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Ultraman: Rising


The iconic hero is back for sparky action with a very child-friendly plot


Freud’s Last Session


Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Goode in a thoughtful meeting of the minds


Sorcery


Strikingly well-made Chilean drama circles around indigenous magic


Treasure


Warm father-daughter drama with Stephen Fry & Lena Dunham


Sasquatch Sunset


Offbeat dialog-free adventure follows a bigfoot family over a year


Ama Gloria


Involving drama about a girl who can't imagine life without her nanny

film news
A magic reunion
14.JUN:
Kidman and Bullock are back as sisters in a sequel to their 1998 fantasy Practical Magic
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Pattinson will star in a remake of the 1981 supernatural freak-out Posession by Finn (Smile)
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Henson, Taylor, Turman in STRAW
Cage, Simmons, Garcia join PRINCE
Sevigny & Stuhlbarg on HUNT
Blyth joins Wilde in WATCH DOGS
Brosnan & Kingsley in KINGS
Brunson, Paak in Gondry's musical
Laga'aia is the live-action MOANA
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Elle vs predator
9.JUN:
Fanning enters The Badlands, Trachtenberg's next spin-off from the Predator franchise
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Ali joins Johansson, Bailey et al in Edwards' new Jurassic movie
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Gyllenhaal joins cast of THE BRIDE
Dickinson, Keoghan are Beatles?
Hawke/Linklater reteam for MOON
Gatwa & McKinnon join ROSES
Coughlan, Anozie, Palin in TREE
Ritchie working on SHERLOCK 3
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All-star whodunit
5.Jun:
Washington, Close, Brolin, Renner, Kunis and more join Craig in Wake Up Dead Man
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Keoghan teams up with Ruffalo and Hemsworth for Layton's Crime 101
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Sarandon, Macy, Cross for EXIT
Fisher & Parker join BRIDGET 3
Weil & Smith lead LUNAR SWAY
Powers/Perrier reteam for TRIP
Barrett joins Hawkins in BRING HER
Soto directs the JUST CAUSE movie
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box office

coming soon

21 Jun:
THE BIKERIDERS
KINDS OF KINDNESS
THE EXORCISM
BEFORE DAWN
GREEN BORDER
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28 Jun:
A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE
HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA
KINDS OF KINDNESS
BIRDER
DANCE REVOLUTIONARIES
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5 Jul:
BEVERLY HILLS COP: AXEL F
MAXXXINE
UNICORNS
THE SECRET ART OF HUMAN FLIGHT
THE NATURE OF LOVE
ORLANDO, MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY
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12 Jul:
DESPICABLE ME 4
FLY ME TO THE MOON
LONGLEGS
CHUCK CHUCK BABY
IN A VIOLENT NATURE
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INSIDE OUT 2
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KINDS OF KINDNESS
ULTRAMAN: RISING
SASQUATCH SUNSET
REVERSE THE CURSE
COTTONTAIL
SUMMER SOLSTICE
DIDI
MY OLD ASS
BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE
KNEECAP
RIDDLE OF FIRE
HERE
THE MATTACHINE FAMILY

stage & more

June TV Roundup

SCREEN: Ripley, Baby Reindeer,
Bridgerton 3, Hacks 3, Palm Royale,
Eric, Supersex, Steve! (Martin)
...


The 11th Sundance London

FESTIVAL: Back at Picturehouse Central. Notes on the BLOG...


A knight to remember

STAGE: Jazz Emu gives the Soho Theatre audience a case of Knight Fever until 22nd June...


Living on-camera

STAGE: Claire Gaydon's Piece of Me gets us bopping and thinking at Camden People's Theatre until 1 June


Killer punchlines and riffs

STAGE: Comic and musician Dave Hill brings Caveman in a Spaceship to Soho Theatre...


Queens of the night

STAGE: From Spain, Yllana's The Opera Locos mixes comedy and music to win over the Peacock audience...


