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Cold War [15] Sun, Feb 17, 17:35

Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot. (88 minutes)

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Lies We tell [15] Sun. Oct 21, 17:35

Donald (Gabriel Byrne) has one last task: to kill his late bosses mistress, Amber (Sibylla Deen).  He finds himself conflicted and embroiled in a sinister world.  Set in Bradford and written and directed by Mitu Misra who grew up in the City, this is a gripping drama with an all star cast.

 

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Funny Cow [15] Sun. Sept 16, 17.35

A comedian uses her own troubled past as material in her stand-up comedy routine, as she tries to break into the comedy circuit by playing Northern England’s working men’s clubs.

Cast includes: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Tony Pitts, Stephen Graham, Kevin Eldon, Vic Reeves, Graham Fellows, Kevin Rowland,Corinne Bailey Rae, Richard Hawley, Alun Armstrong, Christine Bottomley,Hebe Beardsall, John Bishop, Diane Morgan, Hannah Walters.

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Breathe [12A] Sun. April 15, 5:35pm

After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping… 

In his directorial debut, Serkis keeps the focus tightly on the characters — and reaps the rewards, especially from Foy’s superb performance as Diana. Full review Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media

Gods Own Country [15]

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.  Locations in and round Keighley.  Sunday 19th October 2017, screening begins at 6:00pm prompt.

Francis Lee’s tender, impressive debut. Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid :The Long Haul

Watching Wimpy Kid movies is probably an opportunity for adults to have a snooze whilst younger kids are watching the films, but I actually enjoyed this enough to pay attention throughout. 

This road trip movie plays like the Lampoons road disasters and it’s the usual Collection of individual scenes which are able to be cobbled together to make a feature length running time. Rodrick the annoying older brother is still one of the most entertainment factors. Alicia Silverstone as the mum who wants to go back to a time before smart phones pulls the family through this trip to grandmas which has many many things go wrong. 

Very basic entertainment but easy to watch.  

Hidden Figures 

During NASA’s space race with Russia, this tale of the African American women who used their brilliant minds to do the hard undiscovered maths to plot the trajectories for space travel is little known, until now. Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) play the lead trio of brilliant minds in a time of segregation. The ‘coloured only’ bathrooms and even coffee pots only for people who aren’t white show a sickening approach to society even amongst the Intelligent.  

Al Harrison (Kevin Costner) is the boss who makes a stand against the stupidity of segregation and Kirsten Dunst plays Vivian Mitchell who is an intelligent white lady amongst men who gets treated differently. 

The film has a light breezy tone and score which makes it an easy watch. Getting a man into space is no easy task and the intermingling or real footage and filmed works well. All the cast are excellent and I’m so glad this story is finally out there.