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Fri 25th to Thurs 31st May
From Studio Ghibli’s Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty) comes this dazzling animation based on Mary Stewart’s classic children’s book. Stuck in the country with her great-aunt, Mary follows a cat into the forest. There, an old broomstick and a magical flower whisk her to Endor College, a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook (Kate Winslet) and the brilliant Doctor Dee (Jim Broadbent).

Fri 25th to Thurs 31st May (excluding Sun 27th)

Juno director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody re-team for this fantastic comedy about a struggling mother saved by a millennial Mary Poppins. Charlize Theron is Marlo, a harried mother whose brother Craig (Mark Duplass) gives her a night nanny as a gift – the thoughtful, challenging, and surprising Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Sharp and funny, Tully is a marvellous film about the lies we tell ourselves to stay sane. [68]

Sat 26th May
“If they hear you, they hunt you.” John Krasinski has garnered rave reviews for his bold, sleek, nerve-shredding horror, co-starring himself and wife Emily Blunt. 2020: most of Earth’s population has been wiped out by aliens with hypersonic hearing, who hunt via sound. Amidst this terror, the Abbott family scavenge for supplies. But can they stay quiet for long? Taut and innovative, it’s filled with genuinely terrifying set pieces.

Sun 27th May
Trafalgar Releasing present McKellan: Playing the Part, a feature length film celebrating the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Fully authorised, including access to a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, the film is built around an extensive, personal interview covering everything from his upbringing in Wigan to becoming a star of stage and screen, coming out and becoming a leader in the gay rights movement.

Sun 27th May
British filmmaker Michael Pearce’s commanding feature debut is a brilliantly layered serial killer mystery. In a Jersey community, young girls are being murdered. As the local community tries to carry on, troubled young woman Moll (Jessie Buckley) finds herself pulled between her oppressive family and secretive outsider Pascal (Johnny Flynn). An exhilaratingly clever film, designed to make you think even as it chills you to the core.

Thurs 31st May
The first film in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy sets out the winning blueprint: with Clint Eastwood’s nameless anti-hero and Ennio Morricone’s incredibly evocative score. Based on Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, Leone sets his sights on a small town caught up in a fight between two warring families, when a stranger arrives and starts manipulating the feud to his advantage.

Fri 1st to Sun 3rd June
The rambunctious animated sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo and Juliet. After a string of gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) & Juliet (Emily Blunt) look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) to solve the case of their missing friends and family. With an eclectic voice cast also featuring Mary J. Blige, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith.

Fri 1st to Thurs 7th June
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) star in Dominic Cooke’s searching debut, adapted by Ian McEwan from his Booker Prize-winning novella. In 1962, Edward (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) are honeymooning on the Dorset coast but on their wedding night, struggle to consummate their relationship. Ill-equipped to communicate their desires, they cannot know that this tragicomic situation will shape the rest of their lives.

Sat 2nd June
Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson star in Jim Sheridan’s (My Left Foot) searing, defiant courtroom drama about the Guildford Four, that sees unemployed Irishman Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis) implicated as the prime suspect for an IRA bombing and begin an historic struggle to clear his name. An incredibly powerful film, bolstered by a typically brilliant performance from Day-Lewis, documenting one of the 20th century’s most appalling miscarriages of justice.

Sun 3rd June
Actor-director-writer Paddy Considine’s Journeyman, following his award-winning 2011 debut Tyrannosaur, sees him star as Matty Burton, a boxer nearing the end of his career when a titanic final battle sees him face a health crisis. A story of loss, identity and adversity, Considine’s film – shot in locations including Sheffield, Nottingham and Doncaster – is eloquent, authentic and powerfully moving.

Thurs 7th June
British screen icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, a vivid trip through 1960s London. Featuring stunning archive footage and exploring an extraordinary time in British society and cultural life, it sees Caine travelling back in time to talk to a glittering array of seminal ‘60s figures including the Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, the Rolling Stones, David Hockney – and more.

Fri 8th to Mon 11th & Thurs 14th June

Ryan Reynolds returns as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, the Marvel comic book universe’s wise-cracking, gun-toting, fourth wall-breaking hero in this sequel that promises to be as visceral, self-aware and subversively funny as its predecessor. Deadpool 2 sees its titular hero join forces with three mutants – Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino – to protect a boy from all-powerful, robot-armed warrior Cable (Josh Brolin).