ON THE BASIS OF SEX (12A) – 2018 USA 120 mins

The 2.30pm screening is subtitled for people with hearing loss

Director: Mimi Leder
Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an iconic figure, using formidable legal arguments to enshrine the rights of women and minority groups, with inspirational wit, style and charisma. In Leder’s dramatic retelling, Jones channels the balance of resilience, idealism and pragmatism that saw Ginsburg progress through a hostile Harvard Law School – where she both met her husband Marty (Hammer) and nursed him through illness – to secure groundbreaking legal reform in her first major case and change American public life forever.

“On the Basis of Sex” does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

 



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 18 April 2019

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50, £6.00 (concessions), £5.00 aged 25 and under.

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A Monster Calls (2016 Spain/USA/UK/Canada), Cert. 12A

a-monster-calls-bare-landscape-600Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson

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Scripted by Patrick Ness from his own novel, “A Monster Calls” tells the tale of young Conor (MacDougall), who is struggling to cope with the realisation that his mother (Felicity Jones) has terminal cancer.

 

 

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Bullied at school and with little sympathy from his brusque, icy grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), Conor relies on his imagination to survive, confessing his deepest fears to the tree-shaped monster he has sketched in his notepad.

 

 

His torment mysteriously awakens an unlikely ally in the ancient yew tree, just beyond his bedroom window.

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As Conor, MacDougall is remarkable in his first leading role, while Neeson delivers compelling vocal and motion capture performances as the monster.

 

A selection of Reviews from: The TelegraphThe Independent; and The Huddersfield Daily Examiner here, trumpeting the film as a local production (it wasn’t, Denshaw is nearer to Oldham than to Huddersfield). 

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 All these reviews contain links to a Trailer – the US version can be seen here:

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 16th February 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

– click on the time to make a booking. Cookie Error? See here…….

A Monster Calls (2016 Spain/USA/UK/Canada), Cert. 12A

 a-monster-calls-bare-landscape-600Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson

a-monster-calls-bliss-column-200

 

Scripted by Patrick Ness from his own novel, “A Monster Calls” tells the tale of young Conor (MacDougall), who is struggling to cope with the realisation that his mother (Felicity Jones) has terminal cancer.

 

 

a-monster-calls-sad-conor-column-200

 

 

Bullied at school and with little sympathy from his brusque, icy grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), Conor relies on his imagination to survive, confessing his deepest fears to the tree-shaped monster he has sketched in his notepad.

 

 

His torment mysteriously awakens an unlikely ally in the ancient yew tree, just beyond his bedroom window.

a-monster-calls-banner-600

As Conor, MacDougall is remarkable in his first leading role, while Neeson delivers compelling vocal and motion capture performances as the monster.

 

A selection of Reviews from: The TelegraphThe Independent; and The Huddersfield Daily Examiner here, trumpeting the film as a local production (it wasn’t, Denshaw is nearer to Oldham than to Huddersfield). 

a-monster-calls-sub-banner-500

All these reviews contain links to a Trailer – the US version can be seen here:

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 14th February 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

– click on the time to make a booking. Cookie Error? See here…….