Roof East

Roof East
Level 8, Stratford Multistorey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London, E15 1XE
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20th Century Women

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

In late 70s California, teenager Jamie (Zunmann) grows up among three women: his chain-smoking mother Dorothea (Bening), punky photographer Abbie (Gerwig) and best friend Julie (Fanning). A poignant, witty and well-observed coming of age story.

Thu 3 Aug

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Blue Velvet

  • 1986
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, George Dickerson, Dean Stockwell

In small-town Middle America, would-be boy detective MacLachlan finds a severed ear on some waste ground. When the police shoo him away he decides to do some investigating of his own. A singular fusion of the cosy and the terrifying which blends kitsch and nightmare, B-movie detection and brutal sex to deconstruct our…

Fri 18 Aug

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Casablanca

  • 5 stars
  • 1942
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Tue 11 Jul

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Coraline

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane

After her family moves to Pink Mansions, Coraline (voiced by Fanning) quickly becomes bored with the large dusty house, and in particular with her hardworking parents (Hatcher and Hodgman). The fantasy kicks into top gear when she discovers a secret door that leads her into an alternate version of her home. A lush…

Fri 28 Jul

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Dirty Dancing

  • 3 stars
  • 1987
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of…

Tue 4 Jul

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Tue 22 Aug

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Donnie Darko

  • 4 stars
  • 2002
  • US
  • 113 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Kelly
  • Written by: Richard Kelly
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Mesmerising science fiction fable in which teenage Donnie (Gyllenhaal) learns that the world will end very soon. A horror story, a Hughes-style coming-of-age tale, a dark satire on Reaganite greed, selfishness and hypocrisy, and an affecting meditation on the choices we make, it's one of the best films of the 00s.

Tue 15 Aug

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Don't Breathe

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fede Alvarez
  • Cast: Jane Levy, Daniel Zovatto, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang
  • UK release: 9 September 2016

Rocky (Levy), Money (Zovatto) and Alex (Minnette) rob rich people's houses, but when they break into the house of a blind Iraq War veteran (Lang) they get more than they bargained for. Nerve-shredding home invasion thriller with great control of suspense, surprise and pace.

Thu 29 Jun

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Eastern Promises

  • 4 stars
  • 2007
  • UK/Canada
  • 110 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Cronenberg
  • Written by: Steven Knight
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack

Cronenberg's companion piece to 'A History of Violence' is a perversely entertaining crime thriller centred around midwife (Watts) who is drawn into the dark criminal underworld after she saves the newborn child of a Russian woman who dies on the operating table, leaving sparse clues as to her identity. A fascinating…

Wed 26 Jul

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

  • 4 stars
  • 2004
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michel Gondry
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson

A wildly imaginative flight of fantasy based around the gloriously barmy conceit that Carrey's lovelorn loser, Joel Barish, is having the painful memories of his ex-girlfriend surgically removed. It's an outrageously demented ride, but underlying this terrific trip are some serious questions about human relationships.

Sat 22 Jul

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Face/Off

  • 1997
  • 138 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Written by: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
  • Cast: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Sat 5 Aug

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

Wed 2 Aug

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Full Metal Jacket

  • 4 stars
  • 1987
  • UK
  • 109 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Matthew Modine, Dorian Harewood, Lee Ermey.

Technically effective and narratively balanced depiction of raw Vietnam recruits as they endure basic training and the even greater horrors of the 1968 Tet offensive. One of the better Vietnam movies.

