30/01/2022 - 02/02/2022
Steven Spielberg’s new version of the classic musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by the late Stephen Sondheim. This film has a new script by the award-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America).
In 1950s New York, two teenagers of different ethnic backgrounds fall in love. Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegner and with Rita Moreno who was in the cast of the original film.
Starring Josh O’Connor, Olivia Coleman and Colin Firth, this film based on the book by Graham Swift and set in the Home Counties between the wars. A maid in a grand house is involved with the son of a neighbour and meets him on Mothering Sunday for a secret assignation.
A free showing of this 2008 film to celebrate the birthday of our Cinema Manager.
Based on the play by Noel Coward, the film tells of a young Englishman, who impetuously marries a glamorous American widow and brings her back to his stately home to meet his parents. Filmed at Englefield House, near Theale, the film stars Jessica Beale, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas.
The “supporting artists” or “extras” for the film (some of whom are Sinodun Players) were provided by our Cinema Manager, John Warburton, who plays the very, very small part of “Mr Gribble” in the film (blink and you’ll miss him).
Spy film with a difference, starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Fan Bingbing, Sebastian Stan and Édgar Ramírez.
A CIA Agent teams up with other international agents to recover a secret weapon – the difference is most of the agents are women.
06/02/2022 - 07/02/2022
Comedy spy thriller which is a prequel to the two popular Kingsman films, set in the early 20th century. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander and Djimon Hounsou.
08/02/2022 - 09/02/2022
The extraordinary true story of the life of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, famous for his surreal cat pictures. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Toby Jones and Andrea Risborough.
11/02/2022 - 12/02/2022
Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits and Bradley Cooper.
The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.
BFI re-release of Francois Truffaut’s classic 1962 film about a love triangle. In French with sub-titles. Starring Jeanne Moreau in an iconic role, with Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. Set in France and Austria around the Great War, with the two men on opposing sides, the film is more playful than its subject matter would imply.
15/02/2022 - 16/02/2022
Boiling Point aims to shine a light on the real and devastating struggles workers face in restaurants. Centralised around the head chef (as portrayed by Stephen Graham) and the in-credible pressures he faces from both the kitchen and his own addictions, we follow this small slice of his life as he tries and ultimately fails to hold it all together. Throughout the film, we wander into the stories of other characters in the restaurant, where we get a sense of how the kitchen life is affecting them.
Filmed in a single shot.
French/Belgian film with subtitles.
A horror film written and directed by Julia Ducournau about a car crash survivor whose behaviour is apparently influenced by a titanium plate she has had fitted to her head.
The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. A Cronenbergian fantasy, the film is described on Rotten Tomatoes website as “Thrillingly provocative and original, Titane reaffirms writer-director Julia Ducournau’s delightfully disturbing vision.”
Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, the film is based on the novel by Elena Ferrante and stars Olivia Coleman, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal and Jessie Buckley.
A woman on holiday in Italy has an unsettling encounter with a woman and her young daughter which prompts memories of her own past.
Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, Film , Director etc
20/02/2022 - 22/02/2022
Directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collete, Willem Dafoe and Rooney Mara.
Noir film based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham, which was also the basis for the 1947 film starring Tyrone Power. Del Toro has stated that this is a standalone adaptation of Gresham’s novel, as opposed to a remake.
A carnival worker learns how to deceive people from a clairvoyant and reinvents himself as a psychic for the wealthy of Chicago. When he hooks up with a female psychologist, she turns out to be running a scam of her own.
23/02/2022 - 24/02/2022
Spanish film with sub-titles.
Directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Penelope Cruz & Melina Smit.
The story of two single mothers who give birth on the same day and become close but as this is an Almodovar film, the plot becomes more complex and expands to include the exhumation of the remains of those killed in the Spanish Civil War.
25/02/2022 - 26/02/2022
Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, this semi-autobiographical film charts the life of a working-class family and their young son in late 1960s Belfast.
Starring Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Ciaran Hinds and Judi Dench, with music by Van Morrison, the film is made in black & white.
13/03/2022 - 17/03/2022
Kenneth Branagh directs and reprises the role of Hercule Poirot in this star-studded remake of the classic Agatha Christie classic detective tale.
Poirot’s Egyptian holiday turns into a search for a murderer when a perfect couple’s honeymoon is tragically cut short.