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The Garfield Movie


This new animated romp is colourful but full of contrived slapstick


Atlas


Enjoyably mindless sci-fi action with Jennifer Lopez and lots of cool tech


Kidnapped


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


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


Solo


Beautifully shot and played Canadian drama about two drag queens

film news
Keira takes a cruise
22.MAY:
Knightley will play a journalist in luxury yacht mystery thriller The Woman in Cabin 10
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Haddish, Macy & Dorff team up for action thriller The Deputy
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Neeson with Levy in HOTEL TEHRAN
Garfield joins Roberts on HUNT
Nighy, MacKay, Smith for &SONS
Pacino, Kebbell are CAPTIVATED
Samberg makes ROBOTS GO CRAZY
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Sydney is Barbarella
19.MAY:
Sweeney will star in Wright's remake of the 1968 classic tracing the adventures a sexy astronaut
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Blanchett, Driver, Krieps, Rampling and more are set for Jarmusch's Father Mother Sister Brother
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Downey finally making YUCATAN
Malek & Crowe in NUREMBURG
Comer leads Branagh's MADELINE
Bailey & Garcia-Rulfo go JURASSIC
Harrelson & Serkis are MIRACULOUS
Yen leads John Wick spin-off CAINE
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Bella is White Widow
15.MAY:
Ramsey will star in The Girl Next Door, a biopic about British-born terrorist Sherafiyah Lewthwaite
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Ali & Hardy lead Fukunaga's cops-vs-mob heist thriller 77 Blackout
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Weaver joins MANDALORIAN movie
Skarsgard & Melling lead PILLION
Riseborough is Blow in FASHION
James & Stan reunite to GO WEST
Wilde in Araki's I WANT YOUR SEX
Serkis returns for HUNT FOR GOLLUM
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box office

coming soon

31 May:
YOUNG WOMAN AND THE SEA
ROBOT DREAMS
THE DEAD DON'T HURT
THE BEAST
YOU CAN'T RUN FOREVER
HARD MILES
WHAT YOU WISH FOR
BIG BOYS
BACKSPOT
STING
THE MATTACHINE FAMILY
PANDEMONIUM
HIDDEN MASTER
PILGRIMAGE OF GILBERT & GEORGE
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
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7 Jun:
THE WATCHED
THE EXORCISM
BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE
THE DEAD DON'T HURT
RIDDLE OF FIRE
WINNIE-THE-POOH: BLOOD & HONEY 2
DEEP SEA
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14 Jun:
INSIDE OUT 2
TREASURE
FREUD'S LAST SESSION
SASQUATCH SUNSET
SORCERY
TIGER STRIPES
AMA GLORIA
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21 Jun:
THE BIKERIDERS
KINDS OF KINDNESS
THE EXORCISM
GREEN BORDER
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Recently published reviews:
ATLAS
THE PRESENT
SIGHT
SOLO
STING
THE GARFIELD MOVIE
HIT MAN
FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA

stage & more

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
...


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...


Awards Season Sweepstakes

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An epic final battle

DANCE: Kidd Pivot stages the astonishingly powerful Assembly Hall at Sadler's Wells...


38th BFI Flare

FESTIVAL: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival takes over BFI Southbank for 10 days in March...

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DANCE: McGregor at Sadler's Wells
STAGE: Blue at Seven Dials Playhouse
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
DANCE: Taiwan's Cloud Gate Theatre
DANCE: New work at Sadler's Wells
Shadows @ AFI Fest
Shadows @ London Film Fest
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now showing

Sight


Deliberately inspiring drama about an eye doctor with a dark past


The Present


Silly comedy about kids who play with time to save their parents' marriage


Back to Black


Marisa Abela is excellent in this simplified Amy Winehouse biopic


You Can’t Run Forever


Involving thriller starring JK Simmons as a sadistic killer stalking a family


Hoard


Visually stylish, well-performed drama is too elusive to properly connect


Two Tickets to Greece


Sunny and involving French comedy has great locations and a fine cast


Strictly Confidential


Hilariously florid mystery thriller camps it up with ridiculous twists


Chasing Chasing Amy


Intriguingly personal doc explores Kevin Smith's controversial classic


Kingdom of the Planet of
the Apes

Entertaining blockbuster-style sequel to the more thoughtful reboot trilogy


The Almond and the
Seahorse

Thoughtful drama about brain trauma with Celyn Jones and Rebel Wilson


Lazareth


Moody post-apocalyptic tale stars Asher Angel and Ashley Judd


The Image of You


Steamy thriller about identical twins is rather wonderfully ridiculous


Hazard


Witty, chaotic Belgian action comedy about a day spiralling out of control


The Fall Guy


Energetic, action-packed meta-blockbuster with Ryan and Emily

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UNFROSTED
LASSIE: A NEW ADVENTURE (Ger)
MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING
ADIOS BUENOS AIRES
NORWEGIAN DREAM
BOY KILLS WORLD
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recommended

In Flames


Smart, darkly creepy topical psychological horror from Pakistan


Tiger Stripes


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


IF


Sweet comedy adventure about a boy and his imaginary friends


La Chimera


Josh O'Connor leads this lively, complex Italian adventure


Aisha


Powerfully moving refugee drama with Letitia Wright & Josh O'Connor


The Idea of You


Smart, lusty romantic comedy with Nicholas Galitzine & Anne Hathaway


Evil Does Not Exist


Astonishingly bold, insightful drama from Ryusuke Hamaguchi


Love Lies Bleeding


Bracing and very stylish noir thriller with Katy O'Brian & Kristen Stewart


Jeanne du Barry


Maiwenn's engaging biopic about the courtesan, costarring Johnny Depp


Blackbird Blackbird
Blackberry

Charmingly deadpan comedy-drama from Georgia is surprisingly powerful


Blue Giant


Dazzling Japanese anime about a teen jazz band seeking the big time


The Lost Boys


Sensitive teen prison drama from Belgium is grim but hopeful


Drifter


Dark German drama is provocative, involving and ultimately moving

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CHALLENGERS
INFESTED
NOWHERE SPECIAL
OMEN
THE BOOK OF CLARENCE
IF ONLY I COULD HIBERNATE
ALL THE FIRES
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