Film – Fri 1 oct – the father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages.Oscar : Best Actor, Best Actress, Screenplay, Best EditingBAFTA : Best Actor, Screenplay, Film 2021 Cert PG 1hr 37mins Bio/Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £6 A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 17 Sept – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Exquisitely crafted romance 2019 Cert 15 121 mins 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £6 Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Céline Sciamma and set in 18th-century France, this is a spell-binding tale of a clandestine romance between two women that examines the connection between an artist and their muse.When young painter… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 6 Mar Judy

The final curtain 2019 Cert PG 1hr 58mins Bio/Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaRenée Zellweger  Impersonating an icon is a tricky business, but Renée Zellweger accomplishes the feat in Judy, a look at the last year in the life of Judy Garland as she… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 21 Feb Fighting With My Family

Wrestling her way to the top 2019 Cert 15 1hr 48mins Drama/Comedy 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 This heartwarming comedy is based on the incredible true story of World Wrestling Entertainment’s superstar Paige. Born into a British tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE in the… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 7 Feb At Eternity's Gate

Portrait of a genius 2018 Cert 13 1hr 51mins Bio/Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Directed by Julian Schnabel, At Eternity’s Gate tells the story of the final years of Vincent van Gogh, speculating that his death was caused by mischief rather than suicide. It is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite scepticism, ridicule and… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 24 Jan – Yuli

Star dancer 2018 Cert 15 1hr 55minBio/Drama Directed by Iciar Bollain, screenplay by Paul Laverty (who also wrote I Daniel Blake) 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 This film traces the story of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta (who plays himself), from his beginnings in a poor area of Havana and his rise to stardom at one… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 10 Jan – The Piano

1993 Cert 15 1hr 58minDrama/Romance 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Dark Gothic Romance This renowned film is about a mute piano player and her daughter, set during mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier backwater town on the west coast of New Zealand. Itrevolves around the musician’s passion for playing the piano and her efforts to regain… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 6 Dec – Stan & Ollie

And the show went on… 2019 Cert PG 1hr 38minComedy/Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Creative Bond It’s 1953, several years after their last film and with their immense celebrity on the wane, renowned comedy double act Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Ollie Hardy ( John C. Reilly ) embark on a modest tour of British seaside towns… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 15 Nov – Shoplifters

And the show went on… 2018 Cert 15 2hr 1minIn Japanese with subtitles Art House/DramaWinner of a Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Wryly humorous Osamu and Nobuyo live with their family in a small and isolated house in Tokyo. Having only part-time jobs, they augment their incomeby shoplifting. One day,… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 1 Nov – Bohemian Rhapsody

And the show went on… 2018   Cert 12A   2hrs 14mins Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). The film traces their meteoric rise. They reach unparalleled heights, but Freddie,surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen for… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 18 Oct – Everybody Knows

Hidden depths 2018   Cert 15   2hrs 13mins Art House/Drama in Spanish with subtitles 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 The film follows Laura (Penélope Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing hertwo children along for the occasion. One ofthe wedding guests is… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 4 Oct – Wild Rose

In pursuit of a dream… 2019   Cert 15   1hrs 40mins Comedy/Musical 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Wild Rose tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley), a Glaswegian womanon a quest to become a country music star, having been recently released from prisonand a young mother of two children. Rose-Lynn thinks her only… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 6 Sept – Fishermans Friend

Fisherman’s Friends will make you laugh, smile, and believe that anybody can have their 15 minutes of fame. 2019  Cert 12A   1hr 52mins Comedy/Musical 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5  A true feel-good movie A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village for a stag weekend where he’s pranked by… Continue reading →

Fri 21 Jun – The Guardians (French)

Drama of love, loss and resilience Buy Tickets Set during the years when World War 1 devastated France, the battle front only makes two dreamlike appearances in director Xavier Beauvois’ meticulously crafted, slow-paced drama. Instead the focus is on a family farm and the women who have been left behind to manage alone while the… Continue reading →

