A wonderful mix of films old and new to inspire and delight
Four guys, trying to save their local pub, adopt a female pseudonym and write a Fifty Shades style porno novel. With Miles Jupp, David Troughton, Dakota Blue Richards, John Hurt, Eileen Atkins, James Wilby. New British comedy by our old friend, local director Tony Britten.
Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in the true story of a New York heiress who, despite a lack of singing ability, dreams of being an opera singer and performing in Carnegie Hall. Entertaining stuff.
First rate production with David Niven, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, Wendy Hiller and Burt Lancaster in Terence Rattigan’s drama set in a Bournemouth hotel. bw
Set in the 1790s, Kate Beckinsale as Jane Austen’s Lady Susan descends upon her in-laws’ estate and seeks a husband for her daughter. Good-looking period piece. With Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Fry.
Comic pirate romp, featuring the recovery of a treasure chest naturally, with a feast of comic talent including Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Peter Cook, Spike Milligan, Marty Feldman, James Mason, Michael Hordern, Madeleine Kahn, Beryl Reid and Susannah York.
Star voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson in this new but excellent version of the Rudyard Kipling story with some of the best, original songs.
Pensioners seek an unorthodox way to replace their vanishing pensions. Excellent comedy with Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna, Simon Callow, Una Stubbs, Alun Armstrong and Sue Johnston. Written by DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles.
Gripping John Le Carre story featuring a university lecturer and his lawyer wife who inadvertently become involved with the Russian mafia whilst on holiday, and subsequently, MI6. With Ewan McGregor, Damien Lewis, Jeremy Northam, Mark Gatiss and Stellan Skarsgard.
Charming and beautiful Japanese tale of complex family events featuring three sisters and their half sister set against a fascinating backdrop of contemporary Japan and domestic life there. Elegantly directed by Hizokaru Koreeda. Japanese with subtitles
Buster Keaton’s American Civil War story featuring his inventive escapades with a steam locomotive. WITH LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT BY TOM HORTON. bw.
Surrealist black comedy directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet in their inimitable and visually inventive manner, both weird and wonderful to behold. French with subtitles.
George Clooney and Julia Roberts play a financial TV show anchorman and his producer. Live on air the intervention of a ruined, and armed, investor leads to a gripping drama played out in real time before a mass audience.
Brad Pitt as Heinrich Harrer, in the true story of an Austrian mountain climber and surveyor who escapes British imprisonment in 1939 and gains access to the forbidden city of Lhasa where he befriends the Dalai Lama. With David Thewlis. Fascinating and visually enjoyable film.
The London stage production of the celebrated Lloyd Webber musical based on the T.S.Eliot poems in “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. With Elaine Page and John Mills.
Set in Pembrokeshire, Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin in highly rated story of a relationship between a girl and a quadriplegic man based on the Jojo Moyes novel.
Ron Fricke’s amazing series of images taken from 24 countries around the world. The word means “blessing” or “essence of life” and this amazing compilation certainly makes the point.
David Lean film noir featuring Ann Todd in dramatic Victorian tale about a respectable middle class young woman who conducts a secret affair with a penniless Frenchman. 1950.101m. U. bw
Terence Davies directs this visually stunning film of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel. in which the daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age before WW1. 2015 135m. 15
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Harold Pinter’s comic tour de force. Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets £10.
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray in Billy Wilder’s great comedy featuring a company employee who lends his flat to his boss for extramaritals. bw