Phoenix

Cinemas , Independent London
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Venue name: Phoenix
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Address: 4
Midland Street
Leicester
LE1 1TG
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  • After Planes, Trains and Automobiles, writer/producer John Hughes turns once more to the nightmare of travel, this time from a child's perspective. Set to spend Christmas in Paris with parents and assorted relatives, young Kevin (Culkin) wis...
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  • Here’s an odd wisp of heritage drama, adapted from a story by William J Locke and directed by journeyman actor Dance. He presents a formidable grande-dame pair – Judi Dench and Maggie Smith – as symbiotic sisters living out their twilight years ...
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  • A hi-tech thriller with a human heart, offering slam-bang entertainment on a par with Lethal Weapon or Aliens. On Christmas Eve, visiting New York cop McClane (Willis) enters the high-rise LA office block where his estranged wife works, not realis...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    The Marvel-verse has never shied away from a bit of groovy psychedelia, from the prog-rock cityscapes of ‘Thor’ to Ant-Man’s voyage into cosmic inner space. But they’ve never gone full-bore down-the-rabbit-hole acid freakout – until now. There ar...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    This deliriously eccentric film from the Russian director Alexander Sokurov is a strange but engrossing mix of documentary and drama, fact and fiction. It poses partly as a history of the Louvre in Paris during the occupation of the Nazis, but it ...
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  • Prosper Mérimée's fine old tale of high passions and low morals gets re-upholstered Hollywood-style in Preminger's all-black musical. The cigarette-maker with a rose instead of a fag between her teeth is transformed into Dandridge's parachute fa...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Bob is a handsome marmalade tomcat. You might have seen him around. His human is James Bowen, who was busking, selling The Big Issue and recovering from heroin addiction when he found Bob on his doorstep in 2007. Bob followed James on to the bus o...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    The dependably distinctive and rewarding Jim Jarmusch returns with a lovely, characteristically episodic fable about the fragile, fruitful and just occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life. Chronicling a week in the l...
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