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This Oscar-nominated picture tells the story of controversial American figure skater Tonya Harding who was accused of conspiring to attack one of her rivals during the build up to the 1994 Olympics.


Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua team up for the fourth time for this sequel to 2014’s The Equalizer – a film loosely based on the 1980s British television series starring Edward Woodward.

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United Kingdom

Mary Poppins Returns. Well, thank God for that.

In 1987 director-writer-actor Shane Black’s Hawkins was the first character to meet his end at the hands of the eponymous alien in John McTiernan’s Predator.

Lady Bird isn’t strictly autobiographical, but indie actress-turned writer/director Greta Gerwig draws on fond memories of her Californian hometown for a beautifully observed valentine to mother-daughter relationships and youthful exuberance.

The Luna Cinema was back in Alexandra Palace park this weekend and crowds enjoyed special screenings of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Breakfast Club.

Take a look at our review of American Animals which is still in cinemas - have you seen the film? What did you think?

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is a must see for 2018 that successfully weaves satire into the serious topic of fractious race relations and the Ku Klux Klan before delivering a gut wrenching punch in the closing scenes.


Resembling an extended episode of The Inbetweeners, The Festival is full of cringe-worthy moments, witty one-liners and relatable characters. But, most of all, it’s a grimly realistic representation of what it’s like to spend a weekend in a muddy music-filed field with your mates.

Though it started out as an internet meme in 2009, the true horror of the Slender Man came to life when, in 2014, two Wisconsin 12-year-olds who believed in the shadowy character stabbed a friend...

Craig Gillespie’s biopic of US figure skating champion Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie illuminates the 1994 attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan with a cast of unlikeable characters including her violent ex-husband and domineering mother.

United States

The sixth instalment in the Mission Impossible franchise sees Tom Cruise return as IMF agent Ethan Hunt and is once again overseen by writer and director Christopher McQuarrie, the man behind 2015’s well received Rogue Nation.

The comedy and the espionage genres have long been a near-perfect combination, with the likes of Top Secret! (1984), the Johnny English series (2003-present) and Mathew Vaughn’s Kingsman films (2014 – present).

Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy, an erotically-charged Cold War love story between a mute cleaning lady, played by Sally Hawkins, and a carnivorous merman, won the Best Picture and now it is being shown in Diss.

Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne star in this debut feature from American director Ari Aster, which tells the tale of a grieving family, who after the death of their matriarch, begin to uncover dark secrets and are haunted by disturbing events.

As gripping as Antoine Fuqua’s pulpy, hard-boiled action thriller The Equalizer (2014) was it was not a film to which a sequel seemed likely or, indeed, necessary.

Paul Rudd reprises the role of Ant-Man for this sequel to the 2015 original, which also sees Evangeline Lilly return as the Wasp and promoted to co-lead.

An unnerving, dystopian depiction of the darkest realms of the internet, ‘Unfriended: The Dark Web’ will make you want to log out of social media a little more, if nothing else.


The removal of Kevin Spacey proves to be a blessing in disguise as replacement Christopher Plummer shines as oil tycoon John Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s propulsive thriller which gets a screening in Diss.


Sharks have long proved to be particularly popular, non-human threats in many an ocean or island bound adventure.

Sicario 2: Soldado, the sequel to 2015’s outstanding Sicario, sees Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return as CIA agent Matt Graver and hitman Alejandro Gillick to once again do battle with the drug cartels of Mexico.

United States

Despite its reported troubled production, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man proved to be one of 2015’s unexpected delights, eschewing the darker elements and weightier themes of previous entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to deliver an exciting, action-packed superhero film.

Daniel Day-Lewis wears success like an impeccably tailored suit as he delivers his final screen performance as a perfectionist dressmaker in Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama which gets a screening in Diss.

New York

How do you keep a long-running franchise fresh without it ever becoming moribund?


Unbelievable in every sense of the word, Mission Impossible: Fallout is the series highlight and, ultimately, it deserves to be hailed as one of the best action movies ever made.


This Fifth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise follows on from 2015’s Jurassic World, and sees Chris Pratt teaming with Bryce Dallas Howard to take on prehistoric beasts once again.

In a weekend dominated by relentlessly optimistic musical romantic comedies, fabulous animation and big budget blockbusters, writer-producer Drew Pearce’s directorial debut is a refreshing change for those who like their films darker in spirit and meaner in tone.

Everyone’s favourite superhero family return for a funny, empowering second round of crime fighting - though this time the roles are reversed as Mr Incredible is left at home to look after the children while Elastagirl saves the world...

It might be tempting for some to dismiss Freddie Hutton-Mills and Bart Ruspoli’s latest directorial effort as yet another straight-to-DVD and digital release to hit the bargain bin at your local DVD shop; however, to do so would be to deprive oneself of a unique and enjoyable viewing experience.

The Wall Street Journal published an article in 2013 about a group of school friends who have managed to maintain contact with one another for decades by playing a game of tag every year in the merry month of May.

Writers Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson make the leap from stage to screen with this film adaptation of their successful play.


Despite the reassuring presence of Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, some could be forgiven for being sceptical about whether Stefano Sollima’s sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s dark, arresting thriller Sicario would be as powerful as the original.

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur, who scaled the dizzy heights of Everest with Jake Gyllenhaal, shows an equally sure footing at sea with this survival story starring Shailene Woodley and Norfolk’s own Sam Claflin.

Adapted from Peter Rock’s novel by Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik and screenwriting partner Anne Rosellini, this is a restrained portrait of the indomitable spirit of backwoods communities through the eyes of a teenage girl and her fiercely protective father.

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