We have just booked four films for the Bighton Big Screen spring season. Many of you asked us show the Downton Abbey movie, and we are pleased to be able to screen it on Saturday 29 February.
Before that, on 24 January, we will be showing Renée Zelwegger and Jessie Buckley in Judy which is based around Judy Garland's late career visit to London in 1968. From the BBC Films stable, and sharing a similar atmosphere to last year’s Stan & Ollie, Judy is a slightly dream-like biopic of childhood trauma and the later repercussions.
It wouldn't be a film season if we didn't have a movie with a national treasure and in The Good Liar there are two for the price of one. Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in a fast moving thriller which Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian says, "This mystery thriller is outrageous and irresistible, an old-fashioned drama with dashes of Patricia Highsmith, Patrick Hamilton, John le Carré and maybe Elizabeth Jane Howard’s memoir Slipstream. It features delicious performances by Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen
Our final film is 1917. You may think, "Oh no not another film about the Great War", but this one directed by Sam Mendes (007 films Skyfall and Spectre) has received rave reviews. For example;
Peter Bradshaw, of The Guardian, "single-shot masterpiece",and "Sam Mendes's 1917 is an amazingly audacious film; as exciting as a heist movie, disturbing as a sci-fi nightmare."
The Times' Kevin Maher "The resulting two hours of amphetamine-rush cinema is both a monumental technical achievement and, instantly, an Oscar-night frontrunner."
Forbes critic Scott Mendelson "Universal just dropped a bomb on the ongoing Oscar season, because Sam Mendes' 1917 is indeed one of the best movies of the year, if not THE best."
"It works as a visual miracle, a violent action picture, a grim anti-war fable, a character play and an emotional rollercoaster. It's everything it promises to be, visually, narratively and emotionally, operating both as a technical blow-out and just a damn great movie."
Finally, don't forget that there is one film left in our current season. xxx stars in the Richard Curtis' Yesterday as the only person alive who has heard of The Beatles. In the Curtis style it's a feel good film with the added bonus of rememberable sing along music.
The full schedule is;
Fri 6 Dec Yesterday
Fri 24 Jan Judy
Sat 29 Feb Downton Abbey
Fri 27 Mar The Good Liar
Sat 25 Apr 1917
Tickets can be booked or reserved on the What's On page of this website.