CINEVANGELIST

Great Films You (Probably) Don't Know

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A handpicked selection of underappreciated films...

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Box office opens at 7pm, film starts at 8pm

PAST SCREENINGS - JANUARY-APRIL 2014


  12 JANUARY 2014 - TiMER


If you could be told exactly when you'd meet the love of your life, would it make relationships easier...Or harder?

Romantic comedy


  26 JANUARY 2014 - Assassination of a High School President


A young amateur sleuth unravels a school conspiracy in this hilariously droll noir thriller

Animation  |  You may like it if you liked... Brick


  9 FEBRUARY 2014 - The Last Supper


If you could go back in time and kill Hitler as a young man, would you? What if someone told you that your dinner guest would be the next Hitler?

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Heathers


  23 FEBRUARY 2014 - World's Greatest Dad


When his abominable son suffers an unspeakable accident, a single father finds himself with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...And a moral quagmire

Black comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Bad Santa


  9 MARCH 2014 - Sound of my Voice


A pair of aspiring investigative journalists decide to investigate a burgeoning cult, blissfully unaware of how deep this particular rabbit hole may go

Drama Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Martha Marcy May Marlene


  23 MARCH 2014 - Poolhall Junkies


Effortlessly cool pool sharks and high-stakes games - The perfect iteration of the classic underdog sports movie

Sports comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Color of Money


  6 APRIL 2014 - Idiocracy


If you think this world seems to be getting stupider by the day, just imagine what the future might look like….

Comedy satire  |  You may like it if you liked... Anchorman 2


  20 APRIL 2014 - My Life Without Me


A surprisingly light and life-affirming drama which looks at how you might approach your life if you discovered that you didn’t have long left to live

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... My Sister's Keeper


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PAST SCREENINGS - MAY-AUGUST 2014


  4 MAY 2014 - Dom Hemingway


A British movie star gives a scenery-chewing performance well against type in this scabrous, hilariously profane gangster film

Crime Comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Withnail & I


  18 MAY 2014 - A Perfect Getaway


This tense whodunnit on an Edenic island focuses on three seemingly innocent couples, one of whom may be murderers on the run

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Murder on the Orient Express


  1 JUNE 2014 - Roger Dodger


A teenager turns to his smooth-talking sleazeball uncle for help losing his virginity in an acerbic comedy about the battle between the sexes

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... In the Company of Men


  15 JUNE 2014 - Waitress


An affecting small-town US romance that tempers its light-heartedness with a darker, weightier edge

Romantic comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Silver Linings Playbook


  29 JUNE 2014 - Thank You For Smoking


Some people will buy anything if it's sold convincingly enough - This dry, sharp-edged comedy is a paean to the power of rhetoric over science

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Wolf of Wall Street


  13 JULY 2014 - Big Fan


This powerful character drama asks how you'd react if you met the idol whom you built your life around, only to find that they didn't live up to your expectations.

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Taxi Driver


  27 JULY 2014 - The Guard


A profane and unpolitically correct Irish policeman finds himself partnered with a staight-laced, Black FBI agent in this memorably unique cop comedy

Comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... In Bruges


  10 AUGUST 2014 - Trucker


A character portrait of a tough, independent woman making it in a man's industry…And what happens when that life is upended by unexpected circumstances

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Thelma and Louise


  24 AUGUST 2014 - Safety Not Guaranteed


Everyone has moments in their history that they wish they could revist - This quirky yet touching movie is about revisiting the past, both figuratively and literally.

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... About Time


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PAST SCREENINGS - SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2014


  7 SEPTEMBER 2014 - Smashed


This unflinching character study examines a relationship founded on alcoholism, and what happens when one half of the couple tries to turn her life around

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Half Nelson


  21 SEPTEMBER 2014 - The Fall


A surreal, fantastical and messy fairy tale with lush, unforgettable visuals - Either a sumptuous fable or a gorgeous diaster…You decide.

