1. Some Like it Hot

    Arguably director Billy Wilder’s finest hour, ‘Some Like it Hot’ opened in 1959 to rave reviews. It is still considered to be one of the greatest films of all time…

  2. Blackkklansman

    Nearly 30 years after his explosive and powerful Do The Right Thing brought him to the attention of the film world, American director Spike Lee still has the knack of…

  3. The Children Act

    As her marriage disintegrates, a successful high court judge must decide if the courts need to intervene to force a teenage boy to undergo a blood transfusion against his wishes…

Past Shows

  1. Ghost Stories

    It was written and directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, both of whom have real pedigree: Nyman is an actor, magician and writer who has worked extensively on Derren…

  2. Strictly Ballroom

    Strictly Ballroom brought director Baz Luhrmann to the attention of the film world. His films have a very strong visual identity and panache, and he would go on to…

  3. Lady Bird

    The film revolves around Lady Bird’s difficult relationship with her mother, superbly played by Laurie Metcalf - who some of you may remember from TV’s Roseanne.
    This is Gerwig’s…

  4. Three Billboards

    McDormand and Rockwell deservedly got Oscars for their work, and McDormand (who many of you will know from her many films with the Coen Brothers) offers a challenging and unsentimental…

  5. The Post

    The film is very much in the spirit of All the President’s Men or the more recent Spotlight – showing the dilemmas faced by the media in the pre-digital age…

  6. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    Starring the wonderful Anette Bening as Grahame and Jamie Bell as her (much younger) boyfriend, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool gives us a fantastic insight into fame – and…

  7. The Death of Stalin

    Empire magazine gave Death of Stalin a five star review: “…the master satirist’s new film tackles not only a slice of real-life Russian history, but a ruthless dictator whose…

  8. Loving Vincent

    It was directed by British animator Hugh Welchman and his wife Dorota Kobiela, a Polish-born artist. They started off with live action sequences using real actors, but then worked with…

  9. God’s Own Country

    It tells the story of a young farmer, played by Josh O’Connor, whose life is changed completely by the arrival of a Romanian worker (Alec Secareanu). Forget the rather…

  10. Dunkirk

    He splits the film into three interweaving stories or themes: Land, Sea and Air. Crucially, all three cover different timescales despite linking up at points, so Harry Styles plays…

  11. SUNSHINE ON LEITH

    Built around 13 songs by The Proclaimers (including ‘500 Miles’ of course), it also features a great cast including Jane Horrocks, George MacKay and Peter Mullan. Sunshine on…

  12. LION

    In an extraordinary and heartfelt performance, the English actor Dev Patel brings a huge amount of humanity and pathos to the lead role, while Nicole Kidman is also very impressive…

  13. BIG HERO 6

    Mark Kermode in the Observer described it as a “visually dazzling and very enjoyable geek romp… An origins story ripe with innocence and loss, this anime-inflected treat harks back…

  14. Their Finest

    Their Finest is partly about Catrin’s battle to overcome the latent and sometimes overt sexism of the times, but it is also about her developing relationship with a colleague writer…

  15. Hidden Figures

    Facing prejudice (both racial and gender), the three main protagonists, played with great zest by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, defy the odds to establish themselves at…

  16. La La Land

    Gosling plays a jazz musician who wants to own his own club; Stone is a young actress trying to land a part (cue a series of excruciating and funny audition…

  17. Arrival

    Arrival is in some ways a classic ‘first contact’ sci fi film, albeit with some pretty big twists as well as intelligent and thoughtful performances from its leads – and…

  18. Cinema Paradiso

    A paean to cinema, this heart-warming and emotive film tells the story of a boy, Salvatore, growing up in a small Sicilian village, and his return home as a famous…

  19. HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

    It may be the most unusual buddy movie you’ll see all year, and Julian Dennison absolutely steals the show as the 13 year old Ricky – ably supported by the…

  20. Northern Souls

    This event is the only currently scheduled screening in the North. The film will be introduced briefly by the director who will also be available for a Q&A at the…

  21. CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Raising their children ‘off the grid’ in the wilds of Washington State in the North West USA, Ben and Leslie are determined to survive without any recourse to society. …

  22. SING STREET

    The film focuses on Conor, a teenager who starts a band to impress a girl (of course) and the cast of unknowns approach the film with tons of energy and…

  23. ELF

    Elf (2003) was directed by Jon Favreau, who went on to direct the Iron Man films, and Ferrell is excellently supported by James Caan (The Godfather) and Zooey Deschanel (TV’s…

  24. Brooklyn

    Julie Walters has a fantastic (and often comic) turn as Mrs. Kehoe, Ellis’ Irish landlady in Brooklyn, by turns kind, protective and prying. Based on Colm Toibin’s excellent novel…

  25. O’Horten

    Leeds Short Film Audience Award by Leeds International Film Festival
    6.00 at Oakwood Cinema

    Our Short Film Audience Award has quickly become a favourite over the past few years.…

  26. Eddie the Eagle

    The film, only released earlier this year, tells his story with a great mixture of humour and a somewhat knowing irony. Taron Egerton plays Eddie, and is practically unrecognisable…

  27. BRIDGE OF SPIES

    Set in 1957 at the height of the cold war, Bridge of Spies depicts Hanks as James Donovan - a decent and thoughtful lawyer asked to defend Rylance’s enigmatic Soviet…

  28. The Lunchbox

    The storyline itself is charmingly simple. Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a widower on the brink of retirement, receives a lunchbox containing a note intended for someone else. He responds to…

  29. Far From The Madding Crowd

    The film has a lyrical beauty, and stands comparison with John Schlesinger’s hugely successful 1967 adaptation. The relatively unknown Danish director Thomas Vinterberg was a bold choice, with the…

  30. The Lady in the Van

    Remarkably, the story is based upon true events — there was indeed an old lady who came to live in a van in Alan Bennett’s front garden. He wrote…

  31. Whiplash

    Whiplash’s plotline is deceptively simple. 19 year old Andrew, a drummer attending an elite music academy, is hand picked for a place in the school's jazz band, led by ruthless…

  32. Pride

    Social upheaval and political tension have long proved to be the backdrop for some of Britain’s best loved comedies. Much like Brassed Off, The Full Monty and Billy Elliot, Pride…

  33. Little Miss Sunshine

    For example, Steve Carell, who confounds expectations with a rather downbeat and subtle performance, was about to hit the big time with the American version of The Office and The…

  34. Mr Holmes

    The film is based on a 2006 novel by Mitch Cullin called A Slight Trick of the Mind, and is founded on a fascinating premise: what would Sherlock Holmes be…

  35. The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Anderson tends to work with the same actors as much as he can. Bill Murray is a favourite and has been in seven Anderson films (although he has only a…

  36. The Theory of Everything

    Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of…