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  • A Day At The Races
  • A Night At The Opera
  • Animal Crackers
  • Au Revoir Les Enfants
  • Die Marquise Von O... (The Marquise Of O)
  • Duck Soup
  • In The Mouth Of Madness
  • La Maison De La Radio
  • Ladies In Lavender
  • LOCO London Comedy Film Festival: An Introduction To Silent Comedy + Live Musical Accompaniment
  • LOCO London Comedy Film Festival: Local Hero
  • LOCO London Comedy Film Festival: LOCO Comedy Shorts: Showcase Two
  • Love In The Afternoon
  • Monkey Business
  • Once In A Lifetime
  • Rocket To The Moon
  • Rohmer TV Documentaries: Programme 4
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The Queen Of Spades
  • Winstanley

A Day At The Races 3 stars

Classic slice of Marx brothers hilarity.

  • GenreComedy
  • CastHarpo Marx, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx.
  • DirectorSam Wood.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration109 mins
  • Official site
  • Release05/07/2002 (London Riverside studios only)

The Marx Brothers' follow-up to A Night At The Opera recycles the same infectious blend of comedy and music, set in the medical and racing worlds. Dr Hugo Z Hackenbush (Groucho) blags his way to the position of chief of staff at an ailing hospital. There, he attempts to steal the heart - and the large bank balance - of Emily Upjohn (Margaret Dumont). However, he has to contend with the interventions of scheming Dr Leopold X Steinberg (Sig Ruman), who will do anything to dethrone Dr Hackenbush. Love is also in the air for the hospital's beautiful owner, Judy Standish (Maureen O'Sullivan) - opera singer Gil Stewart (Allan Jones) has his heart set on her. She desperately needs money to prop up her hospital - unfortunately, Gil squanders a sizable fortune on a racehorse called Hi Hat, to be ridden at the nearby racetrack by a jockey called Stuffy (Harpo). Needless to say, if the horse comes in, Judy and her hospital may be saved after all...

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Thursday 29th January 2015

A Night At The Opera 4 stars

Groucho, Harpo and Chico help a love sick opera singer woo the lady of his dreams.

  • GenreClassic, Comedy
  • CastGroucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx.
  • DirectorSam Wood.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration91 mins
  • Official site
  • Release05/07/2002 (London Riverside Studios only)

Widely regarded as one of the Marx Brothers' best films (and arguably their last), A Night At The Opera cast the effervescent siblings as anarchic matchmakers in a chaotic romantic comedy of errors. Domineering benefactor Mrs Claypool (Margaret Dumont) wishes to invest money in an American opera company, and throws her considerable weight behind talented yet conceited tenor Rudolpho Lassparri (Walter King). He refuses to sign unless the contract also includes employment for the object of his affection, beautiful singer Rosa Castaldi (Kitty Carlisle). Unfortunately for Rudolpho, Rosa only has eyes for lesser known tenor Ricardo Baroni (Allan Jones). Mrs Claypool's business manager Otis B Driftwood (Groucho) contrives to replace Rudolpho with Ricardo, so the two young lovers can be together. He enlists the help of Allan's loyal pal Tomasso (Chico) and Walter's disgruntled valet Fiorello (Harpo).

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Sunday 25th January 2015
Monday 26th January 2015

Animal Crackers 3 stars

Musical comedy.

  • GenreComedy, Musical
  • CastHarpo Marx, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx.
  • DirectorVictor Heerman.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration97 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 28th January 2015

Au Revoir Les Enfants stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • DirectorLouis Malle.
  • CountryFr/W Ger
  • Duration103 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 27th January 2015

Die Marquise Von O... (The Marquise Of O) 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama, Historical/Period
  • CastEdith Clever, Edda Seippel, Bruno Ganz.
  • DirectorEric Rohmer.
  • WriterEric Rohmer, Heinrich von Kleist.
  • CountryW Ger/Fr
  • Duration102 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 27th January 2015
Thursday 29th January 2015

Duck Soup 4 stars

Under the aegis of his wealthy benefactor Mrs Teasdale, enterprising Rufus T Firefly successfully becomes dictator of the nation of Fredonia, much to the consternation of Ambassador Trintino from the neighbouring state of Sylvania. The ambassador is keen to overthrow Firefly and claim Fredonia as his own, so he despatches two spies Pinky and Chicolino to report back on the dictator and his actions.

