Film Group

The Children Act

You could hardly cook up a juicier moral quandary than the one at the heart of this film

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work: should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?

First Man

The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon

This film explores the triumphs and personal costs of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

The historic Apollo 11 flight saw fragile men strapping themselves into ramshackle machines and hurling themselves into the wondrous void to give us a new horizon - an intimate account told from Neil Armstrong's perspective.

Christopher Robin - starring Ewan McGregor

An excellent 'feel good' start for the New Year - and an antidote to the Christmas break!

 

A middle-aged Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is now burdened by a stultifying white collar job that prevents him from spending quality time with his wife (Hayley Atwell) and daughter (Bronte Carmichael) - but Winnie the Pooh, Piglet Eeyore and Tigger venture from the Hundred Acre Wood into London to turn his life around.

The Bookshop

It is 1959 and widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open up a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough.

When she exposes the narrow-minded townsfolk to the best literature of the day, she gains a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy), who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere, but has to reckon with the hostility of other shopkeepers and of the self-appointed doyenne Mrs Gamart (Patricia Clarkson).

Journey's End

Horror, humour and humanity in the trenches

For the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, here is an excellent new film – expertly cast and really well acted. 

Entebbe

A truly riveting thriller

Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl play pro-Palestinian German leftists involved in the hijacking, in July 1976, of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris which was forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda.