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Roma Ben is Back Dumplin'
The Square Colette Mary Poppins Returns
Bohemian Rhapsody   A Star is Born

THE MULE
USA 2018, 116 mins, 16DLPSV
Directed: Clint Eastwood.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Wiest, Michael Pena, Andy Garcia.

Nobody runs forever.

Based on the incredible true story of a 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War Veteran who is caught transporting millions of dollars worth of cocaine for a Mexican drug cartel.

Inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-year-old Drug Mule.” by Sam Dolnick.

“Eastwood directs this drama at the same high level as his best work.” Common Sense Media.
“Eastwood’s best in over 25 years. Soulful and deeply satisfying. Poignant, funny and thrilling.” Indie Wire
“Clint Eastwood delivers an unforgettable performance.” Fox.
“It’s a great story, colourfully told.” Variety.
“Eastwood’s still got it, both as a director and actor.” Hollywood Reporter.

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THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
USA 2018, 93 mins, 10-12PGL
Directed: David Lowery.
Starring: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits.

Nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor.

The Story is Mostly True.

At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him despite his chosen profession.

“A pleasantly breezy cops and robbers tale anchored by Redford’s charismatic performance.” Screen Rant.
“Redford gives a virtuoso performance.” Rolling Stone.
“A sophisticated tale of whimsy and romance.” Super Reviewer, 91% Rotten Tomatoes.
“It lingers lazily.” Plugged In.
“Pleasurably leisurely.” Wall Street Journal.
“Pure, easygoing entertainment.” Rotten Tomatoes

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BEAUTIFUL BOY
USA 2018, 120 mins, 16DIATLS

A true story of addiction, survival and family.

Directed: Felix Van Groeningen.
Starring: Steve Carell, Timothѐe Chalamet (Call me by your Name), Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan.

Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Winner of 3 Hollywood Film Awards.

1 BAFTA Nomination:
Supporting Actor (Timothy Chalamet)

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, the film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with drug addiction over many years.

Soundtrack written by Kurt Cobain and Chester Powers.
Performed by Nirvana.

“Incredibly moving.” Nerdist.
“Tour de Force.” The Wrap
“It siezes and holds you.” Variety
“Haunting film … towering performances.” Indie Wire

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DUMPLIN'
USA 2018, 110 mins, 10-12PGP
Music by Dolly Parton.
Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
Based on the best-selling novel.
Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston in an Anne Fletcher film

The plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mum’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small town.

Refreshingly smart, funny, wise and warmhearted.” rogerebert.com
Feel Good Movie of the Year.”User Review, IMDB
“Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age story, and always about self-acceptance, this movie will make you laugh and warm your heart.” Common Sense Media.
“A charming coming-of-age story steeped in Dolly Parton music.” Screen Rant.
“Elevated by a solid soundtrack and a terrific cast, Dumplin’ offers sweetly uplifting drama.” 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Refreshingly smart, funny, wise and warmhearted.” rogerebert.com
“Simply beautiful. Superb film.” User Review, IMDB

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BEN IS BACK
USA 2018, 103 mins, 13DL

Nominated for the People’s Choice Award- TIFF
Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges in a Peter Hedges film

Nineteen-year-old Ben unexpectedly returns to his family’s home on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mom, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love gets put to the test as Holly does everything in her power to keep Ben clean.
“Buoyed by the affecting performances, the film makes for a compelling exploration of addiction.” Screen Rant.
“Julia Roberts in another gem of a performance.” Tribune News Service.
“Roberts gives one of the most powerful performances of her career.” Common Sense Media.

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS
USA 2018, 130 mins, PGV

Awarded Top Ten Films of 2018 National Board of Review and American Film Institute.
Nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor & Best Original Score – Musical or Comedy).

3 BAFTA Nominations:
Production Design , Costume Design, Original Music

Emily Blunt, Dick Van Dyke, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Meryl Streep in a Rob Marshall musical fantasy adventure.
This sequel to the 1964 hit sees Mary Poppins – the beloved nanny from their childhood – return to save the Banks family from financial ruin, and to take them on a magical, fun-filled adventure.
“Blunt is pitch-perfect in a film that all but insists you leave with a smile on your face.” Empire
“A delightfully whimsical musical sequel.” Screen Rant.
“A rapturous piece of nostalgia.” Variety
“Enchanting, utterly delightful.” SSG Syndicate.
“This is a wall-to-wall smile of a movie: big of heart and large in scale, lavishly staged, beautifully photographed and brimming with show-stopping musical numbers.”
Chicago Sun-Times.
“Practically perfect.” The Telegraph (UK)
“50% sequel, 50% reboot and 100% charming.” Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“Utterly magical.: Super Reviewer, Rotten Tomatoes.

