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Fri 9th to Thurs 15th Feb (excluding Weds 14th Feb)
Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks lead an all-star cast in Steven Spielberg’s rousing, Oscar-tipped, bitingly timely drama. A true story, it follows Katherine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and legendary editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) as they must decide whether or not to risk the paper and their careers by exposing a massive, historic cover-up of government lies.

Sat 10th & Sun 11th Feb
This rollicking stop-motion clay animation by Aardman, adapted from Gideon Defoe’s book series, is a rambunctious, hugely enjoyable romp with buckets of humour and verve. Hugh Grant gives drolly comic voice to the Pirate Captain as he and his swashbuckling, ragtag crew attempt to beat rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) in the ‘Pirate of the Year’ awards.

Sat 10th Feb
Local Hero director Bill Forsyth’s timeless and beloved romantic comedy classic still feels fresh. John Gordon Sinclair is Gregory, the Lanarkshire teenager on his school’s lacklustre football team who falls for pretty new player, Dorothy (Dee Hepburn). Counselled by his younger sister, Gregory finally gets up the courage to ask her out – only to find that the girls at school have other plans for him.

Sun 11th February
Sanctuary is a world first for actors with intellectual disability. Following on from pioneers such as Jaco Van Dormael’s as Le huitième jour (1996) and Galvao’s Colegas (2012) this film features nine wonderful actors with ID whom you will fall in love with. A funny film about sex, love, friends and freedom, things we take for granted, but for Larry with Downs and Sophie with Epilepsy it is a mountain to climb.

Tues 13th & Thurs 15th Feb
Ridley Scott’s raucous, thrilling true crime drama follows the famous 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempts by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. Finding an unlikely ally in Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg), she must try to prove the value of love over money.

Weds 14th February 2018
Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

Fri 16th to Thurs 22nd Feb
New from multi Oscar-winning director Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit) is this hilarious stop-motion animated romp. Set at the dawn of time, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), his pet sidekick Hognob and Goona (Maisie Williams) as they unite against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City.

Fri 16th to Thurs 22nd Feb
A gorgeous, intoxicating and masterful film, Phantom Thread reunites Daniel Day-Lewis (in his final film role) with his There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson. Set amid the smoky glamour of post-war London, it finds brilliant couturier Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his perfectly tailored life disrupted by young, strong-willed Alma (Vicky Krieps). An illuminating portrait of an artist, with baroque flourishes of comedy and surrealism.

Sun 18th Feb
Jessica Chastain gives an awards-tipped performance in Aaron Sorkin’s (Oscar winning screenwriter of The Social Network) directorial debut, a vastly enjoyable crime drama based on the memoir by Molly Bloom (Chastain) – a young woman who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for nearly a decade before her FBI arrest after which, with the help of her lawyer (Idris Elba), she must fight federal charges.

Thurs 22nd February
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Fri 23rd to Sun 25th Feb
Nominated for Best Animation at the upcoming Golden Globes, this triumphant family feature has become a smash hit worldwide, with a clever story woven around Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday.