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New releases this week are Free Solo, Jimmy Chin’s documentary following Alex Honnold’s climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park; Dennis Hopper’s lost and lovingly restored masterpiece The Last Movie; Lars von Trier’s portrait of a serial killer, The House that Jack Built; compelling psychological thriller Lizzie, based on the unsolved, much-speculated-about murders of the Borden parents; and the ultimate feel-good yuletide masterpiece It’s a Wonderful Life.

We take you back to the 80s for Christmas this week with Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, high school murder movie Heathers; classic mock rockumentary This is Spinal Tap, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

This Sunday don’t miss our Bring the Family festive favourite double bill of The Snowman and The Snowman and the Snowdog – advance booking highly recommended.

Highlights: Cinema


At HOME in the 80s

Fri 14 Dec 2018 – Sat 22 Dec 2018
With comedy, action and adventure, this year’s season of 80s films are here to rekindle the spirit of...

Next 7 Days: Cinema


Polina (CTBA)

From Fri 21 Dec
Based upon a graphic novel by Bastien Vivès, Polina is a cinematic pas de deux between choreographer Angelin...

Mug (15)

From Fri 21 Dec
Heavy-metal loving Jacek finds his life changed following an accident that sees him becoming Poland’s first face transplant...

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Three Monkeys (15)

Starts Fri 28 Dec 2018 at 18.10
A noir drama that extended Ceylan’s range, this tale of political and criminal subterfuge earned its creator a...

Stop Making Sense (PG)

Starts Fri 28 Dec 2018 at 20.40
Talking Heads’ legendary 1984 concert film, described as one of the greatest rock movies ever made, featuring a...

Winter Sleep (15)

Starts Sat 29 Dec 2018 at 13.00
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes film festival Palme d’Or winner is bold and visually impressive. Set in an isolated...

Rumble Fish (18)

Starts Wed 2 Jan 2019 at 18.20
In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic...

Down By Law (15)

Starts Thu 3 Jan 2019 at 20.40
One of Jarmusch’s most beloved portraits of loners and misfits within the American landscape, Down By Law is...

Donkeyote (15)

Starts Fri 4 Jan 2019 at 18.10
A film about Manolo a man with a simple life in Spain and two loves: his animals, and...

About a War (CTBA)

Starts Tue 8 Jan 2019 at 18.20
This feature documentary presents compelling testimonies of ex-fighters from the Lebanese Civil War who volunteer a rare glimpse...

Waru (15)

Starts Wed 9 Jan 2019 at 18.10
Eight female Maori directors have each contributed a ten-minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time,...

Rosa Luxemburg (PG)

Starts Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 17.50
Rosa Luxemburg is Margarethe von Trotta’s remarkable biopic of one of the most fascinating figures in modern European...

A New Leaf (U)

Starts Sun 20 Jan 2019 at 13.00
One of America’s greatest comic legends, Elaine May, made her debut as writer and director with the wonderful...

ROH Live/ Faust (12A)

Starts Tue 30 Apr 2019 at 18.30
Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

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From Fri 4 Jan
At the age of 84, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy...

Life Itself (15)

From Fri 4 Jan
Director and writer Dan Fogleman examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring...

Colette (15)

From Fri 11 Jan
Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) elicits a terrific performance from Knightley as the eponymous French novelist, whose provocative debut...

Vice (CTBA)

From Fri 25 Jan
Adam McKay (The Big Short) tells the story of Dick Cheney, the most powerful Vice President in history,...