Fantasy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Never-Ending Story, Alice in Wonderland


  5 OCTOBER 2014 - Observe and Report


For some people, even a little power is too much. Like the deluded mall security chief who considers himself the hero of a romantic quest in this pitch-black comedy

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Taxi Driver


  19 OCTOBER 2014 - The Perfect Host


A criminal on the run hides out at a suburban home, only to discover that the owner may not be at all what he appears in this unpredictable thriller

Black comedy thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Lucky Number Slevin


  2 NOVEMBER 2014 - Short Term 12


An unvarnished look at a care facility for troubled youngsters, and the equally troubled staff trying to make it a safe place for them

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Girl, Interrupted


  16 NOVEMBER 2014 - Fido


A witty 50's twist on the zombie movie featuring a well-known British comedian in an unrecognisable starring role

Horror comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Shaun of the Dead


  30 NOVEMBER 2014 - The Ice Harvest


A lowlife lawyer discovers that if you're going to swindle a gangster, you best have a clear escape plan in this darkly comedic crime thriller

Crime comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Fargo



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  7 DECEMBER 2014 (Film #1) - The Savages


Two siblings face the weight of responsibility as they come together to address the dementia rapidly claiming their father

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Little Miss Sunshine


  7 DECEMBER 2014 (Film #2) - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead


Two siblings driven by desperation make a grim choice that drags in their father when events spiral tragically out of hand

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... We Own the Night


  14 DECEMBER 2014- Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself


Two Scottish brothers, one a sunny optimist, the other suicidally depressed. A chance encounter with a girl changes both their lives.

Romantic dramedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Lars and the Real Girl


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PAST SCREENINGS - JANUARY-APRIL 2015


  11 JANUARY 2015 - The One I Love


A couple having a rough patch are sent on a retreat to reinvigorate their relationship, but what they find there doesn't have quite the results they imagined

Romantic dramedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Groundhog Day


  25 JANUARY 2015 - The Illusionist


A down-on-his-luck magician finds the one girl in the world still fascinated by magic in this charming animated film, which was based on a live-action script

Animation  |  You may like it if you liked... Wall-E


  8 FEBRUARY 2015 - Robot and Frank


A witty yet moving study of obsolence in which an ageing cat burglar is unexpectedly given a new lease of life by his unwanted home help

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Up


  22 FEBRUARY 2015 - The Spectacular Now


An exceptionally honest and painfully authentic look at young love focusing on a charismatic teenager accustomed to always coasting through life

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  8 MARCH 2015 - Rescue Dawn


Hope and brotherhood are explored in this harrowing tale of an eccentric pilot whose first mission in the early days of the Vietnam war doesn't go as expected

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... The Grey


  22 MARCH 2015 - 10 Years


A school reunion reveals successes, failures, unrequited loves and amends to be made in this charming, meandering dramedy, filled with up-and-coming stars

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Five Year Engagement


  5 APRIL 2015 - Another Earth


A low-key look at how we deal with both with loss and the consequences of our actions, this compelling drama asks whether we can truly undo our mistakes

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Blue Valentine


  19 APRIL 2015 - Interview


A veteran political reporter and a seemingly vacuous soap star provide the recipe for a disastrous interview in this crackling, intimate two-person drama

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Carnage


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PAST SCREENINGS - MAY-AUGUST 2015


  3 MAY 2015 - Coherence


An overhead comet disrupts a genial dinner party in bizarrely unexpected ways in this nerve-jangling, mind-bending masterclass in low-budget film-making

Sci-fi thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Inception


  17 MAY 2015 - The Disappearance of Alice Creed


A perfectly planned and executed plot to kidnap a rich man's daughter for ransom begins unravelling as various secrets unfold in this riveting, explicit crime drama

Crime thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Reservoir Dogs


  31 MAY 2015 - My Summer of Love


When two teenage girls from opposite sides of the class divide have a chance encounter, their worlds collide with both emotional and sexual intensity

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Graduate


  14 JUNE 2015 - It's a Disaster


A woman introduces her new partner to her friends at a social event that starts off slightly awkward before becoming downright catastrophic in this lively farce

Comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Forgetting Sarah Marshall


  28 JUNE 2015 - Mean Creek


A bullied schoolboy is encouraged to take revenge on his tormentor, but his plans for justice are complicated when he starts spending time with his oppressor

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Stand By Me


  12 JULY 2015 - Bernie


A bizarre true story about the unlikely friendship between the nicest man in the community and the most hateful woman…And the equally unlikely outcome

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Informant!


