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Quentin Tarantino

30 March

“I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t” Our In Focus series examines some of cinema’s most beloved directors, highlighting some of the ingredients that make up their signature style, as well as showcase our top-picks of their best…

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Weekly Watch List

Sharing Is Caring

25 March

We’ll be sharing cinema together again soon, but until then, Palace Cinemas wants to share some of our film favourites with our Weekly Watch List.  Here’s to sharing and staying safe.   THE LONG GOODBYE  (1973) | Robert Altman Robert Altman’s adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel The Long Goodbye is a timeless deconstruction of Film…

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25 March

“An experience that is always more than the sum of its individual viewers” Most of us have fond memories of our first cinema experience, or at least vivid memories where we laughed, cried, gasped, fell in love, met our idols and set out on adventures across land, space and time. During its one-hundred-year history, cinema…

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Ethan Hawke teases fourth ‘Before’ Film

24 March

As Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater’s 1995 romance drama Before Sunrise approaches its 25th anniversary, our minds swoon as we were teased this week with the possibility of a fourth film in the much-loved Before series. During an interview, Ethan Hawke suggested that if it were to happen, a fourth Before film would…

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In the (Art)House

Corpus Christi

23 March

In the (Art)House showcases our most anticipated arthouse films, coming soon to Palace Cinemas. ★★★★ “Powerful… flawless storytelling, effortlessly played.” Kevin Maher, THE TIMES Corpus Christi, directed by Jan Komasa, is a Polish film that follows (piercingly blue-eyed) Daniel as he is released from his sentence in juvenile detention. Recently experiencing a spiritual transformation by finding…

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A Fond Re-Imagining

6 February

EMMA.– Releasing February 13 The final novel published by Jane Austen before her death, “Emma” tells the story of a handsome, clever and rich young woman in Highbury content to swan in lavish luxury, paying no mind to finding a husband in which to marry and further add to the legacy of her family –…

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The Lighthouse

A tempestuous, darkly-comedic psychodrama

3 February

THE LIGHTHOUSE, releasing February 6. With the sound of a blaring foghorn, The Lighthouse introduces its namesake setting from afar; a distant yet foreboding beacon of light in a monochromatic world. In the 1890s on a tiny island off the coast of New England, a veteran lighthouse keeper and his novice assistant, a ‘wickie’, arrive…

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#MeToo in an Unlikely Context

12 January

BOMBSHELL, Releasing January 13.  The three women depicted on Bombshell’s poster appear together onscreen only once, sharing an elevator to ‘Level 2’, the foreboding codename of mercurial Fox News founder and CEO Roger Ailes’ office in New York City’s News Corp. building. They are veteran news anchor Megyn Kelly (played with a stunning likeness by…

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A Technical Masterpiece

6 January

1917, releasing January 9th Academy Award-Winning Director Sam Mendes returns with what can only be described as a cinematic masterpiece, a film that delivers incredible visual spectacle yet distils intimate emotional resonance within a timeless story of the ferocity of war and sanctity of life. Penned as a dedication to Mendes’ Grandfather, 1917 follows two…

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Sorry We Missed You

A Dire look at the Gig Economy

24 December

Sorry We Missed You, releasing December 26th At this point in two-time Palme d’Or winner Director Ken Loach’s 55-year-long career, his penchant for social realism is a precisely-tuned instrument, both devastating in conception and incisive in execution. A micro-budget master, Loach uses his limited resources judiciously, instilling his films with a subdued tone that conveys…

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Pain and Glory

Almodóvar’s Masterpiece

7 November

Pain and Glory, releasing November 7th In 1982 and at the age of just twenty-two, Antonio Banderas made his onscreen debut in Pedro Almodóvar’s Labyrinth of Passion. Over the next seven years Banderas would appear in four more Almodóvar films, usually in starring roles and to modest critical acclaim. However, after denying a part in…

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Old Genre, New Tricks

4 July

In Palace Cinemas July 11 (Advance Screenings July 8!) The Teen Film genre refers to a long and vibrant history of films: Mean Girls, Dazed and Confused, Clueless, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Heathers, Superbad… the list goes on. We are all familiar with the tropes – the catty cliques that pit young girls against each…

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