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OSCAR WINNERS!

Green Book

  • Best Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)
  • Original Screenplay

Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Best Actor (Rami Malek)
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Sound Mixing

The Favourite

  • Best Actress (Olivia Colman)

A Star is Born

  • Best Original Song – “Shallow” – Lady Gaga

DESTROYER

USA 2018, 120 mins, 16DLSV

Nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

Directed: Karyn Kusama.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell.

You can’t run from yourself.
Director Karyn Kusama breaks cinematic ground in Destroyer with a detective, Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), every bit as badass, brooding, and brash as her male counterparts.
We first meet Bell as she arrives at a murder scene, beaten down by the job.
This current case recalls a previous one, and a previous life too painful to remember.
Though still haunted by her past, reconnecting with it is the only way for her to right old wrongs and find a way forward….or at least a way out.

Kusama sets her contemporary and gritty noir in a verit? Los Angeles.
With the audacious choices she makes as a filmmaker, it’s time to stop considering her bold; she’s just awesome. TIFF 2018.
“A tremendous piece of filmmaking, fuelled by Kusama’s fearless and creative vision and Kidman’s transformative performance.” The Verge.
“It’s gruelling narrative is as uncompromising as Kidman’s central performance, which adds extra layers to a challenging film that leaves a lingering impact.” Rotten Tomatoes.
“Nothing Kidman has done can prepare you for Destroyer.” Variety.
“A cinematic tour de force.” The Wrap.
“Kidman’s performance is superb: smart, committed, and utterly absorbing.” The Guardian.

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THE BOOKSHOP

UK/SPAIN/GERMANY 2017, 112 mins, 7-9PGD

Winner of 3 Goya Awards including Best Film.

Directed: Isabel Coixet

Starring: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy.
Narrated by Julie Christie.

Everyone needs a good story.
England 1959. In a small East Anglian seaside town, free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop. While
bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabakov, she nevertheless earns the
polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame. Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel, The Bookshop is an elegant
yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

“ Quiet, unhurried and gently bittersweet tale….Like the best novels, it is to be savoured.” Washington Post.
“This subdued period adaptation celebrates the magic of books.” CSM
“A rare adaptation, meticulously crafted.” Rotten Tomatoes.
“ A gentle, quiet film beautifully evocative of the musty, inviting smell of a bookshop.” Seattle Times.
“Celebrates love and literature.” The List

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

USA 2018, 104 mins, 7-9PG
Winner of the Oscar & Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature.
Nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Directed: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsay, Rodney Rothman.

With the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, Live Schreiber and others.

The creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider- Man universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. The critically acclaimed and hugely successful computer-animated superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, introduces Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

“Matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humour, and plenty of superhero action” 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes

“Rousingly entertaining….laugh-out-loud funny….appeals to parents and kids of all ages.”
Common Sense Media

“The best Spider-Man movie ever.” Wall Street Journal.
“An eye -popping and irreverent animated experience.” IndieWire.

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DIE STROPERS (The Harvesters)

SA 2018, 107 mins, 16DLPV (in Afrikaans with English subtitles)

Directed: Etienne Kallos.
Starring: Brent Vermeulen, Alex van Dyk, Juliana Venter, Morne Visser.

“The Harvesters gets a standing ovation at Cannes.” Channel 24.
Set in the Bible belt of the rural Free State, in a conservative and religious Afrikaans farming community, this vividly shot psychological drama is a quasi-interpretation of the biblical story of Cain and Abel. It’s a tale of teenage foster brothers locked in a familial and cultural power struggle on a remote farmstead.

“There’s brute beauty to spare in this impressive debut….stark, stately.” Variety
“Slow-burning, moody…..” The Hollywood Reporter.
“This is a film that will resonate around the world.” Gay Essential.

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GREEN BOOK
USA 2018, 130 mins, 13DLPVNominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture.
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at Toronto.
Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini in a Peter Farrelly film

Inspired by a true friendship.
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

“A supremely likeable film with two astoundingly good lead performances.” Empire.
“Engaging, funny, moving and even inspiring.” Plugged In.
“A crowd-pleaser that’s both wonderful and meaningful.” US Weekly.
“Funny and delightful.” Heyaguys.
“Superbly entertaining.” Heat.

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THE FAVOURITE
UK/USA 2018, 120 mins, 16LVNSD

The recipient of multiple awards and nominations.

Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz in a Yorgos Lanthimos film

In early 18th Century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead.
When a new servant, Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

“It’s a bawdy, brilliant triumph.” 5* Rolling Stone.
“Wonderful, nasty fun.” Vulture.
“Wildly entertaining, bracingly cynical comedy of royal manners.” NY Times.
“The comedy is elegant, frequently dark and genuinely witty. The spectacle is gorgeous.” Wall Street Journal.


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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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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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