Wed 19 Jul

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Get Out

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Written by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Chris (Kaluuya) heads to upstate New York with his girlfriend Rose (Williams), for a dinner with her supposedly liberal parents (Whitford and Keener), only to find that things are very much other than they seem. Peele’s deep understanding of horror movies tropes combines with his own experiences as a black American, to…

Sat 29 Jul

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Fri 25 Aug

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Heat

  • 5 stars
  • 1995
  • US
  • 170 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Mann
  • Written by: Michael Mann
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

Mann's star package cops-and-robbers tale is head and shoulders above the rest of the genre, thanks to an action-packed screenplay that fully explores its themes and gives depth to its characters. Pacino is the dedicated detective whose home life is in ruins; De Niro is the reclusive criminal mastermind. The two men's…

Sat 26 Aug

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Hidden Figures

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Fri 11 Aug

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Wed 30 Aug

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Inception

  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 147 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine

DiCaprio stars as Don Cobb, a thief who is the master of the art of extraction, stealing secrets from the minds of the unconscious. The business is risky and has resulted the loss of everything he once held dear. Now he is being offered a chance of redemption, but at a cost, and up against a dangerous enemy that only Cobb…

Wed 23 Aug

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John Wick

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chad Stahelski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe
  • UK release: 10 April 2015

John Wick (Reeves), a retired hitman in mourning for his wife, gets back in the game when mob kingpin's clueless son Iosef (Allen) kills his puppy. One of Reeves' best roles yet, in a stylish hitman-with-a-heart thriller crammed with satisfying action sequences, solid direction, innovative cinematography and terrific…

Wed 28 Jun

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La La Land

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
  • UK release: 13 January 2017

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.

Tue 25 Jul

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Tue 8 Aug

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The LEGO Batman Movie

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris McKay
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Batman (Arnett) is such a self-absorbed loner that even the Joker (Galifianakis) is peeved that Bats won’t recognise him as his greatest enemy, so the villain constructs a dastardly plot that incorporates every villain he can find, including the Daleks. Packed with gags and inventiveness, it’s tremendous fun.

Sat 8 Jul

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Logan

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant
  • UK release: 1 March 2017

Grey-haired, boozy and ailing, Logan (Jackman) is caring for the now elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) when he encounters a young mutant girl, Laura (Keen). A glorious swansong for Wolverine; the world-weary tone, low-key setting and ballsy climax really impress. First class.

Thu 27 Jul

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Lost In Translation

  • 4 stars
  • 2003
  • US/Japan
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Written by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Bill Murray plays it straight as an ageing movie star forced to shoot advertisements in Tokyo because they are so lucrative. This culture clash, fish out of water, pan-faced pseudo comedy marks Sofia Coppola's second outing as director. Part love story, part oddball lost weekend drama, 'Lost in Translation' underlines the…

Wed 12 Jul

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Manchester by the Sea

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol
  • UK release: 13 January 2016

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Thu 24 Aug

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Moana

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk
  • UK release: 2 December 2016

Moana (Carvalho) is a plucky Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, exuberantly sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and there's a refreshing…

Sat 1 Jul

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Moonlight

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and…

Fri 21 Jul

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Thu 10 Aug

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Mulholland Drive

  • 4 stars
  • 2001
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Written by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Robert Forster

Given the troubled production history of Lynch's nightmare noir – it was originally a pilot for a US television series which was cancelled – it's nothing short of miraculous that Mulholland Drive shines with the filmmaker's idiosyncratic brilliance. Although set in the present day (albeit with retro styling), Lynch draws…

Sat 19 Aug

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Prevenge

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alice Lowe
  • Cast: Alice Lowe, Kayvan Novak, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie

Ruth (Lowe) is an expectant mother who starts to hear her unborn baby urging her to kill people. Lowe's blackly comic, squirmingly uncomfortable directorial debut is remarkably well-realised, with an impressive cast and her own eerily passive, brilliantly-timed performance at the core. Enjoyably provocative.

Fri 30 Jun

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Psycho

  • 5 stars
  • 1960
  • US
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh

Hitch's misogynistic masterpiece has a young secretary take off to hicksville with a bagful of her boss' money. Unfortunately for her, she chooses to put up at the Bates' Motel, run by that nice Norman boy. The ironic dialogue ('Mother's not quite herself today') make it a joy to catch any time around. We liked it, didn't…

Thu 17 Aug

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Purple Rain

  • 1984
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Albert Magnoli
  • Cast: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

A talent for music is one thing, but when an aspiring singer, Apollonia, approaches The Kid (Prince) he discovers that talent alone isn't the only thing he desires.

