Nope (15)

“What’s a bad miracle?”

Oscar-winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, he reimagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic, Nope. The film reunites Peele with Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar-nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Empire ★★★★★ Little White Lies ★★★★★ Telegraph ★★★★★

Directed by Jordan Peele
With Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun
2hrs 10 mins // US 2022

Joyride (15)

Fleeing from his father, Irish 12-year-old Mully steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman, Joy, in the back seat with a baby. Joy has decided to give her child away to a friend, and Mully needs to get some distance from his debt-ridden dad, who’s after the cash Mully has with him. And so two lovable rogues, a complicated middle aged mother and a troubled adolescent, go on a journey across Ireland, gradually finding the friendship, love and learning they never knew they needed in each other.

Guardian ★★★ Times ★★★

Directed by Emer Reynolds
With Olivia Colman
1hr 34 mins // IRE/UK 2022

Catch-up Screenings: Elvis (12A)

Elvis is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar-winner Tom Hanks.

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.

Telegraph ★★★★ Mirror ★★★★
Independent ★★★★ Times ★★★★

Directed by Baz Luhrmann
With Austin Butler, Tom Hanks
2hrs 30 mins // US 2022

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing (12A) *Encore Screening

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Taskmaster) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

The legendary hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.

A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.

“Screwball Shakespeare goes with a swing!” Guardian ★★★★

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
directed by Simon Godwin

*Please note, this screening starts promptly at 7pm

Fisherman’s Friends 2: One & All (12A)

Following the unexpected success of their debut album “No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues” we rejoin the world’s oldest ‘buoy band’ a year later struggling to navigate the pressures, pitfalls and temptations of their newfound fame.

Fisherman’s Friends: One & All follows the celebrated shanty singers through the highs and lows as lifelong friendships are put to the test and they battle the dreaded ‘curse of the second album’.

“This gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability” Guardian ★★★★

Directed by Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft
With James Purefoy, Dave Johns
1hr 54 mins // UK 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing (15)

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect.

As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

Directed by Olivia Newman
With Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith
2hrs 5 mins // US 2022

Catch-up Screenings: Top Gun: Maverick (12A)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

When he finds himself training a detachment of TOP GUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

“The best studio action film to have been released since 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road.” Telegraph ★★★★★

Empire ★★★★★ Times ★★★★ Independent ★★★★

Directed by Joseph Kosinski
With Tom Cruise
2hrs 11 mins // US 2022

Minions: Rise of Gru (U)

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions and forged cinema’s most despicable crew!

“Another serving of funny goofball nonsense” Guardian ★★★★

Directed by Kyle Balda
Voiced by Steve Carell
1hr 30 mins // US 2022

Father Earth + Q&A with Graham Fellows (PG)

Father Earth is the true story of one man’s attempt to help save the planet, by converting a derelict church on the Orkney Isles into an eco friendly recording studio.

It’s also a fascinating study of a psychological power struggle between a character comedian – Graham Fellows, and his long-standing creation – John Shuttleworth. Father Earth is also about family relationships – specifically between fathers and sons – and it explores the paradox: how in the battle against extinction we are often distracted by personal and family issues, as they appear more important and pressing than the future of the planet.

Funny yet moving, and filmed mainly in the Orkney Isles over a 10 year period, Father Earth is Graham Fellows’ most thoughtful and accomplished movie to date. Previous work includes It’s Nice Up North filmed by Martin Parr (2004) and Southern Softies (2008)

With guest appearances from Sooty and Sweep, and a virtuoso performance from Graham’s mathematically driven elderly father Derek, this 83 minute documentary will be followed by a Q&A with performer/director Graham Fellows.