What’s on > Cinema

We’ve got four new releases this week: ★★★★★-rated Chinese family saga So Long My Son; Honey Boy, a portrait of childhood trauma and adult self-renewal starring Shia LeBoeuf; The Cave, a documentary filmed in an underground hospital in war-torn Syria; and London gang war drama Blue Story.

Films continuing: Martin Scorsese’s epic drama The Irishman; Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You; Marriage Story, an elegant and moving post-mortem account of a relationship in the throes of divorce; The Nightingale, set during the colonisation of Australia in 1825; and smart whodunnit Knives Out, from director Rian Johnson.

Next 7 Days: Cinema

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Her Smell (15)

From Fri 13 Dec
The B-side to Vox Lux, Alex Ross Perry offers an incisive portrait of a destructive personality in the...
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Citizen K (CTBA)

From Fri 13 Dec
An engrossing exploration of global politics, the film looks at how Mikhail Khodorkovsky has become an advocate for...

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Buddies (15)

From Fri 13 Dec
Made in the space of just nine days in the summer of 1985, filmmaker Arthur “Artie” J Bressan Jr’s...
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Of Time and the Sea (CTBA)

Starts Wed 18 Dec 2019 at 20.40
A beautifully composed experimental feature that thrives on symbolism, it’s an unconventional work that weaves a hypnotic spell.
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Sprinter (15)

Starts Thu 19 Dec 2019 at 18.00
Coming of age story about 'Rasta Rocket' Akeem Sharp, and his battle to become a track & field...
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Cabin in the Sky (U)

Starts Sat 21 Dec 2019 at 15.40
With its all-black cast, MGM’s 1943 musical Cabin in the Sky provided a rare and invaluable showcase for some...
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On the Town (U)

Starts Sun 22 Dec 2019 at 15.30
“New York, New York, a wonderful town. The Bronx is up but the Battery’s down”. One of the...
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The Band Wagon (U)

Starts Sun 29 Dec 2019 at 15.40
A great example of Comden and Green’s interest in the contrast between popular forms such as the musical...
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Joan of Arc (CTBA)

Starts Fri 10 Jan 2020 at 18.30
Bruno Dumont’s decision to work with a ten-year-old actress re-injects this heroine’s timeless cause and ideology with modernity
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Portrait of Jason (CTBA)

Starts Wed 15 Jan 2020 at 19.30
A gay African-American hustler and aspiring cabaret performer, Jason Holliday is the sole on-screen presence in this classic...
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American Dream (CTBA)

Starts Thu 16 Jan 2020 at 18.10
Kopple’s acclaimed documentary is a sobering and fascinating depiction of the social, economic and emotional ramifications of a community...
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Doctor Zhivago (PG)

Starts Sat 18 Jan 2020 at 14.30
In Moscow on the eve of the First World War, medical student Yuri Zhivago meets the beautiful Lara,...
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Waste Land (PG)

Starts Tue 21 Jan 2020 at 18.10
Walker’s Oscar-nominated documentary depicts the Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz- an uplifting documentary highlighting the transformative power...
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A Suitable Girl (U)

Starts Sat 25 Jan 2020 at 13.30
Khurana and Mundhra’s film follows three young women over four years in India struggling to maintain their identities...
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The Swirl (CTBA)

Starts Thu 30 Jan 2020 at 18.10
Issues of feminine identity and power, memory, and the influence of family poignantly converge in director Laura Herrero...

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Cabaret + Intro

Thu 19 Dec 2019 – Sat 28 Dec 2019
The screening on Tue 17 Dec will be introduced by Dr Andrew Moor, Reader in Film at Manchester...
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The Street (15)

From Fri 20 Dec
Set against the upheavals of rapid gentrification, years of austerity, the fallout from Grenfell and the eruption of...
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The Two Popes (12A)

From Fri 20 Dec
Directed by Fernando Meirelles, this insightful story ushers us behind gilded doors to watch the once and future Popes grapple...
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Little Women (U)

From Fri 27 Dec
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and...
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El Topo (18)

From Fri 10 Jan
The ultra-violent tale of a black-clad gunslinger on a murderous mission to challenge four zen masters, director Jodorowsky...
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Uncut Gems (CTBA)

From Fri 10 Jan
From Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time) comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Sandler), a charismatic...
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Amanda (15)

From Fri 3 Jan
David, who gets by doing odd jobs, meets Lena, who has just moved up to Paris, and falls...
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Bombshell (CTBA)

From Fri 17 Jan
Based on the real scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire...
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Waves (CTBA)

From Fri 17 Jan
Cracks begin to show in the perfect façade of a young athlete’s life (Harrison Jr.), in this palpable...