In a small American town, Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) is in a loveless marriage with diner manager Shane (Emile Hirsch). Lulu heads to a hotel where a mysterious silent performer named Beverly Luff Linn is starring in a show. Lulu and Luff Linn have an unresolved romantic history but Lulu’s hopes of reuniting with Luff Linn are challenged when a naive gunman named Colin (Jermaine Clement) falls in love with her.
Anyone familiar with British director Jim Hosking's previous film, The Greasy Strangler, will be aware of his taste for the grotesque extremes of American perversity. Pitching his comedy at the outer edges of weirdness is sure to divide audiences, but disciples of John Waters (for example) are sure to appreciate the heightened absurdity of Hosking's macabre mirth-making.
Comedy 2000 97 mins Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Daniel Craig impresses in a tough but sensitive portrait of a man living with schizophrenia
Under the Tree
Comedy 2017 89 mins Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
A neighbourly dispute over an obtrusive tree spirals violently out of control, in this cutting Icelandic comedy from the producers of Rams.
Talk About Jacqueline
Comedy 1942 70 mins Director: Harold French
Jacqueline journeys to the French Riviera to escape her controversial past and find an eligible bachelor in this comedy-drama lead by the wonderful Carla Lehmann.
Oh, Mr. Porter!
Comedy 1937 84 mins Director: Marcel Varnel
A bumbling railway worker played by Will Hay is appointed as stationmaster in the isolated, and apparently haunted, Northern Irish town of Buggleskelly.
Drama 2016 88 mins Director: John Carroll Lynch
Harry Dean Stanton gives the performance of a lifetime as an irascible nonagenarian maverick in a New Mexican town, grappling with his mortality.
The Marvellous Mabel Normand: The Leading Lady of Film Comedy
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Discover early Hollywood's irrepressible comic pioneer, showcased in this delightful package of short films in which she appears alongside fellow greats Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and Oliver Hardy.
Backed by BFI
Period drama 2016 89 mins Director: William Oldroyd
Florence Pugh shines in this exceptional British debut of a young wife's need for freedom, whatever the cost.
God's Own Country
Drama 2017 105 mins Director: Francis Lee
A troubled young sheep farmer falls for a hired hand in this stunning debut from Francis Lee.
Lean on Pete
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The ravishing fourth feature from Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Weekend) sees a boy and a horse embark on a Huckleberry Finn-esque journey across America in search of home.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2018 89 mins Director: Nick Park
In Aardman’s latest animated adventure, Caveman Dug and his pet hog, Hognog, must unite their tribe if they're are to survive the threat of pompous tyrant Lord Nooth.
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You Were Never Really Here
Thriller 2017 90 mins Director: Lynne Ramsay
Lynne Ramsay journeys with Joaquin Phoenix into the mind of an ex-soldier gun-for-hire whose own demons are as brutal as the actions of his adversaries.
Featuring Emile Hirsch
Comedy 2015 84 mins Director: Craig Roberts
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Directed by Jim Hosking
The Greasy Strangler
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A father-son love triangle unleashes the unstoppable urges of the Greasy Strangler, in this gloriously deranged hybrid of gross-out comedy and gonzo horror.
A Simple Favour
Thriller 2018 117 mins Director: Paul Feig
Paul Feig's postmodern noir, with Anna Kendrick as a blogger investigating the disappearance of her best friend (Blake Lively).
Horror 2017 85 mins Director: Matthew Holness
"Can you spy him deep within? Little Possum. Black as sin." The reliably deranged Sean Harris is plagued by an evil puppet in this dark, brooding fable from Matthew Holness.
Drama 2017 105 mins Director: Crystal Moselle
A timid Long Island skater-girl befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew.
Monsters and Men
Drama 2018 96 mins Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Unravelling the aftermath of a police killing of a black man - and how it affects the lives of three separate individuals. With John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman).
Drama 2008 25 mins Director: Ian Clark
A girl in love, a pop star in peril and a gang on the run - watch it play out!
Drama 1982 73 mins Director: Stephen Frears
Ian McKellen stars in Stephen Frears' TV play as Walter, a man with learning difficulties who's put in an institution after the death of his mother.