After sweeping up awards in the past week, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes©, we can't wait to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Frances McDormand is a bereaved mother who demands justice for her daughter's murder by antagonising the local police chief (Woody Harrelson). From Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths), it's full of the crackling dialogue, gallows humour and depth of character that have become the director's hallmark.
Receiving nine nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards and winning Gary Oldman Best performance by an Actor in a motion picture is Darkest Hour, in which the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Continuing is Molly's Game, Aaron Sorkin's true-life thriller about the life of Olympic-class skier (Jessica Chastain), who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 armed FBI agents, and fresh to our screens is Lost in Paris, which features the Belgium-based filmmakers Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive vagabond who find love while lost in the City of Light.
Friday's Kino Bar screening is Krull, a science fantasy swashbuckler by David Yates in which a prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. Starring Freddie Jones, Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane, it's a special sci-fi treat.
Showing on Saturday only as part of Filmhouse Junior is Young Frankenstein, in which the American grandson (Gene Wilder) of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. A wonderful comedy classic with plenty of laughs for all ages!
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production ROH Live: Rigoletto, which will be screening on Tuesday, whilst on Wednesday the Madness frontman takes to the stage in Suggs: A Life Story - a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews. This screening will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with Suggs and Julien Temple.