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Published: Thursday 18th January 2018

Take a look at this season's Midweek Movies!

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (15)
Wed 24 Jan 7.30pm

Sultry Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) - an Oscar® winner in 1952 for Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful - finds herself far from home in the 1970s, treading the boards of the provincial UK theatre scene. Meeting the much younger aspiring actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), a vivacious romance begins - bridging continents and generations. Thirty years on from its initial publication, Turner's candid, moving memoir has been lovingly brought to screen by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, who knew Turner and Grahame when they were together.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Julie Walters.

Battle Of The Sexes (15)
Wed 21 Feb 7.30pm

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes - becoming one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, both of the competitors were fighting more personal and complex battles off-court.

Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris.
Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough , Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming.

The Greatest Showman (15)
Wed 7 Mar 7.30pm

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of circus impresario P.T. Barnum, it tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. With songs by Oscar® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) and a star lineup, this is sure to be a cinema spectacle to kick off 2018 in style.

Director: Michael Gracey
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Gayle Rankin.

Molly’s Game (15)
Wed 14 Mar 7.30pm

Directed by award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing), Molly's Game is based on the true story of an Olympic-class skier (Jessica Chastain) who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 armed FBI agents.
Players included Hollywood royalty, business titans and, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba), who learned that there was much more to Molly Bloom than the tabloids led us to believe...

Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O'Dowd, Joe Keery, Michael Cera.

Darkest Hour (PG)
Wed 11 Apr 7.30pm

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

The Post (12A)

Wed 18 Apr 7.30pm

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in this thriller based on the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light...

Director: Steven Spielberg.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Alison Brie.

Phantom Thread (15)
Wed 25 Apr 7.30pm

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis, in his second collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through his life, providing inspiration and companionship, until he comes across Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love...

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Sue Clark.