The Oscars are almost upon us, and somehow they seem to offer the ultimate award in the pantheon of awards. Whether or not you agree with the Academy’s choices the best thing to do is to see those films for yourself and then to decide whether to throw your slippers at the telly or raise a glass and nod in agreement with their choices.
No6 offers the chance to see the best films around: films from most categories will have been, or will be shown here at your favourite indie cinema. Free Solo (28.2) Vice (9.3) Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15.3) Mary Queen of Scots (16.3) Green Book (21.3) Capernaum (28.3) If Beale Street Could Talk (29.3) Bohemian Rhapsody Sing Along (20.4) At Eternity’s Gate (25.4) are all nominees in one or a number of categories and are still to come, this is a great time of year for cinema.
This Thursday is Valentine’s Day and is also matinee day. Our afternoon film at 4.15pm is Mary Poppins Returns and is an HoH film with subtitles for the hard of hearing. It’s the perfect film for a February afternoon, it’s escapist and uplifting. Don’t forget we’ll have free tea/coffee and biscuits for our matinee customers.
For lovers or singletons who just appreciate a great film, Thursday night’s film is La La Land. It is an old school musical, a most up to date love story but with an ancient theme - the tension between love and ambition. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco, nibbles and a little light music in the bar before the screening. It almost won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2017….
Friday’s film is a Turkish delight, The Wild Pear Tree is an insight into modern Turkey told through the story of a pompous young peasant.
Keira Knightley and Dominic West star in Saturday night’s film Colette….. a racy writer wronged.