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The Florida Project, 30 June 2018

This sounds like a fab film, I hope everyone can make it this month! “The firecracker story of a six-year-old girl, her friends and single mother in a scuffed motel outside Walt Disney World in Orlando.” – Danny Leigh, The

Fire at Sea – Friday 25th May

In this stellar documentary, Gianfranco Rosi contrasts the lives of the desperate thousands landing on the shores of a Sicilian island with the everyday existence of the locals. An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction

The Salesman Friday 27th April

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. The director Asghar

The Death of Stalin Friday 30th March

Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve

Bicycle Thieves Friday 23rd February

  “Bicycle Thieves” is so well-entrenched as an official masterpiece that it is a little startling to visit it again after many years and realize that it is still alive and has strength and freshness. Given an honorary Oscar in

Moonlight Friday 26th January

“In these uncertain times, we need storytellers who can turn a tale of conflict and hardship into a symphony of love and friendship that endures through all the pain. I doubt that I will see a better film than ‘Moonlight’ this

Little Men 24 Nov

This painful, complex, beautifully acted and inexpressibly sad drama from Ira Sachs is about something that looms large in real life, but never usually gets acknowledged in the movies in any but the vaguest way – banal, undignified embarrassment over money, and

Under The Shadow (15)

“Focusing on a mother and daughter besieged by forces both worldly and otherwise in a Tehran apartment block, Under the Shadow presents a gripping portrait of an independently spirited woman shackled by sharia law who becomes more scared of the demonic forces

Notes on Blindness

A poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation which documents one man’s journey into a world beyond sight. You will find a great review of the film here. You can watch the trailer here. Notes on Blindness (U)2016,

Son of Saul

This month’s film is Son of Saul.  Rotten Tomatoes summed it up like this – Grimly intense yet thoroughly rewarding, Son of Saul offers an unforgettable viewing experience and establishes director László Nemes as a talent to watch. You can watch the

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