Tue 18 Jul

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Raising Arizona

  • 5 stars
  • 1987
  • US
  • 94 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

An ex-con and a police woman marry and, on finding they cannot conceive children, steal one of someone else's quintuplets and hit the road.

Fri 4 Aug

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Shaun of the Dead

  • 2004
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Written by: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Peter Serafinowicz, Jessica Stevenson

The team behind the cult TV series 'Spaced' venture into film with a likeable zom-rom-com that pits a bunch of London slackers against the undead. Pleasingly puerile.

Fri 7 Jul

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The Shawshank Redemption

  • 3 stars
  • 1994
  • US
  • 143 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Frank Darabont
  • Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Banged up for a crime he didn't commit (ain't they all?) quiet man Robbins plans a slow but effective revenge on the unnecessarily harsh prison regime. Freeman excels as the fellow con with an uncanny knack for procuring desired items. The film is certainly overlong, but the apocryphal feel to the storytelling and the…

Wed 16 Aug

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Social Fun and Games Club

Fun and games for big kids including roller discos, hip hop-inspired lawn bowls, a batting cage, crazy golf, a film club and cocktails.

Wed 28 Jun

Free / 020 7515 7153

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Thu 29 Jun

Free / 020 7515 7153

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Fri 30 Jun

Free / 020 7515 7153

  • 17:00 – 23:00
…and 91 more dates until 29 Sep

Some Like It Hot

  • 5 stars
  • 1959
  • US
  • 120 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E Brown, Pat O'Brien

Two impecunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band. Brilliant, brittle, crackerjack farce with all concerned at a peak in their careers.

Tue 1 Aug

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Spice World

  • 1997
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bob Spiers
  • Cast: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm

Sporty, Posh, Ginger, Baby and Scary embark on a fun-fuelled adventure with cameos galore.

Wed 5 Jul

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Split

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson, Anya Taylor-Joy
  • UK release: 20 January 2017

Kevin (McAvoy) suffers from dissociative identity disorder; when he kidnaps three teenage girls, best pals Marcia (Sula) and Claire (Richardson) and troubled loner Casey (Taylor-Joy), multi-personality strangeness ensues. With superb work from McAvoy and Taylor-Joy, this is easily Shyamalan's most compelling and…

Thu 20 Jul

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Thu 31 Aug

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Sat 12 Aug

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Top Gun

  • 3 stars
  • 1986
  • US
  • 110 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Written by: Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Meg Ryan, Rick Rossovich, Whip Hubley, James Tolkan

Say what you like about him, Scott undoubtedly has the golden touch at the box office. This emotionless formula adventure about men being grandly upstaged by very fast, very expensive and very dangerous aircraft, with the splendid Ms McGillis thrown for love interest, made a fortune, especially in the US. It had to be…

Thu 13 Jul

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T2 Trainspotting

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

Sat 15 Jul

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Wed 9 Aug

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True Romance

  • 1993
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary (uncredited)
  • Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken

Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets, sleeps with and marries novice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours, then the lovebirds find themselves on the run with an accidentally stolen case of cocaine. Limelight-stealing cameos and writer Quentin Tarantino's verbal set-pieces fire this excellent movie, the epitome of…

Tue 29 Aug

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28 Days Later

  • 3 stars
  • 2002
  • UK
  • 113 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, David Schneider

The latest project from the filmmakers who brought 'Trainspotting' to the big screen (here collaborating with 'The Beach' author Alex Garland), opens with some rather careless animal rights activists who unwittingly unleash a 'rage virus' on the British populace. Twenty eight days later, cycle courier Jim (Murphy) wakes…

Fri 14 Jul

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Withnail & I

  • 5 stars
  • 1987
  • UK
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bruce Robinson
  • Written by: Bruce Robinson
  • Cast: Paul McGann, Richard E Grant, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Two out-of-work actors surviving 1969 London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage, where one of them suffers the attentions of the predatory owner. Entertaining British comedy with a dedicated following; do not attempt to drink along with it.

Thu 6 Jul

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