PHANTOM THREAD

In 1950s London, distinguished couturier Reynolds Woodcock dresses socialites, movie stars and royalty with unique style and flair. He lives a carefully tailored life with women coming and going, until he is entranced by Alma, a young, headstrong woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover – yet refuses to submit to his usually unbending will. Daniel Day-Lewis is enthralling in what may be his final screen role, complemented by an equally captivating Lesley Manville and newcomer Vicky Krieps. Full details.

PHANTOM THREAD

In 1950s London, distinguished couturier Reynolds Woodcock dresses socialites, movie stars and royalty with unique style and flair. He lives a carefully tailored life with women coming and going, until he is entranced by Alma, a young, headstrong woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover – yet refuses to submit to his usually unbending will. Daniel Day-Lewis is enthralling in what may be his final screen role, complemented by an equally captivating  Lesley Manville and newcomer Vicky Krieps. Full details.

LOVELESS

The director of Leviathan returns with a grim portrayal of life in modern Russia. A warring couple –  living together only because of a housing shortage – are slow to realize that their son has run away. They resent the time taken from their new partners to deal with the disappearance, and the police are also uninterested. Only a group of volunteers goes looking for the boy – up and down endless apartment stairways, walking through the forests in hi-vis jackets, posting leaflets on bus stops, and searching abandoned houses – as the winter closes in and the snow gets heavier. Full details.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – Babes In Arms screening

This original musical tells the rags to riches story of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), who gathers together a group of talented misfits to create a spectacle while fighting society’s prejudices. Marrying his childhood sweetheart (Michelle Williams), everything seems to be going well until he falls for the charms of opera singer Jenny Lind (Rebecca Ferguson). First-time director Michael Gracey fills the screen with dazzling choreography and colour, the songs are belted out by an array of talent, and Jackman makes us believe that Barnum can conquer the world. ‘Splashy, fun, crowd-pleasing entertainment’ (Film Journal). Babes In Arms screening. Full details.

THE POST

Spielberg’s thrilling drama centres on the Washington Post’s Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. Graham forms an alliance with editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they risk their careers, and compete with the New York Times, to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets spanning three decades and four US presidents. With Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks surrounded by a highly acclaimed ensemble cast, accomplished performances abound in a 1970s tale with clear relevance for the present day. Screened on International Women’s Day. Full details.

THE POST

Spielberg’s thrilling drama centres on the Washington Post’s Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. Graham forms an alliance with editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they risk their careers, and compete with the New York Times, to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets spanning three decades and four US presidents. With Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks surrounded by a highly acclaimed ensemble cast, accomplished performances abound in a 1970s tale with clear relevance for the present day. Screened on International Women’s Day.
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ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

Kidnapped on a Rome evening in 1973, the fate of 16-year-old Paul Getty fascinated the world’s media and pushed his mother Gail (Michelle Williams) into the spotlight. His grandfather John Paul had ‘all the money in the world’ yet refused to pay the ransom, forcing his adviser Fletcher (Mark Wahlberg), Paul, Gail and the kidnappers towards a potentially deadly endgame. Famously re-shot with Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey as the cold-blooded tycoon, this tense drama weighs up the relative value of money and family. Full details.

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Mildred Hayes is sick of waiting for the police to catch her daughter’s murderer, so she takes matters into her own hands by using three billboards to taunt the much-loved Chief of Police for a response. The trouble is he hasn’t got any leads, and has a more pressing problem of his own, while Mildred isn’t a typically sympathetic bereaved mom… Strong language and dark humour feature in this highly acclaimed comedy from the director of In Bruges, with McDormand set for awards glory! Full details.

DARKEST HOUR

It’s World War II, and Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. The fate of Western Europe now hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (past Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman), who must make the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler at a terrible cost, or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Darkest Hour is the anthemic story of 1940, when Churchill’s courage to lead a nation changed the course of history. Full details.