Frances McDormand, & Sam Rockwell won Oscars for their roles alongside Woody Harrelson in the Oscar-nominated drama from "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh, in which a mother challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder after they fail to catch the killer.
RELEASED THU 5th APRIL ~ Emily Blunt and John Krasinski star in this horror in which a family must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.
Chilean drama "Una Mujer Fantástica" in which a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend, rejected by his family and under suspicion from the police. Spanish with English subtitles.
The 2018 Oscar-winning drama from "Pan's Labyrinth" writer Guillermo del Toro in which a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity at a top secret research facility in the 1950s. Despite reviews not being as good as most of the others on the shortlist (see below), it scooped the Best Picture award.
Joaquin Phoenix stars in this thriller in which a traumatized war veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, his nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip. Winner of Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival 2017
The first cinema documentary to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as Glossop girl Vivienne Westwood fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her principles, and her legacy.
Marvel's latest superhero movie follows T'Challa, who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.
Disney Pixar are back with possibly the most impressive animated movie ever made. An aspiring young Mexican guitarist is confronted with his family's ban on music and enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Also in 3D.
Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund returns with the Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, in which a prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Swedish and English.
Aardman Animations' humourous underdog football movie is set at the dawn of time, “near Manchester”, when cavemen, prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. Starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall, Rob Brydon and Johnny Vegas
Chinese animator Jian Liu's multi-award winning Taranteno-esque animation "Hao jile" in which a bag containing a million Yuan draws several people from diverse backgrounds and different personal motives to a small town in Southern China for a bloody conflict. Chinese with English subtitles
Japanese drama "Sandome No Satsujin" in which a prominent lawyer harbours other ideas to the charges brought about a confessed criminal, which could mean the difference between life and death. Japanese with English subtitles
Released on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2018, Alexandra Dean's acclaimed documentary looks at the life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, often described as the most beautiful and glamorous woman in the world, yet an underappreciated genius inventor.
Claire Foy stars as a young woman in Steven Soderbergh's horror in which she is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear. But is it real or a product of her delusion?
RELEASED WEDS 28th MARCH ~ Steven Spielberg returns with this blockbuster sci-fi in which the creator of a virtual reality world dies, releasing a posthumous video in which he challenges all VR users to find his Easter Egg, hidden somewhere in the computer-generated world, which will give the finder his fortune
Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this horror thriller in which a teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids. A bit like Brexit in reverse.
Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson star in this musical biopic inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, the visionary who rose from nothing to become a worldwide sensation with the birth of show business
Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson star amongst an all star cast with voices provided by James Corden, Sam Neill, Margot Robbie, and Daisy Ridley amongst others in Sony's cinema adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic Lake District tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.
Alicia Vikander is the latest actress to star as Lara Croft, in this movie adaptation of the 2013 version of the 1996 PlayStation game, which has taken more box-office takings than any other video-game adaptation in history.
A dark comedy starring David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton and Amanda Seyfried which mixes white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, as a businessman battles for survival when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.
23 screen 3D multiplex and IMAX cinema inside The Printworks in the city centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Rebranded from Odeon in May 2017. With a total capacity of 4,407, screens range from 65 seats to 485.
16 screen 3D multiplex cinema inside The Great Northern Warehouse on Peter Street in the city centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Rebranded from AMC in September 2017. With a total capacity of 3,257, screens range from 86 seats to 466.
Opened in 2015 when the Cornerhouse joined forces with the Library Theatre, Manchester's art house cinema is located in the city centre on First Street, just off Whitworth Street West between the Palace Theatre and Bridgewater Hall. With a total capacity of 504, there are five cinema screens, with the biggest seating 230 and the smallest just 33.
9 screen 3D cinema inside The Lowry Outlet Mall at Salford Quays, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Located 4 miles from the city centre, it's just 15 minutes on the Metrolink from Deansgate-Castlefield to MediaCityUK. With a total capacity of 2,080, screens range from 42 seats to 500.
Privately owned, 175 seat, single screen cinema in Heaton Moor which shows the latest releases. 6 miles from the city centre, or 15 mins walk from Heaton Chapel Station (8 mins from Piccadilly). Cash only.
20 screen 3D and IMAX multiplex cinema inside The Trafford Centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases, including 3D and Bollywood movies. With a total capacity of 3,940, screens range from 102 seats to 415.