Tryckster

Chris Bridgman

Rocking into the Christmas spirit with the much-loved Cumbrian folk outfit. Expect some seasonal songs, some old favourites, and maybe the odd surprise. Tryckster is a six-piece west Cumbrian Folk-rock band peddling original folk tune-driven songs with a social conscience. Tryckster provided the soundtrack to a lot of late night carousing in the early noughties, releasing an album on Fellside …

The Good Liar    (15)

Chris Bridgman

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan star in tense thriller about a career conman targeting a wealthy widow. Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the …

Sorry We Missed You    (15)

Chris Bridgman

Typically hard-hitting Ken Loach movie, addressing zero-hour Britain. Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer …

Judy       (12A)

Chris Bridgman

Renee Zellweger portrays legendary entertainer Judy Garland, performing in London for the last time. “With a jaw-dropping performance from Renée Zellweger…the film is funny, warm and satisfyingly self-aware“ Sight & Sound Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she …

Non-Fiction        (15)

Chris Bridgman

Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs — including …

The Goldfinch   (15)

Chris Bridgman

Film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed bestseller of the same name, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and spent more than 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) is 13 years old when his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes …

The Farewell     (PG)

Chris Bridgman

Acclaimed comedy drama about a scattered Chinese family gathering in their homeland, written and directed by Lulu Wang. “a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it’s one of the best films of the year“ The Independent The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide …

Downton Abbey         (PG)

Chris Bridgman

The TV phenomenon comes to the big screen. A royal visit will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue. The movie continues the storyline from the series, with much of the original cast returning. The film, set in 1927, depicts a visit by the King and Queen to the Crawley family’s English country house in the Yorkshire countryside. As the Royal staff …

Bohemian Rhapsody      (12A)

Chris Bridgman

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek delivers a standout performance as Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle …

Mrs Lowry and Son    (PG)     

Chris Bridgman

Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave star in this touching biopic. Beloved British artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her. The …