The Zookeeper’s Wife (12A)
Directed by Niki Caro
IN 1939, Antonina Zabinska and her husband Jan run Warsaw Zoo, a Disneyland clone packed with delighted visitors and adorable animals.
But, after the...
Friday 21st Apr 2017
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The Belko Experiment (18)
Directed by Greg McLean
IF YOU think you’re having a bad day at the office, spare a thought for the ill-fated employees of the Bogotabased non-profit Business Without Boundaries...
Friday 14th Apr 2017
Ghost in the Shell (12A)
Directed by Rupert Sanders
CONSIDERING the worldwide critical success of the classic 1995 sci-fi anime thriller Ghost in the Shell, it’s a tad surprising that Hollywood has taken so...
Friday 31st Mar 2017
The Lost City of Z (15)
Directed by James Gray
THIS vivid adaptation of David Gann’s biography by director-scenarist James Gray is a rousing true-life story charting the extraordinary life and adventures of...
Friday 24th Mar 2017
I.T. (15) Directed by John Moore 2/5
THE PERILS of our growing dependency on modern technology and wireless gadgets are sketched out in this predictable thriller-by-numbers with Pierce Brosnan.
Sporting a very pronounced Irish accent, he plays successful...
Friday 10th Mar 2017
ALAN FRANK recommends a film about India on the cusp of independence
Friday 3rd Mar 2017
Certain Women (12A) Directed by Kelly Reichardt 2/5
THIS slow and understated drama about the lives of three very different women whose paths tenuously interconnect won the best film award at last year’s London Film Festival.
While it’s heartening...
ALAN FRANK recommends a claustrophobic film with mesmerising performances
Friday 24th Feb 2017
A Cure for Wellness (18) Directed by Gore Verbinski 4/5
Once upon a time, notably in the heyday of Hammer Films, the cinematic home of Gothic horror was darkest Transylvania.
Here, director and cowriter (with Justin Haythe, from the latter’s delightfully...
Hidden Figures (PG)Directed by Theodore Melfi5/5
Yet another “based on true events” movie hits the screen.
But, for once, this extraordinary story of a brilliant group of women whose vital contributions...
Friday 17th Feb 2017