Battle Of The Sexes
Running Time: 121 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Valerie Faris
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Chan-Wook Park, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell, Mickey Sumner, Robert Graf, Christian Colson, Alan Cumming, Bill Pullman, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, Elizabeth Shue, Steve Carell
BBFCInsight: infrequent moderate sex
Synopsis: The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
Running Time: 106 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Starring: Clark Duke, Gabriel Iglesias, Kate McKinnon, Jerrod Carmichael, Sally Phillips, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Flula Borg, Boris Kodjoe, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Bruce Anderson, Lori Forte, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant, John Cena
BBFCInsight: mild threat, very mild bad language
Synopsis: FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover. From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of "Rio" and inspired by the beloved book "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, "Ferdinand" is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Running Time: 150 minutes | Genre: Action
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Nicola Peltz, Dave Green, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega
BBFCInsight: moderate violence
Synopsis: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Running Time: 125 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Sergey Bodrov, Ben Mendelsohn, Jordan Waller, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Stephen Dillane, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski, Kristin Scott Thomas, Gary Oldman, John Hurt
BBFCInsight: mild bad language
Synopsis: Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Running Time: 109 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Adrian Molina
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Renee Victor, Benjamin Bratt
Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Running Time: 116 minutes | Genre: Biography
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Eddie Marsan, Idina Menzel, Alison Brie, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jesse Plemons, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Amy Pascal, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bruce Greenwood
BBFCInsight: strong language, brief battle violence
Synopsis: In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment. The screenplay for THE POST comes from Josh Singer, who received the Academy Award for SPOTLIGHT, and music will be written by Spielberg’s long-time collaborator John Williams. THE POST also stars Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.
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