Dubbed The King’s Speech number two, English monarch King George VI and Queen Elizabeth meet President Roosevelt to persuade him to take America into the war.
With the help of the most advanced filming technology, you will now soar with the aerialists, leap with the acrobats, plunge into the water, and see what the performers see from their points of view. You will be taken through the amazing visuals of the Cirque du Soleil on the big screen as the
Directed by Roger Mitchell (of Notting Hill fame) this film is as much about Roosevelt’s complicated love life as it is about political brinkmanship.
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field
Abraham Lincoln faces down the House of Representatives at the end of his second term of office in order to pass an anti-slavery bill.
Steven Spielberg elicits a fine performance from the man he has called “arguably the best actor in the world”.
Les Misérables (12A)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter
Oscar-nominated film version of the world’s most popular musical, directed by Tom Hooper, of The King’s Speech fame. A story of poverty and the endurance of the human spirit set in Paris in the 1800s.
Visually spectacular and with some not-half-bad singing, this film is one of the best movies in a pretty poor bunch for the 2012/13 season.
Starring: Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon
Four retired opera singers, fêted for their aria in Rigoletto, meet up in a retirement home for musicians. The plot is complicated by an old and bitter love match that must be replayed.
Dustin Hoffman makes his debut as director. A gentle, amusing film with the best of brilliant English acting.
The Sessions (15)
Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H Macy
A quadriplegic who is still a virgin seeks approval from his priest to hire a sex worker (Helen Hunt) to show him the ropes.
Writer-director Lewin, himself afflicted by polio, handles the subject frankly but with sensitivity.
and considerable humour.
Helen Hunt has earned rave reviews for her sensitive portrayal.