The Shining15

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | USA | 1980 | 2h 24m | Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But all work and no play leads to a psychological disturbance in which Jack becomes haunted by the hotel’s disturbing past and begins to terrorise his family. Stanley Kubrick creates a deeply ominous atmosphere thanks to nightmarish visuals and committed performances from the cast in this undeniably disturbing horror masterpiece.

Reviews

‘Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions …and also makes you jump.’
★★★★★
Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine

‘The unhurried pace, extended dialogue scenes and those sudden, sinister inter-titles contribute to the insidious unease. Nicholson’s performance as the abusive father who is tipped over the edge is a thrillingly scabrous, black-comic turn…Deeply scary and strange.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Tomorrow (Thursday 1st December)

12:30

Living 12A
Baby Club
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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16:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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18:15

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

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20:45

Living 12A
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Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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