Films showing from Friday, February 1, at the Kino, Rye
Green Book [12A] 130 mins
Winner of three Golden Globes including best motion Picture (musical and comedy) and nominated for five Oscars and four BAFTAs including best film and best actor for Viggo Mortensen and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South in 1962, they must rely on the Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger – as well as unexpected humanity and humour – they are forced to set aside differences to survive.
Mary Queen Of Scots  124 mins
Nominated for three BAFTAs including best actress for Margot Robbie.
Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Rivals in power and in love, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce and Jack Lowden.
Stan & Ollie [PG] 98 mins
Nominated for 3 BAFTA awards including outstanding British film and best actor for Steve Coogan.
Laurel and Hardy – the world’s greatest comedy team – face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo
set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership. Starring John C Reilly, Steve Coogan and Shirley Henderson.
The Favourite  119 mins
It’s the early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Jenny Rainsford and James Smith.
Bohemian Rhapsody [12A] 135 mins
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse [PG] 117 mins
A dazzling new animation with the voices of Nicholas Cage, Liev Schreiber, Hailee Steinfeld and Lily Tomlin.
Great children’s films for just £8.75 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.
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