Fri 16 Jun -Little Men

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford

Trailers

Review
https://youtu.be/AbtwyKbkRlU Kermode
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer September 2, 2016
As in the films of the French New Wave’s Eric Rohmer, nothing cloying happens here, nothing plainly engineered to elicit emotions. But emotions are elicited – moral and ethical concerns are addressed, examined, defined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle August 10, 2016
The movie is as interesting as spying on your neighbors during the most interesting 85 minutes of their lives, as well as a sensitive look at what it’s like to be 15 years old and have no control over anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Other

Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Critics Consensus: Little Men takes a compassionate look at the ways in which adult problems impact childhood friendships — and offers another affecting New York drama from director Ira Sachs
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When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) — one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist — ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don’t seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can’t avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.

IMDB
A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.
Director: Ira Sachs
Writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García | See full cast & crew »

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.

BBFC
TYPE Feature

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 83

RELEASE DATES 23/09/2016

BBFCINSIGHT mild bad language, infrequent mild violence

GENRE(S) Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Ira Sachs

CAST INCLUDES Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri

SUMMARY LITTLE MEN is a US coming-of-age drama about the friendship between two boys whose parents are involved in a financial dispute.

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Fri 6 Jan – Macbeth

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Trailers

https://youtu.be/ieFaaCYztDU

https://youtu.be/1HNaEAFRuyo

Review

https://youtu.be/W7xsa_WjIeg

Other

Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Faithful to the source material without sacrificing its own cinematic flair, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth rises on the strength of a mesmerizing Michael Fassbender performance to join the upper echelon of big-screen Shakespeare adaptations.

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.
Rating: R (for strong violence and brief sexuality)
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
Directed By: Justin Kurzel
Written By: Jacob Koskoff , Michael Lesslie , Todd Louiso
In Theaters: Dec 4, 2015 wide
On DVD: Mar 8, 2016
Runtime: 113 minutes

IMDB

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

BBFC 15 BBFCINSIGHT strong bloody violence

Fri 20 Jan – Spotlight

When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Written by Open Road

Trailers

https://youtu.be/EwdCIpbTN5g

https://youtu.be/WgnrwwiIDlI

https://youtu.be/918acvj7L1Y

Review

https://youtu.be/sTMaI38Es7Y

Other

Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Spotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.

SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. (C) Open Road
Rating: R
Genre: Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Tom McCarthy
Written By: Tom McCarthy , Josh Singer
In Theaters: Nov 6, 2015 wide
On DVD: Feb 23, 2016
Runtime: 129 minutes

IMDB

When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Written by Open Road

BBFC 15 BBFCINSIGHT child sexual abuse references

Fri 3 Feb – I, Daniel Blake

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Consensus: I, Daniel Blake marks yet another well-told chapter in director Ken Loach’s powerfully populist filmography.

Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
Rating:NRGenre: Art House & International , Drama Directed By:Ken Loach Written By:Paul Laverty In Theaters:Jan 5, 2017 Limited Runtime: 100 minutes Studio: BBC

IMDB

A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end

BBFC 15

BBFCINSIGHT PUBLICATION DATE 11/10/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I, DANIEL BLAKE is a British drama in which a 59-year-old joiner, unable to work due to a recent heart attack, befriends a young single mother as they both struggle with the red tape of the British benefits system.

LANGUAGE
There is infrequent use of very strong language (‘ct’), as well as more frequent use of strong language (‘fk’). Milder terms include ‘bastard’, ‘bullshit, ‘wanker’, and ‘twats’.

Other issues include visual and verbal references to prostitution.

Trailers

https://youtu.be/ahWgxw9E_h4

Ken Loach and David Johns Interview https://youtu.be/EtvoNlGiymw

Review

Mark Kermode https://youtu.be/offpkwG9zbA

Fri 3 Mar – Bridget Jones’s Baby

Rotten Tomatoes 75%
Critics Consensus: Bridget Jones’s Baby might be late on arrival, but fans of the series should still find its third installment a bouncing bundle of joy.

