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WHAT'S ON

Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Thurs 13th December
Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Chloë Grace Moretz star in Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria; a gorgeous, disquieting and uncompromising remake of Dario Argento’s iconic horror masterpiece about female power and the sinister forces swirling within a troubled dance company. Mesmerising, gloriously camp and backed by a thrumming score by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, it’s an incredibly compelling watch.

Sun 9th, Weds 12th & Thurs 13th Dec
Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal give Oscar-worthy performances in Paul Dano’s acclaimed directorial debut. A sober, beautifully realised post-war American drama adapted from the Richard Ford novella, it follows a teenage boy (Ed Oxenbould) witnessing the fallout from his parents’ (Mulligan, Gyllenhaal) troubled marriage. Exquisitely shot, meticulously performed, Wildlife is a glowing evocation of small town mid-century America.

Tues 11th December
An unforgettable documentary, Free Solo is a heart-racing portrait of climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve the unprecedented: climbing the face of Yosemite National Park’s 3,200-foot El Capitan without a rope. One of the greatest and most terrifying athletic feats imaginable, the climb’s exacting standard is perfection or death; but while Honnold is training, he is also falling in love – threatening his focus, and immeasurably raising the stakes.

Fri 14th to Thurs 20th December
Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law lead an all-star cast in David Yates’s richly satisfying return to the Harry Potter prequel universe. Powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald’s (Depp) has escaped custody and is gathering followers to try and enforce violent rule over non-magical beings. Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Scamander (Redmayne) to combat his dastardly plans – but finds they’re ill-equipped for the dangers ahead.

Sat 15th December
Bruce Willis is misfit New York City policeman John McClane in John McTiernan’s definitive holiday action classic; the taut, thrilling, incredibly satisfying Die Hard. Off duty and in L.A. for Christmas to visit his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) and kids, his plans become distinctly more action-packed when Holly and colleagues are taken hostage by terrorist Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman).

Sun 16th & Tues 18th December
In a sequel to his celebrated doc Fahrenheit 9/11, veteran film-and-trouble-maker Michael Moore takes on the presidency of Donald Trump; interviewing citizens across America and the political divide to assess Trump’s impacts. Taking in the aftermath of Parkland and Charlottesville as well as the conflicted media landscape, it’s a vital return to form for this most proudly subjective of filmmakers; an urgent and cautionary work.

Sun 16th December
Celebrating the power of female friendship, 9 to 5 stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as three office workers sick of their egotistical, sexist boss. Judy (Fonda), Violet (Tomlin) and Doralee (Parton) couldn’t be more different, but, after bonding over mistreatment by manager Franklin (Dabney Coleman), they club together to change their workplace for good. A feminist comedy classic that was decades ahead of its time.

Thurs 20th December
From BAFTA-nominated director Tim Wardle comes this astonishing documentary – the story of three men who aged 19 find out that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The trio’s joyous reunion catapults them to global fame; but it also sets in motion a chain of events unearthing an extraordinary secret with implications for all human behaviour. A surreal, heart-breaking, utterly bizarre story.

Fri 21st, Sat 22nd & Thurs 27th December
Claire Foy (The Crown) claims the role of hacker Lisbeth Salander in this icy, propulsive thriller adapting the fourth book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. After hacking a programme with access to worldwide nuclear launch codes, Lisbeth’s activities attract the wrong kind of attention; and when her laptop is stolen, she and an unlikely ally are forced into a race against time to avert global disaster.

Sat 22nd December

Rami Malek gives an incredible central performance in this foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who famously defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet – tracing Queen’s meteoric rise, Freddy’s departure and his return to front the band at Live Aid in one of the greatest rock performances of all time.

Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd & Thurs 27th December
A fantastic animated update of Dr. Seuss’s classic Christmas story. The grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) lives a solitary existence on Mount Crumpet. But every year, he’s aggravated by Christmas, which his neighbours in Whoville celebrate with a bang. When the Whos plan a bigger, brighter Christmas than ever, the Grinch starts hatching his own plan – to silence their holiday cheer, once and for all!

Sun 23rd December
Lady Gaga is a revelation in Bradley Cooper’s brilliant directorial debut; a powerful contemporary take on the tragic love story, it’s already getting rave reviews. Seasoned, self-destructive musician Jackson (Cooper) falls for struggling singer Ally (Gaga), and coaxes her into the spotlight. But as her career takes off, their relationship begins to suffer.