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Professor Marsten Tulip Fever The Real Vermeer
The Big Sick Suburbicon Victoria & Abdul

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
USA 2017, 114 mins,13V
Directed: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisey Ridley
Everyone is a suspect.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.
From the celebrated novel by Agatha Christie, this new film adaptation tells of a murder and of thirteen strangers stranded on a train. Detective Hercule Poirot must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
" A clever tale well told, with colourful characters that are fun to watch." Hollywood Reporter
" An enjoyable journey with a stellar cast." Empire
" A handsomely furnished holiday movie." Indiewire

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PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN
USA 2017, 108 mins, 16SL
Directed: Angela Robinson
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote.
The true story of the women behind the man behind the woman.
This fascinating fact-based tale tells of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.
A hugely entertaining tribute to their curiosity, courage and creativity.
“Intellectually intriguing.” Screen International
“Provocative.” Indiewire

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THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART
France/UK 2017, 120 mins, (18V)
Directed: Cedric Jimenez
Starring: Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Jack O’Connell.
1942: The Third Reich is at its peak.
The Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid.
The assassination by two men of Heydrich, ‘the man behind the Final Solution’!
“Visually impressive.” Hollywood Reporter
“Entertaining, informative & original.” UR



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MOTHER!
USA 2017, 122 mins, 16HLV
Nominated for the Golden Lion for Best Film – Venice 2017.
Directed: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan).
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Seeing is believing.
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their country home, disrupting their tranquil existence. A riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
“At times horrifying, at times riveting, at times baffling, and at times like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”
RogerEbert.com
“Dazzling, shocking, and strangely satisfying, Mother! Is what movies were made for.” TIFF 2017
“Beautifully shot … forces you to think and engage.” 4* Cape Argus Tonight

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SUBURBICON ( UK/USA 2017, 104 mins, 18D IAT LP SV)
Directed: George Clooney
Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac
With a screenplay by the Coen Brothers
Nominated for the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film
Festival, the film is a deliciously dark satire about desire, murder,
and insurance. A home invasion rattles a quiet family town when
dreams go horribly south in 1950's American suburbia.
" The film offers creeping suspense, jet-black humour and sly social commentary.".
TIFF, 2017
" Undeniably entertaining." Indiewire
" It reels you in and keeps you hooked: with smart little kicks of surprise."
Variety
"... Stylish... funny & entertaining." 4* Cape Argus, Tonight

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TULIP FEVER (UK/USA 2017, 105 mins, 16NS)
Directed: Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl, Mandela:
Long Walk to Freedom)
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench
With a screenplay by Tom Stoppard.
In this anticipated, historical romantic drama, an artist falls
for his subject during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.
A love story, complete with gorgeous costumes, and a lush Danny
Elfman score. Desire, obsession, betrayal. This summer they are
in full bloom.
" A handsomely mounted period piece." RT
" Lush, boisterous. " NPR
" Compelling." Indiewire

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A REAL VERMEER (Netherlands 2016, 115 mins, 16SN, English Subtitles)
(Een Echte Vermeer)
Directed: Rudolf van den Berg
Starring: Jeroen Spitzenberger, Lize Feryn.
He forged everything but love.
This Dutch submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, inspired by a true story, tells of Dutch painter Han van Meergeren, from his beginnings as a talented and rebellious young artist in Amsterdam in the 1920s, to his rise to infamy as one of the most ingenious and prolific art forgers of all time.
Caught in a web of lies and deceit, his life spins out of control. Then one day, high ranking Nazi Hermann G?ring knocks on his door, looking for a Vermeer for his private collection
“Beautifully created … entertaining.” TELEGRAAF
“Spitzenberger convinces.” NRC

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THE BIG SICK (USA 2017, 120 MINS, 16L)
Directed: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

An Awkward True Story. The romantic comedy drama is an award-winning, critically acclaimed, box-office hit about Pakistani-born comedian, Kumail and student, Emily, who fall in love, but struggle as their cultures clash. Emily falls ill and Kumail is forced to face her parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings

"Funny, heartfelt, and intellignet." 98% RT
"Funniest date movie of the year." Rolling Stone
"Hilarious and heartbreaking." Toronto Star
" Seriously funny." The Guardian


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VICTORIA & ABDUL UK/USA 2017, 112 MINS, 10-12PG)
Directed: Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins and others)
Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard
History's most unlikely friendship.

A sequel to Mrs Brown (1997), this biographical comedy is based on the book by Shrabani Basu about the extraordinary real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Abdul arrives from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee and is surprised to find favour with the Queen. The two forge an unlikely alliance and as their friendship deepens, Victoria begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

"A powerful portrayal by Judi Dench."Empire
"Funny, touching. A real treat!" Total Film
"Judi Dench is marvelous, an excellent film." RT

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