  • GenreClassic, Comedy, Drama
  • CastGroucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont.
  • DirectorLeo McCarey.
  • WriterBert Kalmar, Harry Ruby.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration68 mins
  • Official site
  • Release18/06/2004 (London National Film Theatre); 16/01/2015 (selected cinemas)

First released in 1933, Duck Soup is one of the Marx brothers' classic musical comedy capers. Under the aegis of his wealthy benefactor Mrs Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), enterprising Rufus T Firefly (Groucho) successfully becomes dictator of the nation of Fredonia, much to the consternation of Ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern) from the neighbouring state of Sylvania. The ambassador is keen to overthrow Firefly and claim Fredonia as his own, so he dispatches two spies Pinky (Harpo) and Chicolino (Chico) to report back on the dictator and his actions. The political intrigue and skulduggery quickly descends into farce.

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Sunday 25th January 2015
Monday 26th January 2015
Tuesday 27th January 2015
Wednesday 28th January 2015
Thursday 29th January 2015

In The Mouth Of Madness 3 stars

Horror.

  • GenreHorror
  • CastSam Neill, Charlton Heston, Jurgen Prochnow.
  • DirectorJohn Carpenter.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official site

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Sunday 25th January 2015
Thursday 29th January 2015

La Maison De La Radio 3 stars

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Situated in the 16th arrondissement in Paris not far from the Eiffel Tower, La Maison De La Radio is the imposing building designed by Henry Bernard, which houses state broadcasting company Radio France. This fly-on-the-wall documentary spends six months in close proximity to the staff of the station, witnessing the ebb and flow of daily life as they gather news and broadcast it, reacting to major developments around the world.

  • GenreDocumentary, World
  • DirectorNicolas Philibert.
  • WriterNicolas Philibert.
  • CountryFr/Jpn
  • Duration104 mins
  • Official site
  • Release23/01/2015 (selected cinemas)

Situated in the 16th arrondissement in Paris not far from the Eiffel Tower, La Maison De La Radio is the imposing building designed by Henry Bernard, which houses state broadcasting company Radio France. In this fly-on-the-wall documentary, director Nicolas Philibert (Etre Et Avoir) spends six months in close proximity to the staff of the station, witnessing the ebb and flow of daily life as they gather news and broadcast it, reacting to major developments around the world. Eschewing any form of voiceover and focusing solely on the images, La Maison De La Radio is a fascinating portrait of modern broadcast media, seen through the eyes of the people who work tirelessly to fill the airwaves with information, music and laughter.

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Ladies In Lavender 3 stars

Elderly sisters Ursula and Janet Widdington live in a close-knit fishing village in '30s Cornwall. Their routine is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a young man called Andrea, who washes up on shore. The ladies nurse the stranger back to health and they discover he is a Polish violinist, en route to America. Both women grow fond of Andrea's company but jealousies are aroused when he falls under the spell of artist Olga Daniloff.

  • GenreAdaptation, Drama, Romance
  • CastMaggie Smith, Judi Dench, Daniel Bruhl.
  • DirectorCharles Dance.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration104 mins
  • Official site
  • Release12/11/2004

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were right: there is nothing like a dame. Those magnificent doyennes of British stage and screen, Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith, add a golden lustre to Charles Dance's directorial debut, adapted from William J Locke's short story of the same name. Elderly sisters Ursula and Janet Widdington (Dench, Smith) live in a fishing village in mid-'30s Cornwall, far removed from the Sturm und Drang of events unfolding in Europe. The pace of village life is extremely gentle and strangers are never fully welcomed into the close-knit community. The morning after a violent storm, which batters the sisters' quaint cliff-side cottage, Ursula and Janet discover a castaway washed up on the beach. Nursing the young man back to health with the help of their earthy housekeeper, Dorcas (Miriam Margolyes), and the local medic, Dr Mead (David Warner), the ladies learn that the handsome stranger is a Polish violinist called Andrea Marowski (Daniel Bruhl). Determined to overcome the language barrier, Ursula sets about trying to communicate with Andrea by pinning labels to the objects in his bedroom. "We're learning English!" she proudly tells her sister. "He might be," Janet replies dryly, "but you're just putting holes in the furniture." Both women grow fond of Andrea's company, especially Ursula who is profoundly affected by the presence of a dashing young man in the house. Andrea soon becomes a permanent fixture in the sister's lives until Russian artist Olga Danilof (Natascha McElhone), the sister of a world famous violinist, comes to the village. She hears his exquisite musicianship and makes plans to take Andrea with her to London to meet her brother. However, Ursula and Janet are reluctant to lose their houseguest. Ladies In Lavender is a nostalgic and moving snapshot of village life in a bygone era, fuelled by the stellar pairing of the formidable leads. Dench's role is the showier of the two and she beautifully conveys the maelstrom of emotions - love, jealousy, despair - which Andrea brings out in her spinster. Smith assumes a far more imperious air, gifted many of the best one-liners, like when she first meets Olga and snipes, "I know it's unchristian but I dislike that girl intensely!" German rising star Bruhl is appealing and the supporting cast is colourful, not least Margolyes's home help, who has an accent as thick as Cornish clotted cream. Dance directs with skill although he should curb his predilection for slow motion and Locke's short story is too slight to sustain the running time.

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Sunday 25th January 2015
Wednesday 28th January 2015

An Introduction To Silent Comedy + Live Musical Accompaniment 3 stars

Comedy.

  • GenreClassic, Comedy, Family, Family
  • Official site

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Sunday 25th January 2015

Local Hero 3 stars

Comedy drama.

  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • CastPeter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Burt Lancaster, Fulton Mackay, Jenny Seagrove, Peter Capaldi.
  • DirectorBill Forsyth.
  • WriterBill Forsyth.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration111 mins
  • Official site

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Sunday 25th January 2015

LOCO Comedy Shorts: Showcase Two 3 stars

Comedy shorts programme.

  • GenreComedy, Shorts
  • CastVarious.
  • DirectorVarious.
  • WriterVarious.
  • Official site

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Sunday 25th January 2015

Love In The Afternoon 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • CastFrancoise Verley, Bernard Verley, Zouzou.
  • DirectorEric Rohmer.
  • WriterEric Rohmer.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration97 mins
  • Official site

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Sunday 25th January 2015

Monkey Business 3 stars

Comedy.

  • GenreComedy
  • CastThe Marx Brothers, Rockcliffe Fellowes.
  • DirectorNorman Z Mcleod.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration77 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 28th January 2015

Once In A Lifetime 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastNiall Buggy, Kristoffer Tabori, David Suchet.
  • DirectorRobin Midgley.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration105 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 29th January 2015

Rocket To The Moon 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastJohn Malkovich, Connie Booth, Judy Davis.
  • DirectorJohn Jacobs.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration125 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 27th January 2015

Rohmer TV Documentaries: Programme 4 3 stars

Shorts programme.

  • GenreDocumentary, Shorts
  • DirectorEric Rohmer.
  • Duration101 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 28th January 2015

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 4 stars

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Evelyn has recently lost her husband and is coming to terms with solitude in her twilight years. Determined to start anew, she abandons Britain for the balmier climes of Jaipur and a grand retirement home called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. En route, Evelyn meets six other retirees all bound for this luxury development. When the exhausted travellers arrive at their destination, they discover a building in disrepair.

  • GenreAdaptation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • CastJudi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dame Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Ramona Marquez, Liza Tarbuck, Dame Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Lillete Dubey, Tena Desae.
  • DirectorJohn Madden.
  • WriterOl Parker.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration123 mins
  • Official sitewww.thebestexoticmarigoldhotel.co.uk
  • Release24/02/2012

Adapted from Deborah Moggach's novel These Foolish Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a hilarious and touching comedy about growing old disgracefully. Ol Parker's warm and witty script provides the predominantly British cast with moments to shine and tug our heartstrings as love is lost and found beneath a foreign sun.

