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4.0Great panto!

Pirates of the Carribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR'S REVENGE (USA/12A/129mins) Directed Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg. Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario THE PLOT: A rebel ...
4.0Dialogue-free delight

The Red Turtle

THE RED TURTLE (France/Belgium/Japan/PG/80mins) Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. Starring Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers, Barbara Beretta THE PLOT: Shipwrecked on a tropical island...
4.0Poignant & hilarious

The Other Side of Hope

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Finland / Germany/12A/100 mins) Directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Starring Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Simon Al-Bazoon THE PLOT: Wikstrom (Sakari Kuosmanen) seems to have it all. He’s a ...
2.0Simply not funny


SNATCHED (USA/15A/90mins) Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Ike Barinholtz, Joan Cusack, Wanda Sykes THE PLOT: After she is dumped by her boyfriend, Emily (Amy Schumer) can’t fin...
2.0A legendary mess

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (USA/12A/126mins) Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Djimon Hounsou THE PLOT: After his family is murdered in a violent coup,...
Miss Sloane
4.0Taut & exciting

Miss Sloane

MISS SLOANE (France | USA/15A/132mins) Directed by John Madden. Starring Jessica Chastain, Alison Pill, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jake Lacy THE PLOT: Powerful and formidable lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane (Jes...
4.0Elegant & evocative


FRANTZ (France | Germany/12A/113mins) Directed by François Ozon. Starring Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow THE PLOT: Germany, 1919. Anna (Paula Beer) is a young woman w...
3.5Raging Londonder!


JAWBONE (UK/15A/91mins) Directed by Thomas Napper. Starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Jonny Harris, Michael Smiley, Anna Wilson-Hall THE PLOT: Jimmy (Johnny Harris) is a boxer who is on the wrong side of 40....

Alien Covenant

Alien: Covenant (USA / Australia / New Zealand / UK, 16, 122 mins) Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo. The...
4.0Quirky & hilarious!


MINDHORN (UK/15A/89mins) Directed by Sean Foley. Starring Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Andrea Riseborough, Russell Tovey, Essie Davis THE PLOT: Actor Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) was at the top of hi...
2.5Standard issue


SLEEPLESS (USA/15A/95mins) Directed by Baran bo Odar. Starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy, Octavius J. Johnson. THE PLOT: Las Vegas cop Vincent (Jamie Foxx) and his partner ...
2.0Puppy Power!

A Dog’s Purpose

A DOG'S PURPOSE (USA/PG/100mins) Directed by Lasse Hallström. Starring Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Britt Robertson THE PLOT: Over the course of many lives, and many decades, a dog ...
4.0Hard to resist

Lady Macbeth

LADY MACBETH (UK/16/89mins) Directed by William Oldroyd. Starring Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Bill Fellows, Naomi Ackle THE PLOT: Katherine (Florence Pugh) is sold into marriage with ...

The Promise

THE PROMISE (Spain | USA/12A/133mins) Directed by Terry George. Starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte LeBon, Christian Bale THE PLOT: Against the backdrop of World War I, Armenian medical student Michael (Oscar Isa...
4.5I am Groot!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (USA/12A/137mins) Directed by James Gunn. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel. THE PLOT: Not long after the events of the first film, th...

Handsome Devil

HANDSOME DEVIL (Ireland/15A/95mins) Directed by John Butler. Starring Andrew Scott, Michael McElhatton, Ardal O'Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Fionn O'Shea THE PLOT: Ned (Fionn O’Shea) decides to try and get kicked ou...
Their Finest
4.0Lots to love

Their Finest

THEIR FINEST (UK/12A/117mins) Directed by Lone Scherfig. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Clafin, Bill Nighy, Rachel Stirling, Jeremy Irons. THE PLOT: During World War II, a British film company sets out to make ...
Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don’t Apply

RULES DON'T APPLY (USA/12A/127mins) Directed by Warren Beatty. Starring Lily Collins, Warren Beatty, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen. THE PLOT: In 1959, Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) comes to ...
Olli Maki
4.0A little gem

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI (Finland | Sweden | Germany/TBC/92mins) Directed by Juho Kuosmanen. Starring Jarkko Lahti, Pia Andersson, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, John Bosco Jr. THE PLOT: In 1962...
4.0Even more furious!

Fast and Furious 8

FAST & FURIOUS 8 (USA/12A/136mins) Directed by F. Gary Gray. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron. THE PLOT: While on honeymoon in Cuba, Dom (Vin Diesel...