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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Running Time: 115 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: William Mapother, Frances McDormand, Peter Czernin, Graham Broadbent, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson
BBFCInsight: very strong language, strong violence, sex references
Synopsis: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
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.
Running Time: 109 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Adrian Molina
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Renee Victor, Benjamin Bratt
BBFCInsight: mild threat, violence
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: 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: 89 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Richard Starzak
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Richard Ayoade, Richard Webber, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall, Timothy Spall, Mark Williams
BBFCInsight: infrequent mild bad language, threat
Synopsis: Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award® winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. EARLY MAN unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.
Running Time: 102 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: David Ayer
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
BBFCInsight: infrequent strong language
Synopsis: Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.
Running Time: 120 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Paul Weitz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Lubna Azabal, Joaquin Phoenix
BBFCInsight: bloody images
Synopsis: MARY MAGDALENE is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem. Written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, MARY MAGDALENE also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim.
Running Time: 95 minutes | Genre: Family
Director: Will Gluck
Starring: Dianna Agron, Logan Lerman, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne
BBFCInsight: mild threat, comic violence
Synopsis: Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.
Finding Your Feet
Running Time: 111 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Teo Halm, Imelda Staunton, John Sessions, Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft, Charlotte Walls, John Sachs, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall
BBFCInsight: moderate sex references, drug use, infrequent strong language
Synopsis: On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.