Film Information

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Below is information about films playing this month. Arranged in date order.
​GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (12A)
7 & 10 JUL
136 mins.

Director: James Gunn.
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper. USA 2017.

The coolest ragtag bunch of a-holes in space are back, with the fate of the cosmos resting on their shoulders once more. Because anyone can save the galaxy once. As they journey across the far reaches of the universe to solve the mystery of Peter Quill’s parentage, the Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together. Expect another humdinger of a soundtrack. Contains moderate fantasy action violence, sex references and bad language.
HAMPSTEAD (12A)
7 - 13 JUL
103 mins.

Director: Joel Hopkins.
Starring: Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, Lesley Manville.

Hampstead is a charming, life-affirming tale about how love can be found in the most unexpected places. An unlikely friendship – and then a romance – develops between an American widow (Keaton) and a social recluse (Gleeson) when property developers threaten to remove him from the ramshackle hut on Hampstead Heath that he has called home for 17 years. Contains moderate bad language. 
​WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT (PG)
8 JUL ONLY 
94 mins.

Directors: Nick Park, Steve Box.
Voices: Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay.

Aardman’s first full-length feature. Days before the Giant Vegetable Competition, a vegetable-ravaging monster is seen desecrating neighbourhood allotments in the dead of night. The task of saving the competition falls to cheese-loving Wallace and his faithful hound Gromit. A brilliantly imaginative and hilariously British ‘claymation’ comedy. 
​WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME (15)
9 & 12 JUL 
105 mins.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal.
Featuring: Whitney Houston.

Even though Whitney Houston made millions of dollars, and was widely recognised as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself, and died tragically at the age of 48. Four years after her death, this moving documentary goes in search of the forces that made and then destroyed a transcendental talent. Made with largely never-before-seen footage and exclusive live recordings, Whitney: Can I Be Me depicts Houston’s incredible and touching life story. 
​FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (15)
11 & 13 JUL
121 mins.

Director: Nicole Garcia.
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendemühl.

French with English subtitles. A sensual, wild young woman, Gabrielle (Cotillard), the daughter of a lavender farmer, is considered a danger to herself and is married off to one of the farmworkers. She lives unhappy and sickly, until she is sent away for a cure to the Alps, where she meets war veteran André (Garrel), whom, she believes, fulfils her most romantic of ideals. Adapted from the bestselling novella by Milena Agus.
MY COUSIN RACHEL (12A)
14 JUL ONLY
106 mins.

Director: Roger Michell.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen.

Roger Michell’s enticing adaptation of Du Maurier’s novel follows Philip (Claflin), an orphan who leads a happy life in Cornwall with his wealthy older cousin and guardian, Ambrose (Glen). After Ambrose dies mysteriously not long after marrying a distant relation of theirs, Rachel (Weisz), Philip confronts her, racked by suspicion. But he too soon finds himself under her beguiling spell. Is she a femme fatale? A gold-digger? A tease? My Cousin Rachel keeps the audience guessing throughout. Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex. 
​GIFTED (12A)
14, 15, 18 & 19 JUL
101 mins.

Director: Mark Webb.
Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan.

Gifted is a moving story about choices, compassion and family, all underscored by a wicked sense of humour. Frank Adler (Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when her mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references.
​FIREMAN SAM: ALIEN ALERT! THE MOVIE (U)
15 JUL ONLY
63 mins.

Director: Gary Andrews.
Voices: David Tennant, Sam Kynman, David Carling.

​The iconic fireman has to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding alien-hunter-turned-TV-presenter Buck Douglas' (Tennant) arrival to the town of Pontypandy. With UFO sightings on the increase, he’s determined to get to the bottom of the odd events.
TOP GUN (12A)
SAT 15 JULY, 8:30
110 mins.

Director: Tony Scott.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer.

The big blockbuster of 1986, Top Gun concerns the exploits of one 'Maverick' (Cruise) who aspires to be top gun at the Top Gun, the US Navy Fighters Weapons School. Maverick climbs the ladder of fly-boy success and falls in love with his aeronautics instructor. Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex and sex references.
​THE LAST WORD (15)
16, 17 & 19 JUL
108 mins.

Director: Mark Pellington.
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche.

