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Jeanne du Barry


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


Hard Miles


Inspirational biopic about a cyclist who takes his students on a quest


All You Need is Death


From Ireland, a darkly unnerving folk horror about a cursed song


The Three Musketeers:
Milady

Part 2 in the rousing new French adaptation starring Eva Green


Swede Caroline


Amusing British mock-doc comedy about competitive vegetable growers


Spy x Family Code: White


Hyperactive Japanese animation is bonkers and often hilarious

film news
Jennifer is Ava
10.APR:
Lawrence will play Ava Gardner opposite DiCaprio as Frank Sinatra in a biopic by Scorsese
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Garfield & Teller are lined up for Scorsese's A Life of Jesus, adapted from the Endo novel
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Butler takes on CITY OF FIRE
Domingo, Patel, Bailey go JURASSIC
Jones & Leary join OH WHAT FUN
Ahmed for Anderson's SCHEME
Greenblatt in NOW YOU SEE ME 3
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Margot’s Monopoly
17.APR:
After Barbie, Robbie will produce a film based on property-trading board game Monopoly
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Stone is teaming up with her filmmaker husband McCrary to make a top-secret movie together
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Steinfeld & Mosaku join thriller
Rossi, Rooker, Haley in SHADOW
Cole leads HE BLED NEON action
Centineo, Gandolfini to WARFARE
Molla & Zuniga join LIFE LIST
Garland writing new 28 DAYS trilogy
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Bridget is back!
14.APR:
Zellweger, Grant & Thompson will return for 4th Bridget Jones movie, plus Ejiofor and Woodall
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Farrell will lead the high-stakes gambling drama Ballad of a Small Player, with Berger directing
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Moore joins McIvoy in CONTROL
Hopkins is King Herod in MARY
Oh jons Reeves in GOOD FORTUNE
Cox, Spade, Gerber for OUTCOME
Magaro & Berlin for THE BRIDE
Dinklage voices the goat in WICKED
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box office

coming soon

26 Apr:
CHALLENGERS
BOY KILLS WORLD
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL...
ORDINARY ANGELS
NOWHERE SPECIAL
JERICHO RIDGE
SPY X FAMILY CODE: WHITE
THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING...
INFESTED
OMEN
NORWEGIAN DREAM
ELAHA
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3 May:
THE FALL GUY
LOVE LIES BLEEDING
JEANNE DU BARRY
LASSIE
MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING
EVIL DOES NOT EXIST
BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY
NORWEGIAN DREAM
ADIOS BUENOS AIRES
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10 May:
KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE...
THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE
LA CHIMERA
AISHA
LAZARETH
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Recently published reviews:
ALL THE FIRES
AMA GLORIA
JEANNE DU BARRY
CHALLENGERS
SWEDE CAROLINE
HARD MILES
HOARD
SHAYDA
ALL YOU NEED IS DEATH
OMEN
THE BOOK OF CLARENCE
IF ONLY I COULD HIBERNATE
SPY X FAMILY CODE: WHITE
CARNAL SINS
LIUBEN

stage & more

Past the wit of man

STAGE: Flabbergast presents A Midsummer Night's Dream at Wilton's Music Hall until 20th Apr...


April TV Roundup

SCREEN: Watching Mary & George, Fargo 5, Young Royals 3, Feud 2,
Mr & Mrs Smith, 3 Body Problem
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Awards Season Sweepstakes

OSCARBAFTAGOLDEN GLOBES
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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...


We didn't make it to Disney

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


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...


Charmingly transgressive

STAGE: Connor Burns brings his acclaimed stand-up Vertigo to Soho Theatre, on tour through March...


Pushing forward

DANCE: New York City Ballet presents four expertly performed pieces at Sadler's Wells...


Blissfully out of control

STAGE: Zach Zucker's Stamptown takes Soho Theatre audiences by storm...


Impossible decisions

STAGE: Emotive drama The Mother of Kamal is Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate...

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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
STAGE: Strangers in Between
STAGE: Deeper and Deeper at Union
Shadows @ Fragments Festival
DANCE: Kyiv City Ballet at Peacock
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now showing

Back to Black


Involving, simplified Amy Winehouse biopic with the superb Marisa Abela


Bleeding Love


Emotional daughter-father road movie with Clara and Ewan McGregor


In Bed


Gripping, colourful Israeli drama develops some strong intrigue


The First Omen


Atmospheric and gleefully grisly prequel is fun but never original


Scoop


Behind the scenes drama about Prince Andrew's Newsnight interview


Coup de Chance


Woody Allen's French comedy-drama turns into a low-key thriller


Someone Like You


Frothy faith-based romantic drama plays out exactly as you want it to


The Trouble With Jessica


British black comedy feels strained despite very strong ensemble


Dogman


Offbeat Luc Besson thriller stars
Caleb Landry Jones as a dog lover


Restore Point


Slick and very cleverly made Czech sci-fi with a predictable plot


Mothers’ Instinct


Superbly well-acted psychological thriller with Anna and Jessica


Godzilla x Kong: The New
Empire

Bombastic, cartoonish action with little connection a solid cast


In the Land of Saints and
Sinners

Intriguing, engaging 1970s-set Irish thriller with Liam Neeson


Wicked Little Letters


Corny English comedy is well-played by Jessie Buckley & Olivia Colman

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THE LISTENER
SILVER HAZE
GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE
IMMACULATE
THE DELINQUENTS
YOU'LL NEVER FIND ME
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recommended

Boys on Film 24:
Happy Endings

Peccadillo's final compilation features 11 terrific gay-themed short films


If Only I Could Hibernate


Entertaining and authentic drama about children in wintry Mongolia


All the Fires


From Mexico, this moody coming-of-age story is fresh and moving


Opponent


Impressively soft-spoken Swedish drama about migrants


The Teachers’ Lounge


Involving and powerfully observed school drama from Germany


Close Your Eyes


Epic Spanish mystery plays with political and cinematic history


Omen


Hypnotic and strongly resonant drama about identity, set mainly in Congo


Io Capitano


Ken Loach's latest once again highlights big issues in British society


Since the Last Time We Met


Sensitive, introspective Argentine drama traces a romantic reunion


Evil Does Not Exist


Hamaguchi's riveting, inventive drama provocatively takes on big issues


The Old Oak


Ken Loach's latest once again highlights big issues in British society


Luca


Lovely Pixar adventure finally on the big screen where it belongs


The Beautiful Game


Gleefully bonkers horror with Sydney Sweeney as a pregnant nun

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DISCO BOY
ROBOT DREAMS
IN RESTLESS DREAMS
LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL
FEMME
LIMBO
THE DELINQUENTS
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