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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


Tiger Stripes


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

film news
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 will team up for Fukunaga's New York 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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Michelle is a replicant
12.MAY:
Yeoh will star in a new Blade Runner sequel, this one set 50 years after Blade Runner 2049
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Colman & Lithgow will team up as daughter and father for Hyde's multigenerational drama Jimpa
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Blanchett leads the ALPHA GANG
Galitzine & Perez up for RW&RB 2
Hawkins leads BRING HER BACK
Butler joins Driver in Mann's HEAT 2
Huller & Dafoe have LATE FAME
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Hugh is Robin Hood
8.MAY:
Jackman & Comer will star in Sarnoski's new take on the classic figure, The Death of Robin Hood
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Stewart & Isaac will lead Cosmatos' hedonistic Los Angeles nightlife tale Flesh of the Gods
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Qualley & Harris join HUNTINGTON
Foy & Garfield in FARAWAY TREE
Gillan & Zhao for LET'S HAVE KIDS
Ehrenrich to Cregger's WEAPONS
Arterton, Dickie, McKidd in STORM
Hauser joins NAKED GUN reboot
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box office

coming soon

24 May:
FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA
THE GARFIELD MOVIE
THE PRESENT
SIGHT
KIDNAPPED
TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS
IN FLAMES
SOLO
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31 May:
YOUNG WOMAN AND THE SEA
ROBOT DREAMS
THE DEAD DON'T HURT
THE BEAST
YOU CAN'T RUN FOREVER
HARD MILES
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
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14 Jun:
INSIDE OUT 2
TREASURE
SASQUATCH SUNSET
SORCERY
TIGER STRIPES
AMA GLORIA
MORE >>
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Recently published reviews:
YOU CAN'T RUN FOREVER
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
IF
TWO TICKETS TO GREECE
HAZARD

stage & more

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...


Awards Season Sweepstakes

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SHADOWS AWARDS: BEST of 2023


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...


Dazzling sights and sounds

DANCE: Company Wayne McGregor brings Autobiography and UniVerse to Sadler's Wells...


What really happened?

STAGE: Intense two-hander Blue explores social issues at Seven Dials Playhouse...

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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
DANCE: Lovetrain2020, Sadler's Wells
Shadows @ AFI Fest
STAGE: White Factory at Marylebone
Shadows @ London Film Fest
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now showing

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


Unfrosted


Hilarious star-packed pastiche recreates the birth of Pop Tarts


Adios Buenos Aires


Tango-infused drama from Argentina finds resonance in story set in 2001


Lassie: A New Adventure


Family-friendly German adventure has a strong human/canine cast


Much Ado About Dying


Observant doc about an eccentric British actor's final years


Norwegian Dream


Honest drama about a Polish migrant in Norway has an emotional kick


Boy Kills World


Raucous, hyperviolent romp is an enjoyably overblown revenge fantasy


Ordinary Angels


Engaging, emotive true story with Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL...
JERICHO RIDGE
SPY X FAMILY CODE: WHITE
ELAHA
THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING...
THE THREE MUSKETEERS: MILADY
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recommended

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


Challengers


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


Infested


Seriously scary spider thriller from France will make you squirm


Kidnapped


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

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NOWHERE SPECIAL
OMEN
THE BOOK OF CLARENCE
IF ONLY I COULD HIBERNATE
ALL THE FIRES
BOYS ON FILM 24: HAPPY ENDINGS
THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE
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