Retired businesswoman Harriet (MacLaine) is in complete control of every aspect of her life. When she begins to reflect on her own obituary, she enlists young local writer Anne (Seyfried) to pen her life story under her direction. But after initial attempts fall below expectations, Harriet sets out to reshape the way she will be remembered. As her journey unfolds, the two women form a unique bond that alters both Harriet’s legacy and Anne’s future.
​THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A)
MON 17 JULY, 6:15 
100 mins.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki.
Starring: Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji.

Finnish/Swedish/Arabic with English subtitles. With Aki Kaurismäki’s inimitable blend of humanism and humour, The Other Side Of Hope sensitively weaves together the struggles of two men who flee their homes, albeit in very different circumstances. The first is Khaled (Haji), a Syrian refugee separated from his family, who arrives in Helsinki hidden aboard a coal freighter. The other is a spiky Finnish salesman (Kuosmanen) who leaves his drunken wife and gambles everything on financing a failing restaurant.
​WHISKY GALORE (PG)
18 & 19 JUL
98 mins.

Director: Gilles MacKinnon
Starring: Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, Ellie Kendrick.

The inhabitants of a Hebridean island in wartime can’t believe their luck when the SS Politician runs aground just to the north of them with 24,000 cases of whisky on board. The islanders’ efforts to steal and conceal the booty are both ingenious and hugely comic, and cameo performances from a starry cast are pure joy. A remake of the famed 1949 Ealing comedy
​ALONE IN BERLIN (12A)
21 & 24 - 26 JUL
103 mins.

Director: Vincent Perez.
Starring: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl.

Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. After learning that their only son has died in battle, a working-class couple (Gleeson and Thompson) risk execution with an extraordinary act of rebellion. They begin printing and circulating anti-Nazi postcards, hoping to inspire others to take a stand. When the postcards end up in the hands of Gestapo officer Escherich (Brühl), a dangerous game of cat and mouse unfolds. Contains moderate violence, threat and injury detail.
​WONDER WOMAN (12A)
21, 25 & 26 JUL
141 mins.

Director: Patty Jenkins.
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen.

Gal Gadot takes centre stage as the legendary Amazon warriorprincess after a breakout turn last year in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Raised as a fearless defender of her island paradise in the early 20th century, young Diana meets Steve Trevor (Pine), an American pilot who informs her of the mighty war raging beyond her shores. Inspired to right the world’s wrong, she leaves for London to discover her true destiny and her full, unearthly powers. Contains moderate violence.
​DESPICABLE ME 3 (U)
21 JUL -  3 AUG
90 mins.

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon.
Voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker.

One-time dastardly supervillain Felonious Gru (Carell) seems to have hung up his ‘evil’ cape for good. Having settled in the ‘burbs with his feisty super agent wife (Wiig) and three adorable, unicorn-loving, adopted daughters, he’s now out to actively fight crime, not cause it. Until, that is, a long lost, enviably hirsute twin brother pops out of the woodwork to tempt him back to the dark side…
​THE GRADUATE (12A)
SUN 23 JULY, 6:30
105 mins.

Director: Mike Nichols.
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross.

Mike Nichols’ archly hilarious observation of smug, middle-class American mores sees callow college graduate Dustin Hoffman seduced by Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). Bancroft’s career-defining role is perfectly matched by Katharine Ross as her daughter, who ultimately takes Benjamin’s fancy. Contains moderate sex references and infrequent brief nudity
​THE BEGUILED (15)
28 JUL - 3 AUG
94 mins.

Director: Sofia Coppola.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning.

Sofia Coppola’s seductive adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel, A Painted Devil, unfolds at an all-girls boarding school in rural Virginia during the American Civil War. When the headmistress (Kidman) agrees to shelter a wounded Union soldier (Farrell), his sudden presence stirs up sexual tensions in the remote mansion. As each of the women falls for his charms, their tight-knit sisterhood buckles under the weight of deceit and jealousy.
​WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (12A)
28 JUL - 3 AUG
140 mins.

Director: Matt Reeves.
Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn.

The peaceful civilisation built among the redwood trees by Caesar (Serkis) and his apes is up against its greatest threat yet: an army of humans led by the ruthless Colonel (Harrelson), who believes he is mankind’s last hope. After a battle in which the apes suffer devastating losses, Caesar’s faith in the merciful path begins to waver – an inner conflict that leads to the ultimate battle for dominion over Earth.