  26 JULY 2015 - Find Me Guilty


A true courtroom drama about a hugely important landmark case against the mafia, and the one man who nearly made a mockery of the entire thing

Courtroom drama  |  You may like it if you liked... My Cousin Vinny


  9 AUGUST 2015 - Obvious Child


A young comedienne uses her life as a goldmine for comic material, until a series of unexpected events forces her to start taking things more seriously

Romantic comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Juno


  23 AUGUST 2015 - Margin Call


This semi-fictional tale of how the credit crunch began examines both the difficult choices and unforgivable hubris of those who tanked the world economy

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Michael Clayton


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PAST SCREENINGS - SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2015


  6 SEPTEMBER 2015 - Cheap Thrills


Crippled by the economic downturn, two old school friends discover just how far each will go for a little financial relief in this shocking, blackly-comic thriller

Psychological thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Fight Club


  20 SEPTEMBER 2015 - Stories We Tell


An actress interviews her family to build a picture of the mother she barely knew, but her documentary soon becomes about memory, truth…And the documentary form itself

Documentary  |  You may like it if you liked... Exit Through the Gift Shop


  4 OCTOBER 2015 - Grabbers


During temporary assignment on an isolated island, a policewoman finds herself facing an otherwordly incursion with only an alcoholic partner for backup

Sci-fi comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Attack the Block


  18 OCTOBER 2015 - Blue Ruin


A man feels compelled to take revenge for a past injustice, only to discover he is woefully ill-suited to the task in this quiet, suspenseful thriller

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Memento


  1 NOVEMBER 2015 - What We Do in the Shadows


A droll look behind the scenes at the daily lives of one of our most enduring and legendary monsters lays bare their egos, their secrets...and their unusual issues

Mockumentary  |  You may like it if you liked... This is Spinal Tap


  15 NOVEMBER 2015 - Death of a Superhero


An outcast teenager struggles to come to terms with his own mortality, battling suicidal tendencies and escaping into fantasies of comic-book invincibility

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Fault in Our Stars


  29 NOVEMBER 2015 - The Skeleton Twins


A brother and sister reunite after years of silence to discover that their bond may be the key to dealing with lives that haven't turned out the way they wanted

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Sideways


  13 DECEMBER 2015 - Take Shelter


Experiencing apocalyptic visions, a blue-collar worker fears either an imminent global disaster…Or that he is experiencing the same mental illness as his mother

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Taxi Driver


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LISTINGS - JANUARY-APRIL 2016


  10 JANUARY - Monsters


A cynical journalist reluctantly takes a job babysitting his boss' daughter on a trip home through some very dangerous territory

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Super 8


  24 JANUARY - Stretch


A failed actor turned limo driver hopes one wild, unpredictable night plumbing the depths of drug-fuelled depravity in LA will pay off his gambling debts

Action comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... The Hangover


  7 FEBRUARY - Mysterious Skin


Two teenagers are haunted by memories of one summer in their youth in this tragic, explicit and unflinching tale about the long-term impact of child sexual abuse

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Boy's Don't Cry


  21 FEBRUARY - Love is Strange


A gay couple find that, far from being a happy ending, their marriage after years together only signals the start of bigger problems

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Still Alice


  6 MARCH - Results


A freshly-minted millionaire decides he wants to get in shape, but when he falls for his personal trainer he ends up complicating an existing situation at her gym

Romantic comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Silver Linings Playbook


  20 MARCH - Shadow Dancer


In 90's Belfast, an IRA member is forced to live with the consequence of a hard choice between her family and her ideology in this slow-burning thriller

Drama thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... The Departed


  3 APRIL - The Joneses


Some families seem to have a life so perfect you just wish you could just buy what they have. Well, perhaps you can…

Dramedy  |  You may like it if you liked... The Truman Show


  17 APRIL - The Company Men


This exploration of the importance we place on our jobs looks at three men following a corporate restructure: One of the bosses, and two who are laid off

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Pursuit of Happyness


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LISTINGS - MAY-AUGUST 2016


  1 MAY - Duplicity


Two ex-secret agents with a romantic past find themselves going head to head in the high-stakes world of corporate espionage in this deliciously twisty thriller

Comedy thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Ocean's Eleven


  15 MAY - Animal Kingdom


The strength of blood ties are put to the test in this gritty crime drama, based on the true story on one of Australia's most notorious crime families

Crime drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Goodfellas


  29 MAY - Wild Bill


A former gang enforcer returns to his abandoned sons after a prison stretch, trying to keep his past in the past as he attempts to finally go straight

Crime drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels


  12 JUNE - Dope


A studious teenager surviving in a rough neighbourhood is plunged into a series of misadventures after acccepting a random invitation to an underground party

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Superbad


  26 JUNE - Locke


A construction foreman attempts to deal with the fallout from a single uncharacteristic yet critical mistake over the course of one lonely car journey

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Sideways


  24 JULY - Somers Town


A young northern runaway befriends a shy Polish teenager in London, leading to a series of light-hearted misadventures fuelled by a desire for cash and romance

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Clerks


  7 AUGUST - Calvary


Told he will be murdered by a parishioner, a good-hearted priest has seven days to do what he can for the members of his church before facing his fate

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Vera Drake


  21 AUGUST - The Overnight


A pair of young parents new in town are delighted to be asked on a playdate by a friendly bohemian couple, only to find the drink flowing & their inhibitions falling

Comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Bad Neighbours


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LISTINGS - SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER 2016


  4 SEPTEMBER - Spring


Reeling from tragedy, a young American makes an impulsive trip to Italy and begins a romance with a local girl who is as mysterious as she is beguiling

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Let The Right One In


  2 OCTOBER - Nine Lives


Nine shots. Nine women. Nine snapshots of individual moments in time that sketch out characters, relationships and histories.

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Rachel Getting Married


  16 OCTOBER - Top Five


A comedian-turned-movie star re-evaluates their life after deciding they want to move away from the broad comedies that brought them fame

Dramedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Funny People


  30 OCTOBER - It Follows


Following a seemingly harmless sexual encounter, a teenager becomes increasingly anxious, convinced that someone...or something…is after her

Horror  |  You may like it if you liked... Insidious


  13 NOVEMBER - Fort Bliss


An army medic returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan finds herself struggling to readjust to home life, including salvaging her relationship with her young son

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Brothers


  27 NOVEMBER - Space Station 76


Remember what we thought the future would look like back in the seventies? Soap opera antics abound on a lonely space station in this gloriously absurd comedy

Sci-fi comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Zoolander


  11 DECEMBER - The Square


A building foreman is having an affair with a beautiful neighbour, but when she discovers a big score by her criminal boyfriend, it could spell escape…Or doom...

Crime thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Shallow Grave


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LISTINGS - JANUARY-APRIL 2017


  8 JANUARY - The Lobster


A recently dumped middle-aged man is sent to a hotel and given 45 days to find a partner or face the consequences, in this surreal yet biting Kafka-esque satire

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Double


  22 JANUARY - Joe


An intense rural American drama looks at an ex-con whose control over his violent side is threatened when he inadvertently becomes a role model for a young drifter

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Sling Blade


  5 FEBRUARY - Your Sister's Sister


A man suffering mild depression is sent to an island retreat by his best friend, but discovers her sister recovering from a breakup there in this heartfelt comedy

Romantic comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Crazy Stupid Love


  19 FEBRUARY - Grandma


Determined to help her young granddaughter get an abortion, an ageing poet finds herself confronting old mistakes on a daylong quest for cash

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Grumpy Old Men


  5 MARCH - The Diary of a Teenage Girl


The 15-year-old daughter of an irresponsible single mother experiences a sexual awakening in 70's San Francisco in this explicit yet thoughtful coming-of-age tale