Oscar (R) winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong? Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

Trailers
https://youtu.be/mJsvmscPY9w
https://youtu.be/ry0QhEO5WCU
BJ Interview https://youtu.be/QLficDnyvlg

Review
https://youtu.be/ad04WHfZQ_Y Mark Kermode

BBFC

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 120

BBFCINSIGHT strong language, sex references

GENRE(S) Romance, Drama, Comedy

DIRECTOR(S) Sharon Maguire

CAST INCLUDES Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson, Shirley Henderson, Sarah Solemani

SUMMARY BRIDGET JONES’S BABY is a romantic comedy in which a woman discovers she is pregnant but is unsure who the father is.

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Suitable only for 15 years and over

Fri 17 Mar – Julieta

Trailers

Review
https://youtu.be/d40vsr6iSr8 Kermode
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out May 20, 2016
A sombre, ravishing study of grief, guilt and burden.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald November 16, 2016
This is a restrained, mature work from Almodovar that compliments the Hitchcock-like mystery as it unravels slowly before us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Other

Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Critics Consensus: Julieta finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar revisiting familiar themes — and doing so with his signature skill.

After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life. This drama is directed by Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.

IMDB
After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find … Written by Chockys

BBFC
TYPE Feature

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 97

RELEASE DATES 26/08/2016

BBFCINSIGHT strong sex

GENRE(S) Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Pedro Almodóvar

CAST INCLUDES Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner, Darío Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma, Susi Sánchez, Pilar Castro, Joaquín Notario, Nathalie Poza, Mariam Bachir

SUMMARY JULIETA is a Spanish drama about a mother’s search for her estranged daughter.

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Fri 7 Apr – The Girl on the Train

Trailers

Review

Other

Rotten Tomatoes 54%
Critics Consensus: Emily Blunt’s outstanding performance isn’t enough to keep The Girl on the Train from sliding sluggishly into exploitative melodrama.
IMDB
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Paula Hawkins (based on the novel by)
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson | See full cast & cre

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

BBFC
TYPE Feature

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 116

RELEASE DATES 05/10/2016

BBFCINSIGHT strong language, sex, violence

GENRE(S) Thriller, Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Tate Taylor

CAST INCLUDES Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Laura Prepon, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux, Lisa Kudrow

SUMMARY THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is a US mystery thriller in which a woman becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind a person’s disappearance.

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Fri 18 Nov – Sing Street

Funny, Joyful and Effortlessly Cool. 1980’s Dublin, Boy meets girl, Girl unimpressed, Boy starts band. A world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

Trailers

https://youtu.be/fuWTcmjnEGY
Review

https://youtu.be/Ar8cfLcw5RA

Other

Rotten Tomatoes

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.
Rating: PG13 (for thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking)
Genre: Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: John Carney
Written By: John Carney
In Theaters: Apr 15, 2016 limited
Box Office: $16438
Runtime: 106 minutes

IMDB

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

BBFC

12A BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language, drug use, moderate sex references, smoking

Fri 21 Apr – Queen of Katwe

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford

Trailers

Review
https://youtu.be/6k3LK1b7vQ8 Kermode
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone September 23, 2016
Directed by the great Mira Nair, the film hits you like a shot in the heart. Nyong’o and Oyelowo are both extraordinary, giving newcomer Nalwanga a chance to shine as Phiona grows into her own woman.
Full Review | Original Score: ¾

Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer September 28, 2016
The story is true, and the message it delivers-with care and help, the disenfranchised can become role models and inspire others-is unabashedly sentimental, but in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Other

Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Critics Consensus: Queen of Katwe is a feel-good movie of uncommon smarts and passion, and outstanding performances by Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo help to elevate the film past its cliches.

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”) based on the book by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (“The Darjeeling Limited”) and John Carls (“Where the Wild Things Are”) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe (R) nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Oscar (R) winner and Tony Award (R) nominee Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.

IMDB

BBFC
TYPE Feature

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 124

RELEASE DATES 21/10/2016

BBFCINSIGHT mild sex references, injury detail, distressing scenes

GENRE(S) Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Mira Nair

CAST INCLUDES Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn ‘Kay’ Kyaze, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Esther Tebandeke

SUMMARY QUEEN OF KATWE is a drama based on the true story of a young girl from the slums in Uganda who trained to become a chess champion.

