NT Live Hamlet:
The fastest selling ticket in theatre history! Academy Award nominee and British babe Benedict Cumberbatch (TV’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) stars in the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy: Hamlet. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
Hamlet is out now at Palace Cinemas and Cinema Nova
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre. Starring Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Wish, Léa Seydoux, Jesper Christensen and the delightfully dangerous Christoph Waltz, Spectre is another sexy and stylish outing for 007. Sam Mendes returns to direct, with Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time.
Spectre is out now
Knight Of Cups:
The release of films by director Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven, The Book of Life, The Thin Red Line) are pretty much cinematic events – often challenging and sublime, soaring dramas. Knight Of Cups is about a screenwriter living in LA who tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. Rick (Christian Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. In Malick’s 7th film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Also starring Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas.
Knight Of Cups is out now
He Named Me Malala:
He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
He Named Me Malala is out now