Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas
Running Time: 85 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: David Alonso
Starring: Michelle Jenner, Adriana Ugarte, Ghislain Barrois, Óscar Barberán, Gabriel Arias-Salgado, Álvaro Augustin, Luis Posada
BBFCInsight: mild threat, comic violence
Synopsis: Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.
The Shape of Water
Running Time: 123 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Leslie Mann, Nolan Gerard Funk, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, J. Miles Dale
BBFCInsight: strong violence, language, sex, nudity
Synopsis: From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
Fifty Shades Freed
Running Time: 105 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: James Foley
Starring: Andy Serkis, Will Arnett, Tyler Hoechlin, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Arielle Kebbel, Marcus Viscidi, Dana Brunetti
BBFCInsight: strong sex
Synopsis: Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.
Running Time: 96 minutes | Genre: Animated
Director: Holger Tappe
Starring: Teo Halm, Jessica Brown Findlay, Catherine Tate, Holger Tappe, Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost
BBFCInsight: mild violence, infrequent mild bad language
Synopsis: Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they're all turned into Monsters.
Running Time: 75 minutes | Genre: Drama
Starring: Maggie Smith
Synopsis: The story sets in UK during the 1940's. Lettie Colston is a bad tempered lady, who treats in a very rude fashion her maid and has a quite strict personality. Charmian Colston, on the contrary, is a very nice woman, but she lives obsessed with Jean Taylor, because she calls every person like that despite his husband, Godfrey Colston, tells her everyday that Taylor's in the hospital. In fact, Lattie visits almost everyday to Jean at the hospital, a very calm old lady, who shares the room with other old women, some of them living in her own world. One day, Lattie receives a mysterious phone call, with a creepy male voice speaking, telling that "remember that you have to die one day". Charmian is receiving the same phone calls as well as Godfrey. Other friends are receiving the phone calls as well, a group of old people who likes to organize social reunions, gathering together in funerals. Lattie and Charmian are too scared because of these phone calls, and they're trying to find out who might be the responsible. Nevertheless, Godfrey has a fetish obsession with woman legs and he's been unfaithful to Charmian with a younger woman, in fact, the girlfriend of an old man, whom Godfrey can't stand because he pretends to be a literary critic. A refined and attractive lady, Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew leads the group during the social events and she offers to care for Charmian at her house, having a very seductive behavior with Godfrey, when she dares to show her legs to him. However, Lattie wants to solve the phone calls mystery with the help of a kind doctor, because the culprit maybe is among them.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Running Time: 116 minutes | Genre: Drama
Starring: Maggie Smith
BBFCInsight: Contains moderate language, sex references and sexualised nudity
Synopsis: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
NT Live: 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth
Running Time: 230 minutes | Genre: Live Theatre
Director: Rufus Norris
Starring: Rory Kinnear, National Theatre Live, Anne-Marie Duff
Synopsis: Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
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.
Running Time: 98 minutes | Genre: Horror
Starring: Martin Freeman
BBFCInsight: strong horror, language
Synopsis: Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man ‘belief buster’ – has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.
A Wrinkle in Time
Running Time: 109 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, James Whitaker, Catherine Hand, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine
BBFCInsight: mild threat
Synopsis: Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides—Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling)—who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them. “A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide March 29, 2018.
Running Time: 102 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Hunter
Starring: Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Sheila Hancock, Mark Stothert
Synopsis: To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, an older lady decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.
The Leisure Seeker
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Paolo Virzì
Starring: Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib, Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren
Synopsis: The film stars Academy Award-winner® Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner® Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.
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.
Duck Duck Goose
Running Time: 82 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Christopher Jenkins
Starring: Jennifer Grey, Zendaya ., Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner, Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins, Stephen Fry, Diedrich Bader
Synopsis: Peng is a freewheeling bachelor goose who'd rather do anything than practice for the upcoming migration. He thinks he's better than everyone else and spends his time attempting crazy stunts at even crazier speeds. In one such stunt, Peng flies too near the ground, hits a flock of ducklings and separates brother and sister, Chao and Chi, from the rest. In this unlikely meeting, Peng will begin a journey that will break his wing and nearly break his heart as he grows to understand the power of unconditional love in the form of two ducklings, who likewise grow to see him as the best father they could ever have.
Lean on Pete
Running Time: 121 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Thomas Mann, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Amy Seimetz, Chloë Sevigny, Tristan Goligher, Charlie Plummer, Steve Zahn
BBFCInsight: strong language, brief strong violence
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh comes a deeply moving story told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. 15-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an ageing quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence — until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home. Featuring an award-winning performance by Plummer, Lean on Pete is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family and acceptance. Read more at https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/lean-on-pete/#ek51PZF41AR5jv50.99
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Animated
Director: John Stevenson
Starring: Yvonne Strahovski, Johnny Depp, James McAvoy
Synopsis: he beloved garden gnomes from GNOMEO AND JULIET are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… SHERLOCK GNOMES. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city. This action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne, plus Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Rob Minkoff, Iain Canning, Ruth Wilson, John Cameron Mitchell, Nicole Kidman
Synopsis: It’s London (well Croydon to be exact....), 1977 and our teenage hero Henry - known as Enn (Tony Award winner Alex Sharp) - and his two friends John and Vic are in search of a night to remember, uninterested in the Silver Jubilee celebrations that are going on behind the privet hedges and lace-curtained windows of quiet suburbia. Desperate to be taken seriously by local punk matriarch Boadicea and her coterie of followers they hear of a party not far away and decide to gatecrash. On arrival, nothing is quite as they expected: the house seems to be full of teenage students: exotic, foreign, unbelievably gorgeous. Know-it-all ladies man Vic identifies them as American - what else could they be? Soon Enn is in way over his head (and heart) with the beautiful, enigmatic Zan (Elle Fanning), an outsider just like him. As Enn becomes her ambassador to a brave new world of punk, partying and music, he learns that Zen has a new world of her own to share (quite literally) and over the course of twenty four hours the two will go on an adventure that is truly out of this world.
Isle of Dogs
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Adventure
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Courtney B. Vance, Greta Gerwig, Liev Schreiber, Frances McDormand, Scott Rudin, Fisher Stevens, F. Murray Abraham, Kunicihi Nomura, Mari Natsuki, Koyu Rankin, Bob Balaban, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Yojiro Noda, Frank Wood, Yoko Ono, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray
Synopsis: ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Running Time: 30 minutes | Genre: Drama
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Gary Shore, Sergey Bodrov, Jessica Brown Findlay, Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Peter Czernin, Graham Broadbent, Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton
Synopsis: In the aftermath of WWII, free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton (Lily James) forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during wartime.
Running Time: 93 minutes | Genre: Animated
Director: Hugh Welchman
Starring: Joseph Kosinski, Douglas Booth, Chris O'Dowd, Aidan Turner, John Sessions, Eleanor Tomlinson, Hugh Welchman, Sean M. Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Saoirse Ronan
BBFCInsight: suicide theme, infrequent moderate sex, injury detail
Synopsis: The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.