Fri 7 Jun – The Wife

Portrait of a marriage Buy Tickets Joan Castleman (Glenn Close), is a highly intelligent and striking lady who for 40 years has been the perfect, devoted wife, sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her husband Joe’s ( Jonathan Pryce) skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses with grace and… Continue reading →

Fri 17 May – Leave No Trace

Uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking Buy Tickets Will suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in the military. He cannot function in society, so for years he has lived quietly in the forests of Oregon with his 13-year-old daughter Thomasina. The film charts their sudden tangle with the authorities (for squatting on public land), their… Continue reading →

Fri 3 May – Funny Cow

Compelling British drama Buy Tickets Maxine Peake dominates the screen as starof this tough, streetwise film about a fictional female club comedienne fighting her way to the top, or at least to the middle. Set in 1970s Britain, when sexism and racism were rife and where comics might well have to perform after a surreally… Continue reading →

Fri 26 Apr – Cold War (Polish)

An impossible love story Buy Tickets There is something both haunting and devastating about Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, which is set in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. Filmed entirely in stylish black and white, the film describesan atmospheric, tense and achingly sad love story that spans over a decade in the life of Victor… Continue reading →

Fri 5 Apr – Breathe

Equally heartwarming and heartbreaking Buy Tickets When Robin is struck down by polio at theage of 28, he is confined to a hospital bedand given only a few months to live. With the help of his wife Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and… Continue reading →

Fri 1 Mar – Zama

Unhurried pace and great beauty Buy Tickets Based on a novel written in the 1950s by Antonio Di Benedetto about Don Diego de Zama, a 17th-century Spanish colonial officer settled in Asunción, who desperately awaits a transfer to Buenos Aires – a transfer that never comes, from letters that have never been written. Meanwhile life… Continue reading →

Fri 15 Mar – Mama Mia! Here We Go Again

Enjoy the party, join the party… Buy Tickets Five years after Mamma Mia!, Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Discover Donna’s (Meryl Streep, Lily James) young life, and experience the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). As… Continue reading →

Fri 15 Feb – Call Me By Your Name

A transcendent tale of first loveB Buy Tickets In northern Italy in the early 1980s, amid lush Mediterranean landscapes of a serene and golden summer, 17-year-old Elio (Timotheé Chalamet) visits the family’s summer villa to spend his vacation with his father, a Greco- Roman professor of culture, his translator mother, Annella, and an American doctoral… Continue reading →

Fri 1 Feb – Film – The Happy Prince

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humour 2018 Cert 15 1hr 45min Directed by and starring Rupert Everett Also starring Colin Firth, Emily Watson Buy Tickets… Continue reading →

Fri 18 Jan – Film – Pandora’s Box

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naïve young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. One of the great silent films, GW Pabst’s Pandora’s Box is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting and the legendary, lead performance from its iconic star Louise Brooks. Following the… Continue reading →

Fri 4 Jan – Film – Beast

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders 2017 Cert 15 1hrs 47mins Drama/Thriller Buy Tickets Official Trailer Mark Kermode Review IMDB 7.1 Rotten Critics 94 Rotten Audience 73 Guardian 4/5… Continue reading →

Fri 23 Nov – Film – A Man Called Ove

59 year old Ove, an ill-tempered man at odds with everyone, has finally given up on life, when an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours 2016 Cert 15 1hr 56mins Comedy/Drama/Romance Swedish with subtitles European film award for best European comedy of 2016 Buy Tickets Official Trailer Mark Kermode Review IMDB 7.7 Rotten… Continue reading →

Fri 9 Nov – Film – Starter for Ten

In 1985, a working class youth from Essex gets a chance to prove himself when he’s accepted at Bristol University . In his first year he finds romance and wins a place on the University Challenge quiz team 2006 Cert 12 A 1hr 32mins Comedy/Drama/Romance Based on book by David Nicholls (One Day), Screenplay by… Continue reading →

