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September explores some of the best new films from Britain. ‘Maze’ highlights the history of Northern Ireland and the biggest prison escape since World War Two. It charts the dramatic relationship of two enemies that suggest the first steps to peace in Ireland in the 1980s. Nominated for a BAFTA in 2019, ‘Care’ explores aging and family. It is an honest and inspiring exploration into the brutal change associated with sickness. ‘Beast’ is another fine piece of British cinema. Filled with grit, the film was a winner of a BAFTA for Outstanding British Debut in 2019. It stars Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl) and Johnny Flynn (Vanity Fair). It is a complex storm of love and murder, set on a small community on the Jersey Coast. Featuring a stand out British cast of Sam Clafin, Stephen Graham (The Virtues) and Asa Butterfield, Journey’s End follows the fatal tension and impending doom of front line warfare in World War 1. Bravery cripples in the face of reality, in this sobering film.
Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie
Pick Of The Litter
Divide & Conquer: The
Story of Roger Ailes
Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
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Tina is a border security guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.
At Eternity's Gate is a biographical drama about the latter years of painter Vincent van Gogh's life leading up to his death. Very much Julian Schnabel’s interpretation of the artist’s final years, the film is a journey inside the world and mind of a man who created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.
Selma is a Czech immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is her passion for music, specifically the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. But Selma harbours a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight.