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Cinema Cambridge: November
Read our accompanying interview with Graham Fellows, musician and comedian turned filmmaker – whose next title, Father Earth, arrives in Cambridge this month.
Jennifer Lawrence is a tour de force in Lila Neugebauer’s post-military life portrait filmed in New Orleans.
Where to Watch: Apple TV+ | When: 4 November
Gastronomy turns deadly in this simmering drama starring Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult – which takes the phrase ‘eat the rich’ quite literally.
Where to Watch: Arts Picturehouse, Vue, Light Cinema | When: 18 November
Bones and All
Timothée Chalamet and Luca Guadagnino again unite for a strangely heartfelt romance with one big twist – and it has something to do with cannibalism.
Where to Watch: Arts Picturehouse, Light Cinema, Vue | When: 23 November
Marking Emily Blunt’s return to television, this powerful western sees her character seek vengeance for the death of her son.
Where to Watch: BBC Two | When: 11 November
Trailing two simultaneously unravelling love stories, Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s latest tussles with power and superstition.
Where to Watch: Arts Picturehouse | When: 11 November
Cinema Cambridge: October
Read our accompanying interview with Elle Haywood, lead programmer of Cambridge Film Festival, here.
The Banshees of Inisherin
Martin McDonagh makes his return with this comic masterpiece, which will open this year’s festival – probing what happens when two friends are suddenly not friends anymore.
Where to watch: Arts Picturehouse | When: 21 October
Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Robert de Niro, Anya Taylor-Joy – and even Taylor Swift – appear in this true-story-inspired mystery mayhem from David O Russell, director of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. When Christian Bale’s character is accused of murder, escapades ensue – a lot of which, the trailer claims, ‘actually happened’.
Where to watch: Arts Picturehouse | When: 7 October
Decision to Leave
After its London Film Festival tour, the much-anticipated Korean detective-thriller, packed full of intrigue and romance, will finally get its UK general release.
Where to watch: Arts Picturehouse | When: 21 October
You Won’t Be Alone
Noomi Rapace enchants as a shape-shifting witch in this folkloric thriller set in a 19th-century Macedonian village from filmmaker Goran Stolevski.
Where to watch: Digital platforms | When: 20 October
Raymond & Ray
Acting legends Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor star as two half-brothers colliding in the wake of their cruel father’s death – promising a whole rollercoaster of emotions.
Where to watch: Apple TV+ | When: 21 October
Peek inside the Airbnb from hell in this horror, with Georgina Campbell and Bill Skarsgård in leading roles.
Where to watch: Vue, Light Cinema | When: 28 October
Game of Thrones‘ Nathalie Emmanuelle attends a lavish wedding where all is not as it seems – where guests compete to survive.
Where to watch: Digital platforms | When: 18 October
Prey for the Devil
A classic ecclesiastical spook-fest, this horror following a nun aspiring to be the first female exorcist is perfect Halloween viewing.
Where to watch: Vue, Light Cinema, Arts Picturehouse | When: 28 October
Cinema Cambridge: September
Read our accompanying interview with filmmaker Will Reddaway here.
See How They Run
Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell star as uncouth sleuths in this ritzy whodunnit, alongside Ruth Wilson and Adrien Brody.
Where to Watch: Light Cinema, Vue, Arts Picturehouse | When: 9 September
Bodies Bodies Bodies
When a hurricane traps six teenagers in a secluded mansion, full-blown chaos ensues. A stacked cast includes Rachel Sennott and Myha’la Herrold.
Where to Watch: Light Cinema, Arts Picturehouse | When: 9 September
Crimes of the Future
Bohemian art meets body gore in David Cronenberg’s latest psychosexual thriller. Léa Seydoux and Viggo Mortensen play performance artists with a twist.
Where to Watch: Mubi | When: 9 September
Don’t Worry Darling
In Olivia Wilde’s hotly anticipated film, a picture of marital happiness is shattered, as a wife (Florence Pugh) becomes suspicious of her husband’s (Harry Styles) office job.
Where to Watch: Light Cinema, Vue, Arts Picturehouse | When: 23 September
The Rings of Power
Hot on the heels of House of the Dragon, the year’s second fantasy spin-off – this time taking on The Lord of the Rings – sees Morfydd Clark play an elven warrior battling land and sea.
Where to Watch: Prime Video | When: 2 September
Cinema Cambridge: August
Read our accompanying interview with Anglia Ruskin’s resident documentary creator and film academic, Dr Lisa Lin, here.
It Snows In Benidorm
In this holiday flick produced by Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar, Brit abroad Timothy Spall wades into deep mystery after discovering his Benidorm-residing brother is missing.
Where to Watch: Vue | When: 19 August
High-octane drama ensues in this Charles Officer film, fronted by the multitalented Saul Williams (who worked on its score with Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja), unpicking the scars left by Jamaican gang culture.
Where to Watch: Select cinemas | When: 26 August
With truly chilling performances from Daniel Kaluuya and Steven Yeun, Jordan Peele’s subversive summer movie may be a welcome relief from the heat.
Where to Watch: Light Cinema, Vue When: 12 August
I Hate You
Friday Night Dinner mastermind Robert Popper finds funniness in love-hate relationships for his fresh new sitcom.
Where to Watch: Channel 4
From Bafta-winner Sharon Horgan comes an Irish comedy set in the aftermath of the death of five sisters’ parents, enwrapped in deliciously dark humour. It’s based on a Flemish series called Clan.
Where to Watch: Apple TV+ | When: 19 August
I Came By
Privilege and corruption are uncovered by stealthy graffiti artists in Babak Anvari’s latest film. The glittery cast includes George MacKay, Hugh Bonneville and Kelly Macdonald.
Where to Watch: Select cinemas and Netflix | When: 19 August
Fisherman’s Friends: One and All
Chorusing comrades Jim (James Purefoy), Jago (David Hayman), Leadville (David Johns) and Rowan (Sam Swainsbury) return, following the riotous success of their debut album – and the arrival of a new band member. Based on the heart-warming true story of Cornish shanty singers who were plucked from obscurity and rocketed to fame. Released on 19 August.
Discover: Wim Wenders Retrospective
Go on a whirlwind Wenders tour this month, with all the major cinematic stop-offs that mark the German’s career. Kings of the Road heads to the Picturehouse on 7 August. The American Friend, 14 August, sees Dennis Hopper play Tom Ripley. Dive into danzón with Buena Vista Social Club on 21 August, while a nationwide issue of Paris, Texas lands on 28 August.
Culture Shock: Kids in America
School’s out for summer and Picturehouse is celebrating with an all-American season, starting off with Dazed and Confused on 8 August – a quest to find the ultimate house party. Feel nostalgic with Buffy the Vampire Slayer on 15 August. Clueless struts in on 22 August, followed by But I’m a Cheerleader on 29 August, on the struggles of being a queer high schooler in the 90s.
Cinema Cambridge: July
Read our Cambridge cinema interview with Roger Michell’s longtime friend and collaborator here.
The next major Jane Austen flick lands this summer, with Dakota Johnson taking on Anne Elliot – expect romantic rollercoasters and winning, cringey moments.
Where to Watch: Netflix | When: 15 July
Under the Banner of Heaven
Daisy Edgar-Jones is busy this year, with another leading role in this Jon Krakauer adaptation – unpicking the events that led to a religiously motivated murder.
Where to Watch: Disney+ | When: 27 July
Hit the Road
An intimate look into the lives of one Iranian family on a road trip. This debut from Panah Panahi is an instant hit.
Where to Watch: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse | When: 29 July
Completing Jonas Carpignano’s Calabrian trilogy, a daughter traverses murky mafia territory.
Where to Watch: In selected cinemas | When: 15 July
Where the Crawdads Sing
The marsh girl (Daisy Edgar-Jones) is much misunderstood in this adaptation of the bestselling novel by Delia Owens.
