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December's Top 5

With just over a fortnight until 2018, it's time to start thinking about next years screenings! Why not pick a title from our Top 5 this month? 

Journey Through the French Cinema

Bertrand Tavernier writes and directs this documentary which looks at some of the most influential figures from French cinema during a period of 40 years up to the late 1970s. A life-long film fan himself, Tavernier profiles a number of renowned directors, actors and writers as he discusses the influence they have had on his own career and also the role each has played in French cinema history. Featuring archive clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage, the film focuses on key figures such as Jacques Becker, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Starring: Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Frémaux, André Marcon


The LEGO Ninjago Movie

 In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders.

Directed by: Charlie Bean

Starring: Jackie Chan, Dave Franco



A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer


Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Liverpool, 1979: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the one person Gloria allows herself to turn to for comfort and strength. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

Directed by: Paul Mcguigan

Starring: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening


Victoria and Abdul

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams