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 …

Transit  (12A)

Chris Bridgman

Thrilling drama about a refugee who takes on the identity of a dead author. As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband–the man …

Animals       (15) 

Chris Bridgman

A fresh and spiky comedy drama about female friendship, from Emma Jane Unsworth’s hit novel. Laura and Tyler are soulmates. Thirty-something best friends and revellers living in Dublin, they are ingrained in the fabric of each other’s lives: dating, partying, drinking and living their life without limitations. American ex-pat Tyler – a siren of drugs, alcohol and debauchery – lures …

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood  (18)

Chris Bridgman

Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded ninth feature film takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has …

Blinded By The Light (12A)

Chris Bridgman

1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen, his world is turned upside down. Already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of The Boss – the working-class poet whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the …

The Souvenir  (15)

Chris Bridgman

A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. Starring Tom Burke and Tilda Swinton, and with a break-out …