Director John Madden, who previously helmed the Oscar-winning Shakespeare In Love, captures a different side to life in modern India than the poverty and crime of Slumdog Millionaire. The teeming streets of Rajasthan burst with colour and vitality and composer Thomas Newman adds plenty of spice with his evocative score.

Performances are an embarrassment of riches, from Maggie Smith's racist housekeeper, who surveys a black nurse at her local hospital and sneers, "He can wash all he likes - that colour's not coming out", to Penelope Wilton's well-to-do wife, who constantly belittles her husband, telling him, "When I want your opinion, I'll give it to you." Our opinion of Madden's film is extremely favourable.

Evelyn (Judi Dench) has recently lost her husband and is coming to terms with solitude in her twilight years. Determined to start anew, she abandons Britain for the balmier climes of Jaipur and a grand retirement home called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. En route, Evelyn meets six other retirees all bound for this "luxury development for residents in their golden years": cantankerous wheelchair user Muriel (Smith), who is bypassing the NHS waiting lists to undergo a hip replacement abroad; waspish snob Jean (Wilton) and her long-suffering husband Douglas (Bill Nighy); retired judge Graham (Tom Wilkinson); incorrigible ladies' man Norman (Ronald Pickup); and love-hungry spinster Madge (Celia Imrie).

When the exhausted travellers arrive at their destination, they discover a building in disrepair and an inexperienced manager, Sonny (Dev Patel), struggling to keep the creditors off his back. "I have a dream to outsource old age. And it is not just for the British. There are other countries that hate old age!" he excitedly informs his dubious guests.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a delight, milking laughter and tears as characters reach crossroads in their lives. Like The King's Speech, it's a film with appeal across the generations, tapping into universal fears of being forgotten in old age. Dench is the emotional heart, narrating drolly in voiceover, while Wilkinson delivers a beautifully nuanced performance as a man with heartbreaking ties to India.

Imrie and Pickup are delicious comic relief, the latter asked at one point, "Aren't you scared about having sex at your age?" Without missing a beat, he replies, "If she dies, she dies!" Smith is in imperious form as a xenophobic working-class battle-axe, who shuns Indian food in favour of packets of chocolate biscuits because, "I don't eat anything I can't pronounce." Age hasn't dulled her rapier wit.

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Tuesday 27th January 2015

The Queen Of Spades 3 stars

Army Captain Herman Suvorin yearns to win a fortune at cards so he can realise his grand dreams. He happens upon an old book, which reveals that it's possible to sell your soul to the Devil in exchange for magical powers. Countess Ranevskaya is rumoured to have done just that, in exchange for always holding the right cards during a game. Suvorin is desperate to know her secret so he aligns himself with her young ward Lizavetta.

  • GenreDrama, Horror
  • CastAnton Walbrook, Anthony Dawson, Ronald Howard, Yvonne Mitchell, Edith Evans, Mary Jerrold.
  • DirectorThorold Dickinson.
  • WriterRodney Ackland, Arthur Boys.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official site
  • Release26/12/2009 (selected cinemas)

Army Captain Herman Suvorin (Anton Walbrook) yearns to win a fortune at cards so he can realise his grand dreams. Unfortunately, Lady Luck is not his friend and he frequently loses his stake at the card table. The military man happens upon an old book, which reveals that it's possible to sell your soul to the Devil in exchange for magical powers. Countess Ranevskaya (Edith Evans) is rumoured to have done just that, in exchange for always holding the right cards during a game. Suvorin is desperate to know the secret of her success, so he aligns himself with her young ward Lizavetta (Yvonne Mitchell), hoping to infiltrate the household and endear himself to the mistress.

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Monday 26th January 2015

Winstanley 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastMiles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, David Bramley.
  • DirectorKevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration96 mins
  • Official site

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Monday 26th January 2015
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