New in Cinema… 06th October, 2017

The long awaited Blade Runner 2049 arrives on the big screen. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos, while stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain in The Mountain Between Us Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love, On The Road follows North London rock four-piece Wolf Alice as they take to the streets of the UK to promote their debut album, My Love Is Cool, for the last time.


Blade Runner 2049 (15)

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dir. Denis Villeneuve, UK/US/Canada, 2017

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Trailer     Official Site

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Blood Simple (R/I)(18)

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Dirs. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, US, 1984, 99 mins

Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya

Texas bar owner Julian Marty, who is generally regarded as not a nice person, hires shady private detective Loren Visser, who is able to obtain what Marty requests: evidence – in this instance, photographic – that his wife, Abby, and one of his bartenders, Ray, are having an affair.

As Ray and Abby realize that Marty has found out about them, it allows them to plan for their future away from Marty, while be up front with Marty about the situation. Marty, in turn, decides to hire Visser once again, this time to kill Abby and Ray, and dispose of their bodies so that they won’t be found.

The out in the open affair and the contract hit lead to some actions based on self interest, and a standoff of sorts between the four players, which is compounded in complexity by some wrong assumptions of what has happened, with an innocent bystander, another of the Marty’s bartenders, Meurice, potentially and unwittingly adding to the scenario.

Trailer     Official Site

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Glass Castle, The (12A)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton, US, 2017, 127 mins

Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrleson, Naomi Watts

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Trailer     Official Site

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Mountain Between Us, The (12A)

Action | Adventure | Drama

Dir. Hany Abu-Assad, US, 2017, 103 mins

Cast: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.

Trailer     Official Site

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On The Road (18)

Drama

Dir. Michael Winterbottom, UK, 2016, 121 mins

Cast: Shirley Henderson, Paul Popplewell, James McArdle 

ON THE ROAD follows North London rock four-piece Wolf Alice as they take to the streets of the UK to promote their debut album, My Love Is Cool, for the last time.

Driving from city to city, playing 16 cities in three weeks, the band are joined by Estelle (Leah Harvey), an intern with the band’s record company, who will be helping the band with their promotional duties, accompanying them as they visit local radio stations and give interviews to the press.

Estelle strikes up an intimate friendship with Joe (James McCardle), a member of the band’s road crew, and through their eyes, we see both the magic and monotony of life on the road, giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of a passionate young rock band in their searing prime.

Trailer     Official Site

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Reagan Show, The (PG)

Documentary

Dirs. Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez, US, 2017, 74 mins

Cast: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev 

Told solely through archival footage, and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, THE REAGAN SHOW captures the pageantry, absurdity, and charisma of a prolific actor’s defining role: Leader of the Free World.

Trailer     Official Site

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