Videodrome18

Directed by David Cronenberg | Canada | 1983 | 1h 29m | Starring James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

The president of a trashy TV channel is desperate to attract viewers and stumbles across “Videodrome” – a hyper-violent precursor to reality TV. As he unearths the origins of the programme, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochism, and bodily transformation. David Cronenberg’s dark satire on consumerism now appears incredibly prophetic in its depiction of the intersection of sex, violence, technology and media.

Reviews

‘Its dense mysteries remain more tantalizing than distancing: No other director integrates the creepy with the cerebral quite like Cronenberg.’
★★★★
Scott Tobias, The AV Club

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Today (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Residents of a rural village outside Tokyo oppose the development of a nearby luxury "glamping" site in this captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car).

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd April)

18:15

Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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20:30

Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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