Where to Watch: Light Cinema, Vue | When: 19 July
For more film and cinema highlights over the coming months, keep an eye on our homepage.
Cinema Cambridge: June
Read our accompanying Cambridge cinema interview with writer, producer and PhD student Award Farah here.
Tilda Swinton fans won’t want to miss this majestic, Jury Prize-winning meditation on sleep and memory.
Where to Watch: Digital platforms | When: 20 June
Alicia Vikander leads the cast in this miniseries remake, itself about the remake of French classic Les Vampires.
Where to Watch: Sky or Now | When: 6 June
The director’s first film in nine years, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic is a bold portrayal which climbs to Shakespearean heights. It stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.
Where to Watch: The Light Cinema | When: 24 June
Featuring adored actors Jessie Buckley and Paapa Essiedu, a shape-shifting Rory Kinnear and a terrifying number of apples, Alex Garland’s new horror dissects a woman’s psyche.
Where to Watch: The Light Cinema | When: 3 June
Physical, Season 2
Rose Byrne’s hit 80s housewife drama returns this month to stretch and flex once again, with Sheila Rubin facing new dilemmas and some fresh competition.
Where to Watch: Apple TV+ | When: 3 June
An internationally co-produced study of love, art and womanhood from Mia Hansen-Løve, expect a standout performance from Mia Wasikowska.
Where to Watch: Selected cinemas | When: 3 June
Cinema Cambridge: May
Read our accompanying Local Cambridge Cinema Hero interview with Jonathan Rhodes (Life’s Too Short, Belgravia, The Crown) here.
Conversations with Friends
After the rampant success of Normal People last year, another Sally Rooney adaptation arrives this summer.
Where to Watch: BBC Three and Hulu | When: May, release date TBC
Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts
Roger Michell’s posthumous film picks apart the longest-reigning British monarch’s rule.
Where to Watch: In cinemas and on Amazon Prime | When: 3 June
Everyone’s favourite 80s-set sci-fi returns, as a group of high-schoolers handle the fallout of the previous season’s battle.
Where to Watch: Netflix | When: May 27
Racking up an impressive number of awards, this is a poignant study of the criminalisation of love.
Where to Watch: Mubi | When: May 6
Back to the Source
Cambridge jazz musician Robin Phillips heads out on the road, from Chicago to New Orleans, in this documentary filmed by Domininkas Zalys.
Where to Watch: YouTube, available now
Cinema Cambridge: April
Read our accompanying interview with Cambridge filmmaker Bea Goddard here.
You Are Not My Mother
The mother-daughter bond could not be more warped than in this horror debut from Dubliner Kate Dolan – a spine-crawling chiller, this is sure to rivet fans of the fearful genre.
Where to watch: In selected cinemas and released digitally | When: 8 April
Directed by The Lighthouse’s Robert Eggers, this Björk-starring epic features Alexander Skarsgård as a prince out to avenge his father.
Dive into an alternate reality in this Tetsuro Araki-directed anime film. Mesmerising animation and a stunning soundtrack combine in a gravity-defying Tokyo drama.
Where to watch: Netflix | When: 28 April
The Great Movement
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice, this Bolivian drama uses amateur actors to bring a story of young miners to life.
Where to watch: In selected cinemas | When: 15 April
Anatomy of a Scandal
Michelle Dockery, Sienna Miller and Rupert Friend star in this Sarah Vaughan adaptation, part of a new Netflix anthology series set to unpick some high-profile public uproars.
Where to watch: Netflix | When: 15 April
Ignominious MI5 agents are the subject of this Mick Herron adaptation starring Gary Oldman. Expect muddles, mysteries and dangerously twisty plots. The Slough-set series is rumoured to be partly filmed in Cambridge.
Where to watch: Apple TV+ | When: 4 April
Compartment No. 6
The Grand Prix Prize-winner at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this heartwarming book adaptation follows an unlikely friendship forged between a Finnish expat and a Russian miner on a long (and sometimes fraught) train journey across Europe.
Where to Watch: Saffron Screen | When: 8 April