12A
Remastered Ealing comedy showing an interesting post war London and a gang of bomb site boys unmasking a crook. With Alastair Sim and Harry Fowler. bw
Here is the new film of the Thomas Hardy classic with Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts again, plus Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen. 2015 119m. 12A
Kenneth More, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker and Billie Whitelaw in entertaining 1960s story featuring comedy and romance in the acting profession. bw
Based on a true story, Al Pacino plays an ageing 70s rockstar who, following the discovery of a long lost letter from John Lennon, decides to rebuild his life and career. Entertaining film with Christopher Plummer and Annette Bening (last seen here in Open Range).
A young and handsome Gerard Depardieu teams up with Pierre Richard in funny Francis Veber comedy in which two men are persuaded to seek a woman’s runaway son, each believing themselves to be the boy’s father.French with subtitles
Set in 1947, Ian McKellen as an ancient Sherlock, retired to Sussex with a housekeeper (not Mrs H) and taking up the threads of an unsolved crime. With Laura Linney. 2015. 104m. PG
All tickets £10. 6.45pm.
Made locally by Nick Murray Brown, a fascinating documentary about Evered Wigg, an inventor who ran the Kinnodrome Cinema in Kessingland for many years. Nick Murray Brown will be there to introduce it.
Action-packed adventure in the James Bond tradition and living up well to the genre. With Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Michael Caine. 2014. 129m. 15
Grahame Greene story with Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard and Bernard Lee in the great “noir” classic which has now been remastered and looks brand new. Dum-di-dum-di-dum. Di-dum. Directed by Carol Reed. bw
Featuring a young mathematical boy prodigy, this very good film concerns love, life and mathematics. With Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan. Recommended. 2014. 111m. 12A
A fast-talking travelling salesman convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be a convincing preacher for her cause. With Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons. 1960. 141m. PG
Recapturing the Sixties with the musical story of the Beach Boys and featuring all the songs. With Paul Dano and John Cusack. 2014. 121m. 12A
All tickets £10. 6.45pm
A tale of serial murder with Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood and Alec Guinness playing a virtuoso eight parts, all brilliant. bw
Kenneth Branagh directs this good-looking new version featuring Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Derek Jacobi. 2015. 105m. PG
Cary Grant, David Niven and Loretta Young in Christmas tale featuring the intervention of an angel in earthly matters. Worthy festive follow-up to “It’s a Wonderful Life” and, surprisingly, not better known. bw