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Ghost World


  19 MARCH - The Secret of Kells


A young boy in a medieval Irish monastery finds his fascination with illuminated manuscripts may signal his destiny in this magical, visually inventive animation

Animated drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Brave


  2 APRIL - The Believer


Based on a real individual, this brutally violent tale follows a virulent anti-semite whose hatred stems from a unique and unusual place

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... American History X


  16 APRIL - Sleeping with Other People


Years after losing their virginity to one another, two New Yorkers have a chance encounter at a sex addicts workshop & decide to attempt a platonic friendship

Romantic comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... When Harry Met Sally


  30 APRIL - Hell or High Water


In recession-hit rural Texas, two very different brothers on a bank-robbing spree baffle the local Rangers by only stealing small amounts from their targets

Crime thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... No Country For Old Men


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LISTINGS - MAY-AUGUST 2017


  14 MAY - Premium Rush


A skilled and daring New York bike messenger discovers that his last delivery of the day is somewhat more than he bargained for in this high-octane thrill ride

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Fast and the Furious


  28 MAY - Europa Report


The crew of an ambitious deep-space mission are forced to press on with their scientific research after losing one of their own in this tense yet refreshingly grounded thriller

Science fiction  |  You may like it if you liked... Sunshine


  11 JUNE - Don't Think Twice


Tensions are laid bare within a close-knit improv group when their show is visited by scouts for a renowned national TV sketch comedy show looking for new cast

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Empire Records


  25 JUNE - All is Lost


On a solo yachting trip across the Indian Ocean, a sailor awakes to find disaster has struck and he is left to fight for survival entirely on his own

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Everest


  9 JULY - The Kings of Summer


Three teenagers rebel against their parents one summer by escaping to the nearby forest and choosing to pursue an independent life of self-sufficiency in this offbeat dramedy

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Goonies


  23 JULY - Love & Mercy


The true story of an acclaimed yet deeply troubled musician, told from two separate points in his life, examines the tortured genius behind the pop hits

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... A Beautiful Mind


  6 AUGUST - Tape


A drug-dealing deadbeat reunites with his more successful high school friend in a motel, but a decade-old incident comes bubbling back up in this intense chamber drama from the earliest days of filming digitally

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Phone Booth


  20 AUGUST - Louder Than Bombs


Three years after her death, a retrospective into the life of a famed photographer forces her widower and two sons to revist their memories of her in this incredibly unique film

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


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LISTINGS - SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER 2017


  4 SEPTEMBER - Boy


A young boy living with his younger brother & cousins dreams of the absent father he idolises, but things don't go so smoothly when he finally returns

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Son of Rambow


  17 SEPTEMBER - Appaloosa


A pair of freelance lawmen are hired to bring an arrogant local rancher to justice, but a lady newly-arrived in town threatens to complicate matters in this pensive modern Western

Western  |  You may like it if you liked... Jane Got a Gun


  1 OCTOBER - The Immigrant


In the 1920s, two Polish sisters journey to America in search of a better life, but complications on their arrival lead to a much darker path in this harrowing drama

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Les Miserables


  15 OCTOBER - Morris From America


Stuck in a predominantly white city in Germany, a black American teenager struggles to establish himself while awkwardly navigating his first ever crush

Dramedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Paper Towns


  29 OCTOBER - The Final Girls


The teen daughter of a former scream-queen actress is forced into a memorial screening of her most famous film in this delightfully silly riff on 80's slasher flicks

Horror comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Galaxy Quest


  12 NOVEMBER - Mississippi Grind


A struggling poker player drowning in debt finds a chance encounter with a young man seems to change his luck for the better, leading to a high-stakes road trip

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Colour of Money


  26 NOVEMBER - The Gift


Upon moving to California, a well-to-do couple run into one of the husband's old schoolmates, only to find his friendly overtures quickly becoming unnerving

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Fatal Attraction


  10 DECEMBER - Hector


Embarking on his annual journey from Scotland to a refuge in London for Christmas, a homeless man attempts to reconnect with his past while he still has time

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Into The Wild


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