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Fri 5 May – Bridge of Spies

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford

Trailers

Review

Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker October 19, 2015
When a film is as enjoyable as this one, its timing so sweet, and its atmosphere conjured with such skill, do you really wish to register a complaint? Would it help?
Full Review
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone October 16, 2015
Who doesn’t like to cozy up to an old-school spy thriller that knows how to build tension and tighten it?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Other

Rotten Tomatoes 87%
Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks stars as the American attorney tasked with negotiating the release of a U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia at the height of the Cold War in this historical drama from DreamWorks Studios. Steven Spielberg and Mark E. Platt produce a film written by Matt Charman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

IMDB
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen | 1 more credit »
Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda | See full cast & crew »

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US. Written by Gusde
BBFC
TYPE Feature

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 138

RELEASE DATES 26/11/2015

BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language, moderate threat, violence

GENRE(S) War, Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Steven Spielberg

CAST INCLUDES Tom Hanks, Eve Hewson, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Peter McRobbie, Billy Magnussen, Austin Stowell, Domenick Lombardozzi, Mark Rylance, Michael Gaston, Sebastian Koch

SUMMARY BRIDGE OF SPIES is a Cold War drama in which a US lawyer is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and help the CIA to rescue a missing pilot.

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Fri 19 May – Things to Come

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford

Trailers

Review

https://youtu.be/4ZheAEHxRXs Kermode

Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out November 23, 2016
It echoes Hansen-Løve’s previous films in her delicate approach to the passing of time and her sensitivity toward life’s expectations and disappointments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
David Ehrlich
indieWIRE October 4, 2016
Convincing proof that Mia Hansen-Løve is one of the best filmmakers on the planet.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Other

Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Critics Consensus: A union to cherish between a writer-director and star working at peak power, Things to Come offers quietly profound observations on life, love, and the irrevocable passage of time.

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life

IMDB

BBFC 12A
TYPE Feature

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 100

RELEASE DATES 02/09/2016

BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language, drug misuse

GENRE(S) Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Mia Hansen-Løve

CAST INCLUDES Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard, Solal Forte

SUMMARY THINGS TO COME is a French drama about a middle-aged philosophy teacher who struggles on with her life following several unexpected changes of fortune.

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Fri 2 Jun – Arrival

Trailers

Review

https://youtu.be/gHoNKEfGeJE Amy Adams Interview

https://youtu.be/3CulyFD9N_0 Amy Adams with THR

Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune November 10, 2016
The focus is serious human drama, gripping in a way that sci-fi seldom achieves. The film is intricately handsome and rarely showy, flawlessly made and earnest-minded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle November 15, 2016
The revelation here is Villeneuve, who expands on the symphonic pacing showcased last year in the drug war drama Sicario. Even though the concept of Arrival is far-out fiction, Villeneuve treats it with no less detail or urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic November 14, 2016
The best film of the year to date, ambitious in conception and extraordinary in execution, has arrived.
Full Review
Top Critic
Sara Stewart
New York Post November 10, 2016
“Arrival” makes a moving case that we’ve only scratched the surface of what we think is possible – and what we define as intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Other

Rotten Tomatoes 82%
Critics Consensus: Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team–lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)–are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers–and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
IMDB

BBFC
TYPE Feature

APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 116

RELEASE DATES 10/11/2016

BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language

GENRE(S) Science Fiction

DIRECTOR(S) Denis Villeneuve

CAST INCLUDES Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O’Brien

SUMMARY ARRIVAL is a science fiction film about an expert linguist employed to communicate with extra-terrestrials.

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New – Croft Films Season

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 17.47.38.pngNew film season starting Fri 2 Sept and we have a terrific line up starting with a high action block buster the Revenant followed by a great family drama and love story with The Hundred Foot Journey Click Buy Tickets above or go to Hungerford Bookshop for tickets and a very special book service