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Tampopo (18)

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

The Alpinist (12a)

Far from the limelight, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian achieves some of the boldest solo ascents in history yet draws scant attention. Nomadic and publicity shy, he is reluctant to let any one record his brilliant, precarious climbs, and – on setting out to make a film about Leclerc – veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer at first struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. But then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing. An exhilarating documentary about a visionary climber who follows the path of his passion despite the stark potential consequences.

The Bad Guys (U)

The latest action comedy from DreamWorks Animation. After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.

The Courier (12)

Benedict Cumberbatch is back with another formidable performance in this Cold War espionage drama. The film follows the true story of Greville Wynne, an unassuming British businessman recruited by the Secret Intelligence Service to deliver messages in the 1960s. Wynne develops a dangerous partnership with Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Nibidze), with the pair coming together to provide important intelligence to prevent nuclear intervention during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Courier is an exciting thriller that will keep you guessing throughout.

The Duke (12a)

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage.

The Father (12a)

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman excel in Florian Zeller's screen adaptation of his 2012 award-winning stage play. Curmudgeonly 81-year-old Anthony lives ostensibly alone in his London flat, visited by his daughter Anne, and fighting off the carers she tries to impose upon him. But all is not as it seems as we enter the fragmented consiousness of a man in the grip of dementia in which familiar people and places shape-shift and merge into one another. With a screenplay co-written by Christopher Hampton, and a magnificent Oscar-winning performance by Hopkins that veers between righteous outrage and extreme vulnerability, this is a moving but unflinching take on ageing.

The Last Bus (12a)

A heart-warming tale of Tom, a pensioner whose wife, Mary, has just passed away, who travels from Britain's most Northerly point, John O'Groats, to his original home town at its most Southerly point, Land's End, using his free bus pass. He carries with him his wife's ashes in a small suitcase, travelling the length of the country to take her back home. Along the way, his adventures are recorded by the people he meets and helps, and by the end of his trip he has unwittingly become a social media celebrity.

The Lodger (1927) (PG)

When a landlady and her husband take in a new lodger, they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local blond girls. Their daughter, Daisy, a cocky model, is far less concerned, her attraction obvious. Her police-detective boyfriend, in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger's true identity.

The Olive Tree (15)

Alma is a 20-year-old girl and adores her grandfather, a man who has not spoken for years. When the elderly man also refuses to eat, the girl decides to recover the millenary tree that the family sold against his will. In order to succeed, she needs to count on her uncle, a victim of the crisis, her friend Rafa, and her whole town to help her. The problem is to find out where in Europe the olive tree is.

The Phantom of the Open (PG)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.

The Railway Children Return (TBC) (PG)

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie and grandson Thomas, and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

This Year's Love (18)

A marriage goes wrong as soon as the knot is tied, and proves to be the catalyst to a chain of romantic misadventures involving a group of thirtysomething Londoners. The reception is underway when the groom finds out that his bride has been having an affair, so they promptly split up and begin seeing other people, spreading chaos and heartache among friends and acquaintances.

Top Gun (12)

Code-named Maverick, Pete Mitchell, an impetuous, daredevil Navy-pilot ace, is accepted into Top Gun, Miramar's elite Fighter School. But there, the impulsive young pilot will have to compete with the best of the best, including Iceman, a brilliant and highly competitive fellow student. Now, Mitchell must give his all; however, his father's mysterious and untimely demise still haunts him. Can Maverick prove his worth to Charlie, the flying school's no-nonsense astrophysics instructor? Will he be able to suppress his wild nature to win the prestigious Top Gun Trophy?

Top Gun - Maverick (12a)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.