April TV Roundup

SCREEN: Watching Mary & George, Fargo 5, Young Royals 3, Feud 2,
Mr & Mrs Smith, 3 Body Problem
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We didn't make it to Disney

STAGE: Parody musical Unfortunate is a riotous explosion of naughty energy, on tour until 14th July...


Who loses and who wins

STAGE: Tang Shu-wing's King Lear is visceral physical theatre with a gifted all-female cast at Riverside Studios...


Pride and also prejudice

STAGE: Alex Hill's funny, explosive one-man show Why I Stuck a Flare at Southwark Playhouse...


Do you wanna funk?

DANCE: Ray Young's Out fills the Baylis Studio with a Jamaican vibe, defiance and the scent of oranges...


Past the wit of man

STAGE: Flabbergast presents A Midsummer Night's Dream at Wilton's Music Hall...

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DANCE: Assembly Hall, Sadler's Wells
Shadows @ BFI Flare
DANCE: McGregor at Sadler's Wells
STAGE: Blue at Seven Dials Playhouse
Shadows Awards Sweepstakes 2024
STAGE: Connor Burns at Soho Theatre
DANCE: NYC Ballet at Sadler's Wells
STAGE: Stamptown at Soho Theatre
STAGE: Mother of Kamal, Gatehouse
Jan TV: Frasier, Crown, Travelers...
STAGE: Sex Lives of Puppets, SPB
STAGE: Tossed panto at RVT
STAGE: Puss in Bootsat Wonderville
STAGE: Garry Starr at Southwark
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now showing

Bad Behaviour


Quirky mother-daughter drama with Jennifer Connelly & Alice Englert


Reverse the Curse


Offbeat father-son comedy with David Duchovny & Logan Marshall-Green


20,000 Species of Bees


Loose, beautifully shot drama about a family in the Basque Country


Bad Boy: Ride or Die


Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for a 4th helping of mayhem


Riddle of Fire


Clever vintage-style children's adventure is enjoyably deranged


Deep Sea


Inventively dazzling visuals elevate this nutty Chinese animation


The Mattachine Family


Sparky and involving chosen family comedy with serious undertones


Cottontail


Sensitive, engaging drama follows a Japanese father and son to England


Here


Complex and extremely understated immigrant drama from Belgium


The Great Lillian Hall


Jessica Lange shines in this drama about a Broadway icon


Young Woman and the Sea


Involving biopic starring Daisy Ridley as a groundbreaking swimmer


Sting


Properly freaky horror about an enormous and very hungry spider


Pandemonium


From France, this expertly made afterlife thriller is bleak and violent


Hidden Master


Eye-opening doc explores the legacy of photographer George Platt Lynes

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HARD MILES
YOU CAN'T RUN FOREVER
BACKSPOT
THE BOY IN THE WOODS
FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA
THE GARFIELD MOVIE
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recommended

Summer Solstice


Engaging comedy-drama explores issues of gender and identity


Tiger Stripes


Wildly inventive coming-of-age story about a teen girl in Malaysia


The Dead Don’t Hurt


Involving, inventive Western with Vicky Krieps and Vigo Mortensen


Robot Dreams


Gorgeous animated adventure about an unexpected friendship


The Beast


Complex, provocative futuristic drama with Lea Seydoux and George MacKay


A House in Jerusalem


Darkly resonant drama has overtones of both thriller and ghostly horror


Big Boys


Resonant, witty and sometimes sexy coming-of-age comedy-drama


What You Wish For


Inventive thriller with Nick Stahl elicits shivers and moral questions


The Pilgrimage of Gilbert &
George

Insightful doc about the artistic duo becomes part of their body of work


Message in a Bottle


Filmed dance performance based on Sting's music is hugely impressive


Hit Man


Sparky comedy with Adria Arjona and Glen Powell is clever and engaging


Twilight of the Warriors:
Walled In

Stylised Hong Kong action is genuinely thrilling and involving


Kidnapped


Momentous true story from 19th century Italy is riveting and moving

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SOLO
IN FLAMES
IF
LA CHIMERA
AISHA
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