FILM SELECTOR

 Read reviews and check out the trailers for some of our                               upcoming screenings below:

 

No Time To Die (12A)

Dum-duddle-um-dum-dum, goes Monty Norman’s classic theme, and perhaps despite yourself, so may your heart, thrumming a silly little bassline that bounces pleasurably between anticipation and familiarity. It’s quite something that franchise newcomer Cary Joji Fukunaga’s “No Time to Die” delivers on both those fronts; when it comes to mixing the thrill of the new-fangled with nostalgia for the old-fashioned, nobody — still — does it better.
Jessica Kiang, LA Times

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The Addams Family 2 (PG)  

The characters certainly look like they’re meant to, having been faithfully copied over from Charles Addams’s original designs. They sound like they’re meant to, with Mychael and Jeff Danna’s score recycling the finger-snapping theme of the Sixties television series. And they even act like they’re meant to, with lashings of morbid humour that’s bound to muster a little nostalgia from fans of the live-action Nineties films. Clarisse Loughrey, msn.com

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DOCUMENTARY WEEKEND

The Alpinist (12) 

As a piece of watch-through-your-fingers outdoors filmmaking, The Alpinist stands right up alongside the Oscar-winning Free Solo. Its queasy GoPro footage and helicopter shots, captured by a number of climbing cinematographers, plonk you right up next to Leclerc on vertical rock faces and ice formations that look like frosty chandeliers and seem about as sturdy. Whether you actually want to be there will depend on your head for some frankly ridiculous heights. 
Phil De Semlyen, Time Out

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Escher: Journey Into Infinity (PG) 

M.C Escher: Journey to Infinity tells us just enough of what we want to know about M.C. Escher’s life, but it’s essentially a presentation of his art; it’s like an art book that comes to life … As obsessively as he worked, he saw himself as a mere craftsman; the ’60s upped his reputation by turning him into a pop figure. But the more that time moves on, the more Escher seems to touch something timeless. His work really did ask that quintessential counterculture question, “What is reality?” His answer was simple in its profundity: Reality is mesmerizing, and never what you think. 
Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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Summer of Soul (12A) 

A work with piercing resonance today. The summer before the concert, Harlem and 100 other communities across the US erupted in looting and protest after the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. In his ambitious first film as director, Ahmir (Questlove) Thompson puts the concerts in the context of that moment of social unrest and change. There are great concert movies and great socio-political documentaries, but Summer of Soul combines both in one gloriously entertaining and intellectually astute film. 
Caryn James, BBC

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The Green Knight (15)

Capitalising on leading man Dev Patel’s uncanny ability to embody a combination of weakness and strength, wretchedness and valour, Lowery’s haunting epic takes the viewer on a mythical quest, replete with flaming heads and eerie giants, that condenses the emotional weight of Peter Jackson’s entire Lord of the Rings trilogy into just over two hours of dense screen magic. Mark Kermode, The Observer

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Exhibition on Screen: Raphael Revealed

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