Our first monthly roundup of cinema starts with the Great British Summer!
Out in July we have: a small bit of gardening Chaos with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman in A Little Chaos, romantic entanglement in Thomas Hardy’s classic Far From the Madding Crowd and action packed adventure with Kit Harrington in the movie spin-off of BBC TV series Spooks …and it doesn’t end there!
Have a scroll down at what we’ve got coming up and enjoy summer whatever the weather!
Spooks: The Greater Good (15)
‘Fans of the TV show will not be disappointed’ The Guardian
Starring Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones, Testament of Youth) and Jennifer Ehle (BBC Pride and Prejudice)
The country’s security is threatened when charismatic terrorist Adem Qasim (Elves Gabel) escapes from MI5 and Head of Counter-Terrorism, Harry Pearce, is blamed. Disgraced, Harry is forced to disappear. With the looming threat to national security, former agent Will Holloway (Harrington) is re-instated to discover the truth about Harry Pearce’s disappearance.
A Little Chaos (12A)
‘A thoughtful costumefest with some very amusing lessons in court behaviour (bad manners), structural engineering and landscape gardening.’ The Daily Express
Starring Kate Winslet (Titanic) and Alan Rickman (Love Actually, Harry Potter)
Sabine (Winslet) is a strong-willed landscape designer who challenges sexual and class barriers when she is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles. However complications arise when she becomes professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape architect André Le Notre (Schoenaerts).
Far From the Madding Crowd (12A)
‘Well played, affectionately told’ The Guardian
Starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) and Michael Sheen (Underworld, Midnight in Paris)
The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
‘Smart, endearing and hilarious’ The Guardian
Starring Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes)
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.