Following the BAFTA awards we look forward to the imminent Oscar awards which will no doubt produce yet more great films for us to choose from as we go from the spring into summer. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the next four selections.
Friday February 7 – BURNING (2018 – 148 minutes) (cert. 15) (Korean language)
This highly-rated Korean film was described by The Guardian as “masterfully crafted”, by Time Out as “an intriguing enigma” and according to The Telegraph it “blazes with mystery”. Jong-Su, a part-time worker bumps into Hae-Mi who used to live in his area and as a result she asks him to look after her cat whilst she goes on a trip to Africa.
So far, so straightforward, but when she returns she is accompanied by a mysterious man called Ben whom she met on her travels. One day Ben visits Jong-Su with Hae-Mi and confesses his unusual hobby! Starring Ah-in Yoo and Jong Seo-jun. (Korean language with English sub-titles) (7pm start, doors 6.30pm)
Friday March 6 – SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER (2018 – 91 minutes) (cert. 12)
Alan (Bill Nighy) is a stylish tailor with moves as smart as his suits. He has spent years searching fruitlessly for his missing son, Michael who had stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and a family torn apart, he tries to repair his relationship with his youngest son, Peter whilst trying to solve the mystery of an on-line Scrabble player who he hopes just might be Michael. Also starring Sam Riley with a supporting cast including Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny.
(7pm start, doors 6:30pm)
Friday April 3 – THE GOOD LIAR (2019 – 101 minutes) (cert. 15)
Consummate con-man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark – recently-widowed Betty McLeish, a great catch worth millions. But, this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes. Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren co-star with first-rate performances, ably supported by Russell Tovey and Downton’s own Jim Carter.
(7pm start, doors 6:30pm)
Friday May 1– PAIN AND GLORY (2019 – 113 minutes) (cert. 15) (Spanish language)
This somewhat autobiographical drama from director Pedro Almodovar follows a man at the decline of his career (as a director), who involuntarily looks back into his past with a stream of vivid memories, memories of love, separation and the search for happiness and success.
Starring Antonio Banderas in one of the finest roles of his already illustrious career as the ageing director with Penelope Cruz as the mother of his young self. The film is justly Oscar-nominated as one of Almodovar’s finest films. (Spanish language, with English sub-titles) (7pm start, doors 6.30pm)
All films are showing in the Community Centre, Conduit Hill, £5. There are comfy seats and a licenced bar!
DVDs – FOR SALE
The following DVDs are for sale at £6 each unless priced otherwise, first-come, first-served. Available from the club on film nights.
Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) (£5)
Brassed Off (Pete Postlethwaite) (£5)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Richard E. Grant)
The Carer (Brian Cox) (£5)
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Jamie Bell)
Finding Your Feet (Imelda Staunton) (£5)
The Heiresses (Ana Brun) (Spanish Language/English Sub-Titles)
The Iron Lady (Meryl Streep) (£5)
Julieta (Emma Suarez) (Spanish Language) (£5)
Leave No Trace (Ben Foster)
Little White Lies (Marion Cotillard) (French Language/English Sub-Titles)
Love & Friendship (Kate Beckinsale) (£5)
Maudie (Sally Hawkins)
The Mousehole Cat (Animation)
The Shape of Water (Sally Hawkins)
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) (£5)
Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows (Robert Downey, Jr.) (£5)
Shoplifters (Lily Franky) (Japanese Dialogue, English Sub-Titles)
A Star Is Born (Lady Gaga)
Sweet Country (Hamilton Morris) (£5)
Testament of Youth (Alicia Vikander) (£5)
Their Finest Hour (Gemma Arterton) (£5)
The Theory of Everything (Eddie Redmayne)
3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Frances Mcdormand)
West Side Story (Natalie Wood/George Chakiris)
White Crow (Ralph Fiennes/Oleg Ivenko)
Image Credits: Film promotional poster .