New in Cinema… 29th September, 2017

In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience, while Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh Daphne, 31, Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck., plus Told in four chapters, Brimstone is a suspenseful tale of guilt and retribution that unfolds at the end of the 19th century in the unforgiving American West.


Brimstone (18)

Thriller | Western

Dir. Martin Koolhoven, Netherlands/UK/US/Rest of the world, 2016, 148 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice Van Houten, Kit Harington

Told in four chapters, BRIMSTONE is a suspenseful tale of guilt and retribution that unfolds at the end of the 19th century in the unforgiving American West.

Our heroine is Liz (Fanning), a young and beautiful woman who is being hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Pearce) – a diabolical extremist and her nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim but instead a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve.

A tale about powerful womanhood and the resistance against an unforgiving cruelty of a hell on Earth.

Trailer     Official Site

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Daphne (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Peter Mackie Burns, UK, 2017, 88 mins

Cast: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White

Daphne, 31, Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young too settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on, an start looking very closely at the person she has become.

Trailer     Official Site

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Flatliners

Drama | Sci-fi | Horror

Dir. Niels Arden Oplev, US, 2017, 

Cast: Nina DobrevEllen PageDiego Luna, Kiefer Sutherland

Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Trailer     Official Site

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

Biography | Family | History

Dir. Simon Curtis, UK, 2017, 107 mins

Cast: Domnhall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Trailer     Official Site

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Home Again (12A)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Dir. Hallie Meyers-Shyer, US, 2017, 97 Mins

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff 

HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (Wild, This Means War, Legally Blonde) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband (Michael Sheen) Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters, and struggles to get her fledgling design career off the ground whilst also navigating the family’s new life. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three young, charismatic filmmakers (Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander and Jon Rudnitsky) who she decides to take in while they try their hand in Hollywood. An unconventional family dynamic emerges, leading them all on an unexpected journey of discovery.

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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards

Documentary | Biography | 

Dir. Michael Roberts, UK, 2017, 89 mins

Cast: River Hawkins, Rick Kissack, Manolo Blahnik

An in-depth portrait of MANOLO BLAHNIK, self-confessed ‘cobbler’ and the man regarded by most influential fashion figures as ‘the best shoe-maker of the 20th and 21st centuries. A film for anyone who has ever looked longingly at a pair of… ‘Manolos’

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Young Frankenstein (R/I) (PG)

Comedy | Horror

Dir. Mel Brooks, US, 1974, 106 mins

Cast: Gene WilderMadeline KahnMarty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, Terri Garr

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN brings together Brooks’s inimitable style with a cast of comedy legends led by Gene Wilder as Federick Fronkensteen. Join the young neurosurgeon (Wilder), as he inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is useless, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind. Read more

Trailer     Official Site

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Zoology (15)

Drama

Dir. Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, Russia/France/Germany, 2016, 91 mins, subtitles

Cast: Natalya Pavlenkova, Masha Tokareva, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Writer-director Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s prize-winning sophomore feature (Special Prize of the Jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Best Picture at Fantastic Fest) deftly mixes the deadpan humour of Aki Kaurismäki with a poignant examination of social issues including loneliness and aging.

Natasha is a middle-aged admin employee at a zoo where her female co-workers take pleasure in making fun of her. She lives with her God-fearing mother and leads a dull existence without prospects, until one day she grows a tail. Medical examinations follow where she meets Peter, a young radiologist and her dreary life is turned upside down.

Described as Kafka meets Cronenberg (Hollywood Reporter) Tverdovsky s film is a beautifully photographed portrait of Eastern Europe that recalls the recent New Romanian Cinema and features a brave and brilliant central performance from Natalya Pavlenkova.

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