Fri 26 Oct – Film – The Shape of Water

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that’s being held in captivity. 2017 Cert 15 2hrs 3mins Academy Award for Best Picture/ Best Director/ Best Original Music Score/ Best Production Design Buy Tickets Official Trailer Mark Kermode Review Scores on the Doors… Continue reading →

Fri 5 Oct – Film – Darkest Hour

Set in 1940 when Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister and comes under pressure to commence peace negotiations with Adolf Hitler 2017 Cert PG 2hrs 5mins Drama/Historical Gary Oldman won many awards for best actor with his portrayal of Churchill Buy Tickets Official Trailer Mark Kermode Review Scores on the Doors IMDB 7.4 Rotten Critics 85… Continue reading →

Fri 21 Sept – Film – A Fantastic Woman

Marina, a young transgender waitress and aspiring singer in Santiago, lives with her much older lover Orlando. After celebrating Marina’s birthday, he suffers a fatal aneuryism after which Marina is subjected to intense scrutiny from the police and from Orlando’s family. 2017 Cert 15 1hr 40min Chilean Drama Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film… Continue reading →

Fri 7 Sept – Film – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit 2017 Cert 15 1hr 55mins Comedy/Crime/Drama. Academy Award for best actress/ Best Actor in a Supporting Role/ Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Buy Tickets Official Trailer Mark Kermode Review Scores on the Doors IMDB 8.2… Continue reading →

Fri 16 Jun -Little Men

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford Trailers Review 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,… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 18 May The Green Man

1956 Black comedy  Cert U 1hr 20m Directors:  Robert Day, Basil Dearden Stars:  Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry Thomas  Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins (Sim) but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for… Continue reading →

Fri 30 Sept – The Motorcycle Diaries

Angela Quiroga presents: Buy Tickets This extraordinary films tells us the story of the young Enersto “Che” Guevara,before he became a revolutionary, as he does a road trip with his friend Alberto Granado through out South America, in a crumbling 500cc norton motorcycle. Their journey embodies a spirit of adventure and laddish fun with a… Continue reading →

Fri 16 Sept – The Hundred Foot Journey

Buy Tickets In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant… Continue reading →

Fri 2 Sept – The Revenant

But Tickets This multi Academy Award winning film opens the Croft Films Autumn Winter season Won Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Leonardo DiCaprio Best Achievement in Directing – Alejandro G. Iñárritu Best Achievement in Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing… Continue reading →

New – Croft Films Season

New 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  

Thu 30/6 Suffragette

We all had the right to vote, many due to the efforts of these women see Suffragette Thursday 30 June 8.00pm Croft Films the Croft Hall Hungerford Get your ticket here Get Tickets online  or at Hungerford Bookshop

Fri 3 June The Lady in the Van

2015 Cert. PG 13 104mins. Rotten Tomato Critics Consensus: Led by a marvelous performance from Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van wrings poignant, often hilarious insight from its fact-based source material. This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’… Continue reading →

Fri 20 May The Green Ray with English subtitles

1986 Cert. 12A 98mins. Le Rayon Vert It’s July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and “empty”, but this won’t last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her…

Fri 19 May – Things to Come

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford Trailers Review 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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

Fri 21 Apr – Queen of Katwe

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford Trailers Review 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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

Fri 17 Mar – Julieta

Trailers Review 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.… Continue reading →

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.… Continue reading →

Fri 17 Feb – Sabrina

Rotten Tomatoes 89% Audience Rating Critics Consensus: With its humorous script and its stars’ immense charm, Sabrina remains a resonant romantic gem. Top Critic Bosley Crowther New York Times January 1, 2000 It is a story as light as a feather and as old as yesterday’s news, as transparent as a society column item and… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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 Review… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 4 May – Paddington 2

2017 Animation/Adventure Cert PG 1hr 43min Director: Paul King   Stars: Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Ben Whishaw   Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the… Continue reading →

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