Mon, Dec 07
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Based on a true story, a children's entertainer is targeted by a cynical journalist assigned to write a biopic of him. But kindness and decency triumph in a bewitchingly disarming and subtle way, forcing the journalist to confront his own demons and to get his life back on track.
Mon, Jan 11
Pain & Glory
This semi-autobiographical film tells the story of an ageing film director, sick and alone, unable to do any creative work. He looks back over his life, from his impoverished childhood to the highs and lows of his career. Antonio Banderas and a luminous Penélope Cruz star in a richly textured film.
Mon, Feb 08
Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan deliver towering performances in this true-life story of US lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s battle to free a man wrongfully convicted of murder. The excellent supporting characters, including Rafe Spall as a menacing D.A., all add to the movie's texture and sense of place.
Mon, Mar 08
Bong Joon-ho's bitter comic satire traces the intertwining fates of two families, the scrappy and scraping-by Kims and the sleek, successful Parks. As the Kims install themselves in the lives of the Park family, the outstanding ensemble cast upend our expectations of both genre and character.