The Poly

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London
Venue name: The Poly
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Address: 24
Church Street
Falmouth
TR11 3EG
  • The first long shot of Howl’s castle, moving through the fog of an Alpine pasture, is a doozy: its bullfrog-battleship bulk huffing and chunting along on a set of sure-clawed chicken-legs, it’s the sort of organic-hydraulic hybrid at which Miyazak...
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  • Family films often sink in gooey sentimentality. Not so this Disney's live-actioner based on an award-winning contemporary novel by Louis Sachar. An index of the tone is the vast, arid establishing shots and a growling blues soundtrack. Our gangly...
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  • Miyazaki's first digitally animated feature (the highest-grossing Japanese film ever) initially seems like a Through the Looking-Glass fantasy, but rapidly picks up a resonance, weight and complexity that make it all but Shakespearean. Chihiro, a ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    This follow-up to the 2010 animated hit flies into cinemas on the back of an enormous amount of goodwill toward its teen hero, Hiccup, and his tamed winged beast, Toothless. It’s five years later now, and the story sees a more stubbly Hiccup (voic...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    In a poll of things we really don’t need to see at the cinema, another 'Sherlock Holmes’ is pretty high on the list. Benedict Cumberbatch’s on-the-spectrum TV Holmes and kid-in-a-sweet-factory Robert Downey Jr have got it all sewn up. But make an ...
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