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Emma Thompson is sensational as a High Court Judge who becomes emotionally involved in an ethically complex case in The Children Act, and gets entangled in the hilarious antics of Rowan Atkinson, who returns for more hilarious antics as the much loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again; John Travolta plays the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City in Gotti; and a father and daughter set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland in Leave No Trace.

THE CHILDREN ACTTHE CHILDREN ACT Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her. Directed by Richard Eyre. Feature:The Children Act raises complex ethical questions  / Trailer / Showing from 21 September

GOTTIGOTTI follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s (John Travolta) rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Rocco Lofranco), GOTTI examines Gotti’s tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences.Raised on the streets of New York, young John Gotti found his way into the Gambino crime family, eventually having the boss removed and becoming head of the powerful family. His wife asked only one thing from John: to never expose their children to his profession. But he broke the vow, and John Jr. took his place as his father’s Capo.Directed by Kevin Connolly and written by Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi. Feature: Gotti – An Emotional Exploration Of The Gangster World / Trailer / Showing from 21 Sept

JOHNNY ENGLISH 3JOHNNY ENGLISH 3 is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success. Directed by David Kerr. Written by William Davies. Feature: Johnny English Strikes Again – Satire At Its Best / Trailer / Showing from 21 September    

leave-no-trace-movieLEAVE NO TRACE Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini. Feature:  Leave No Trace – A True Story About Existential Survival Trailer / Showing from 21 September

New Releases

BILLIONAIREBILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB  It tells the true crime story of the ambitious entrepreneur and financial whiz kid Joe Hunt (Ansel Elgort), whose company of affluent young men from Beverly Hills, the BBC, grew into a Ponzi Scheme that turned homicidal in the Summer of 1984. Directed by James Cox.  Feature: Billionaire Boys Club – A 7-Year Journey from Page to Screen / Trailer 

 

THE PREDATORTHE PREDATOR (3D and IMAX)  From the outer reaches of space to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. Feature:  The Predator – An explosive reinvention of the Predator series. / Trailer

 

SGT STUBBY AN ALL AMERICAN HEROSGT STUBBY: AN ALL AMERICAN HERO Based on the incredible, real-life story of America’s most decorated dog – a stubby-tailed pup soon finds himself in the trenches of France, embarking on a historic adventure by his beloved Soldier’s side. A genuine, four-legged American hero and the first canine promoted to the rank of Sergeant in U.S. Army history. Feature: Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero – The real-life story of America’s most decorated dog  / Trailer 

SUBMERGENCESUBMERGENCE James (James McAvoy) is a British agent under the cover of a water engineer, while Danny (Alicia Vikander) is a bio-mathematician working on a deep-sea diving project to explore the origin of life on our planet. A deliriously wild love affair develops, even though their jobs are destined to separate them. Directed by Wim Wenders, based on the novel of same name by J. M. Ledgard. Feature: Submergence – A multi-layered cerebral love story   Trailer 

ELLENELLEN: THE ELLEN PAKKIES STORY  The heart-wrenching story of Ellen Pakkies (Jill Levenberg) caught the attention of people around the globe when she was accused of murdering her drug-addicted son, Abie, in 2007. It was directed by Daryne Joshua (Noem My Skollie) from a screenplay by Amy Jephta, with input from Ellen Pakkies herself. Feature: Amy Jeptha talks about writing the screenplay for Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story Trailer 

BLACKKKLANSMANBLACKKKLANSMAN From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Screenplay by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott. Feature:  BlacKkKlansman -Spike Lee’s latest expression of the facts of American life / Trailer 

MILE 22MILE 22 Set in the volatile arenas of intelligence and global politics, director Peter Berg ushers in a new wave of modern combat cinema which follows an elite paramilitary team who embark on an urgent mission to transport a foreign intelligence asset from an American Embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield for extraction — a distance of 22 miles. This asset possesses highly classified information, which could avert terrorist attacks of catastrophic proportions, and this team must race against time and through a gauntlet in enemy territory, as the city’s military, police, and street gangs close in, determined to reclaim the asset. Feature: Mile 22 – A gritty modern action-thriller set in a Fictional Reality /  Trailer 

NUNTHE NUN When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate.  Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret.  Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. Directed by Corin Hardy, starring Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope.  Feature: The Nun explores another dark corner of the “Conjuring” universe / Interview with director Corin HardyTrailer 

Behind The Scenes Features, Interviews & Trailers of 2018 Film Releases