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THE SQUARE
Sweden/Germany/France 2017, 151 mins, 16LPS SV V

Winner of 6 European Film Awards (including Best Film)
Winner of the Golden Palm at Cannes.
Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Claes Bang, Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Dominic West in a Ruben Östlund film.

A satirical drama about the curator of a contemporary art museum who is struggling with various personal issues, including the theft of his mobile phone and an affair with a journalist.

Amid these distractions, a controversial promotional video for an art installation (‘The Square’) is published without his oversight, threatening his career, and sparking a debate about freedom of expression and political correctness.

“An original, visceral, uncomfortable and essential viewing experience.” Screen International.
“Provocative art-world satire.” The Telegraph (UK).
“Thought-provoking.” 84% Rotten Tomatoes.

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ROMA
MEXICO/USA 2018, 135 mins,16DLNV (in Spanish with English subtitles)

7 BAFTA nominations:
Best Film , Best Director (Alfonso Curaon) , Cinematography , Film not in English Language , Original Screenplay , Production , Editing

Winner of Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron)

From Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuaron, director of Gravity and Children of Men.
Winner of the New York Film Critics Award for Best Film of 2018

3 Golden Globe Nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director (Alfonso Cuar?n), Best Screenplay.

A Powerful Vision of Love, Courage, Hope, Change & Home.

Directed: Alfonso Cuar?n.
Starring: Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina De Tavira, Marco Graf.

Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him in Mexico City, Cuaron draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife amidst the political turmoil of the 1970s. The title refers to the Colonia Roma district in Mexico City.

Best Film at the Venice Film Festival 2018.
Selected for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2018.
99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Alfonso Cuar?n in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft.” Rotten Tomatoes
“A heartfelt masterpiece.” The Wrap
“Simply the most exquisite and artistic ?lm of the year!” BBC Culture
“Fresh, rapturously beautiful.” Hollywood Reporter
“A masterful achievement .” RogerEbert.com

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COLETTE

USA/UK/HUNGARY 2018, 112 mins, 16LNSP

Based on a true story.

Directed: Walsh Westmoreland (Still Alice).

Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West.

History is about to change

After moving to Paris, French novelist Sidonie – Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite for her husband. She pens a semi-biographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation.

After its success, Colette and her husband become the talk of Paris, and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to eventually overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

“Knightley as the firebrand Colette is something to see.” Rolling Stone.

“Thoroughly entertaining.” 87% Rotten Tomatoes.

“Exhilarating, funny, inspiring and gorgeous.” The Guardian.

“Funny, mischievous and intelligent.” Vanity Fair

“A witty, spirited portrait of the great French writer.” LA Times.

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
UK/USA 2018, 135 MINS, 13DLS

Winner 2 Golden Globe Awards for Best Film - Drama and Best Actor - Drama (Rami Malek)

7 BAFTA Nominations:
Leading Actor (Rami Malek) , Outstanding British Film , Cinematography, Editing, Costume Design, Make-up and Hair, Sound

It will R-O-C-K you!

Directed: Bryan Singer.
Starring: Rami Malek (as Freddie Mercury), Tom Hollander, Mike Myers.

Fearless lives forever.
A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddy defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.

The highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time.

“Giddily entertaining … thrilling.” Washington Post
“Electrifying music … Malek is magnetic.” Common Sense Media.
“Triumphant entertainment.” Evening Standard.
“A killer soundtrack.” ABC Radio.
“Extraordinary and mind-blowing.” User Review IMDB


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A STAR IS BORN 
USA 2018, 136 mins, 16DLS

Winner - Golden Globe Best Original Song by Lady Gaga

5 Golden Globe nominations
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Best Actress (Lady Gaga) – Drama
Best Actor (Bradley Cooper) – Drama
Best Director - (Bradley Cooper)
Best Original Song

7 BAFTA Nominations:
Best Film, Leading Actress (Lady Gaga/), Leading Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Director (Bradley Cooper), Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Sound

Directed: Bradley Cooper

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

In this critically acclaimed remake, a seasoned musician discovers and falls In love with a struggling young artist. She has just given up on her dream to succeed as a singer---- until he coaxes her into the spotlight. As her career takes off, their relationship breaks down, and he fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

. A total emotional knockout  Variety
. Cooper and Lady Gaga are dynamite together…..electrifying  The Wrap
. A modern classic….terrific….a major Oscar contender and one of the year’s
best films  Rolling Stone
. Superior  Time Magazine
. Outrageously watchable…. Lady Gaga mesmerises  5* The Guardian

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