Films around Cheltenham from 19 November 2022

The Roses

The Woman King tonight and tomorrow, followed by a week of ‘relaxed screenings’. These are apparently aimed at ‘Dementia, Autism or any other condition that affects daily living to enjoy a social activity in a safe and inclusive environment.’ Well, good luck with that. In my experience (details on request), some people with Dementia/Autism/Whathaveyou like being very quiet; others like being noisy. (JM)

The Tivoli

New stuff!

The Menu, directed by Mark Mylod, is a black comedy about a couple (Nicholas Hoult and Anya Taylor-Joy) who go to an exclusive restaurant run by a celebrity chef (Ralph Fiennes) on a private island, with no idea what is actually going to happen to them. All the right ingredients, then.

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. Anything with the word ‘chronicle’ in the title suggests it might contain magical realism, and this seems also to be a black comedy, about a dreamlike journey undertaken by a journalist and documentary filmmaker (Daniel Gimenez Cacho). Directed by Alejandro G Inarritu.

Armageddon Time: directed by James Gray and based on aspects of his own childhood, about a young Jewish-American boy and his African-American schoolfriend. Stars Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong and Anthony Hopkins.

Bones and All: directed by Luca Guadagnino, who has a good track record (Call Me By Your Name, I Am Love, A Bigger Splash), this stars Taylor Russell and Timothy Chalamet, as a pair of young lovers with unusual dietary habits, on the run. Mark Rylance is also on the menu.

Otherwise: Black Panther, Living, The Banshees of Inisherin or Matilda the Musical, reviewed previously.

The Sherborne

Already featured:

Lyle Lyle Crocodile, The Lost King, Black Adam, Living, Matilda the Musical.

The Cineworlds


Confess, Fletch: comedy about a man (John Hamm) trying to prove his innocence. Directed by Greg Mottola (Paul). With Marcia Gay Hayden and Kyle MacLachlan. Directed by Greg Mottola, who made Paul, Superbad and Adventureland.

Listy do M5: Polish comedy, directed by Lukasz Jaworski, about someone not enjoying Christmas very much, and a family feud. Welcome to our world.

Summering: US youth drama written and directed by James Ponsoldt, which divided the critics. Four teenage girls grow up in a somewhat Stephen King-ish rural setting and have various traumas and adventures.

Strange World: Disney animation about a family of human explorers and their companions, including ‘a mischievous blob’ (not Peter Kay) and a three-legged dog. Voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucy Liu and Dennis Quaid.

Glass Onion – A Knives Out Mystery: follow-up Agatha Christie spoof set in Greece starring Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc. Also featuring Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Edward Norton.

Tim Minchin – Back: film of the Australian comedian/actor/writer/musician’s return to stand up, described as a comedy and music extravaganza.


Armageddon Time, The Menu, Bones and All.

Otherwise: Black Panther, Living, Black Adam, Lyle Lyle, Matilda the Musical, Banshees.

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