MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
MEARI TO MAJO NO HANA
2017, GKIDS, 102 min, Japan, Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s classic The Little Broomstick, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is an action-packed animated adventure full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find her place in the world. While living in the country with her great-aunt, Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the exotic Fly-by-Night flower. Together the flower and broomstick whisk Mary far away to Endor College – a school of magic where some terrible things are happening.


HOT FUZZ
2007, Focus Features, 121 min, UK / France / USA, Dir: Edgar Wright

In the action-packed comedy from the makers of the hit SHAUN OF THE DEAD, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer - he’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a seemingly crime-free village where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing. There he is partnered with overeager officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), whose dreams of exciting gunfights and high-octane car chases become reality after some grisly incidents rock the village. With Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton and Edward Woodward.


RICHARD III
1995, Park Circus, 104 min, UK, Dir: Richard Loncraine

Shakespeare’s most villainous monarch is right at home in pre-WWII England in this boldly reimagined tale of Richard III’s murderous rise to power. Ian McKellen brings his acclaimed Royal National Theatre performance to the big screen, with stellar support from Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Broadbent and Maggie Smith. Some of Britain’s most iconic buildings are inventively repurposed here; the film’s audacious visual style earned Oscar nominations for art direction and costume design.


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