BY Carol Godsmark
Adam Sandler gives a terrific, career-best performance in Uncut Gems as a crooked Manhattan jeweller with a perilous gambling habit in this rollicking, high-energy thriller. Will the blood diamond he obtains be his downfall or can his fast-talking get him out of deep, deep trouble?
More geezer-gangstery, but Brit-style, is what you take away from Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, the characters patently not gents, with a star turn by Hugh Grant who plays a hacker-snoop turned screenwriter who reckons he has the goods on a drug baron, Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), and attempts blackmail for cash to produce a film. Expect fun and bad language.
And if you can’t do without more skulduggery, you’ll relish Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in the stylish The Good Liar but just who is lying to who in this drama of past secrets?
Terrence Malik’s latest film, A Hidden Life, an exquisitely emotional and thorough account of an individual resisting state fascism during WW2, and is based on the true story of Franz who refused to fight for the Nazis.
France’s delicious La Belle Époque, stars Daniel Auteuil in his element as a cartoonist who is given a chance to relive his past life to save his marriage to the delectable Fanny Ardant, a handsomely crafted must-see.
Multiple prize-winning For Sama is one of the most profoundly intimate depictions of the Syrian conflict ever put to film. Director and mother of Sama, Waad al-Kateab’s story is not only a memorial to all that she’s sacrificed as a mother, but a rebellion against those who have made her suffer. Despite this, there is laughter, a buoyancy, a defiance shown by those who have endured living in Aleppo for five years.
Performance Event this week is the irrepressible Kinky Boots – The Musical. From the Adelphi Theatre on February 2 and from the creator of La Cage aux Folles.
Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7XY All cinema seats are reservable on our plush red seats. Bar. Box office: 01243 786650. www.chichestercinema.org for online bookings. The cinema, now in its 41st year, is the only independent cinema in the city and is home to the largest film festival on the South Coast,
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Fri 7 Feb
12:30 The Good Liar (15) 109m
15:00 Uncut Gems (15) 135m
17:45 A Hidden Life (12A) 174m
21:00 The Gentlemen (18) 113m
Sat 8 Feb
12:30 A Hidden Life
15:45 The Good Liar
18:00 La Belle Époque (15) 113m
20:30 Kinky Boots - The Musical (15) 133m
Sun 9 Feb
12:30 The Good Liar
14:45 Uncut Gems
17:30 The Gentlemen
19:45 A Hidden Life
Mon 10 Feb
12:15 A Hidden Life (Subs for HoH)
15:30 The Good Liar
18:00 Uncut Gems
20:45 For Sama (18) 100m
Tue 11 Feb
12:45 The Good Liar
15:00 A Hidden Life
18:15 Uncut Gems
21:00 The Gentlemen
Wed 12 Feb
11:30 A Hidden Life
14:45 La Belle Époque
17:00 The Gentlemen
Thu 13 Feb
13:00 For Sama
15:15 La Belle Époque
17:45 The Good Liar
20:00 A Hidden Life
Chichester Cinema is an independent cinema that shows over 450 films at 1500 screenings at its home in New Park.
§ The cinema seats 120 in the main auditorium, 40 in the Studio, it has a bar and a car park
§ Programming includes the best of contemporary and classic cinema from Britain, Europe and America, as well as award-winning international films, retrospectives, education events and film seasons
§ Chichester Cinema is home to the 21-day Chichester Film Festival. The 29th will be held in August, 2020 and the largest on the South Coast, will showcase previews and premieres, with over 130 feature films, Q&As with visiting directors and talks supporting the programming
§ The Cinema’s equipment includes modern digital, 35mm projector, DTS, Dolby® Digital, plus the facilities to screen outside events plus a number of other formats including VHS, S-VHS, Digi-Beta, Blu-Ray and DVD.
§ Contact Carol Godsmark – Press and Marketing – for interviews with award-winning artistic director Roger Gibson, pictures and information. 01243 538810 email@example.com – all seats reservable. Bar, parking.
Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7XY Box Office Tel: 01243 786650