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BUCKLEY'S CHANCE (2021)
Starring Bill Nighy, Victoria Hill, Milan Burch, Kelton Pell, Martin Sacks, Toree Hill, Julia Billington and Ben Wood. Directed by Tim Brown.

A year after the loss of his father, Ridley and his mother, Gloria, move to Western Australian to live with Ridley's estranged grandfather Spencer. Once there, Spencer tries to connect with Ridley but all efforts usually lead to conflict. Ridley ends up lost deep in the outback on a quest to try to get home. Meanwhile, Spencer and Gloria search the outback for Ridley. Spencer tries to reassure Gloria that her son will be OK, all the while trying to come to terms with the loss of his only child. While suffering the elements of the Australian outback (especially for a kid from New York), Ridley manages to save a dingo, Buckley, from a leg trap. The two develop a bond and both boy and dog try to survive the elements to get Ridley back home.
HOPE GAP (2020)
Starring Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O'Connor and Aiysha Hart. Directed by William Nicholson.

Grace and Edward have been married thirty-three years. When their son Jamie comes home to visit them in the fading seaside town where he grew up. Edward tells him that he plans to leave Grace, the next day.

REVIEWS Hope Gap - Enough hope, but too many gaps

EMMA. (2020)
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Mia Goth, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan and Amber Anderson. Directed by Autumn De Wilde.

Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

REVIEWS Emma. - A dazzling new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic

POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (2019)
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere, Rita Ora and Ikue Otani. Directed by Rob Letterman.

Ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

REVIEWS Pokémon Detective Pikachu - Shockingly good fun

SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER (2019)
Starring Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Jenny Agutter, Alice Lowe, Tim McInnerny, Louis Healy and John Westley. Directed by Carl Hunter.
THE BOOKSHOP (2018)
Starring Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Honor Kneafsey, Hunter Tremayne, James Lance, Frances Barber, Reg Wilson, Michael Fitzgerald and Nigel O'Neill. Directed by Isabel Coixet.

Set in 1959, Florence Green, a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalising 'Lolita' and Ray Bradbury’s 'Fahrenheit 451', she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.

Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs Gamart, Hardborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is herself a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene. When Florence refuses to bend to Gamart’s will, they begin a struggle not just for the bookshop but for the very heart and soul of the town.

REVIEWS The Bookshop - Faded and musty

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (2017)
Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid, María Valverde, Henry Goodman, Morgan Watkins, Eddie Marsan and Adam Brown. Directed by Juan Carlos Medina.

Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare, a seasoned detective who has a sneaking suspicion that he's being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, Kildare must rely on help from a witness to stop the murders and bring the maniac to justice.

REVIEWS The Limehouse Golem - Here we are again

THEIR FINEST (2017)
Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Slafin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant and Jeremy Irons. Directed by Lone Scherfig.

With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need "a woman’s touch". Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime.

With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.

REVIEWS Their Finest - A funny, romantic war film

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015)
Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig and Richard Gere. Directed by John Madden.

The expansionist dream of Sonny, who has more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

REVIEWS The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Comfortingly familiar

PRIDE (2014)
Starring Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Ben Schnetzer, George Mackay and Faye Marsay. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

t's the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. The problem is, the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

Undeterred, the activists decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

REVIEWS Pride - In the name of love

ABOUT TIME (2013)
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie and Will Merrick. Directed by Richard Curtis.

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life - so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that's not to be as easy as you might think.

REVIEWS About Time - Love, laughs and a hint of time travel

TOTAL RECALL (2012)
Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Bokeem Woodbine, Will Yun Lee, Steve Byers and Currie Graham. Directed by Len Wiseman.

REVIEWS Total Recall - We've been here before...

WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D (2012)
Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, John Bell and Lily James. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

REVIEWS Wrath of the Titans - strong sequel yet still weak

TRIPLE WORD SCORE
Starring Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe, Lindsay Duncan and Jenny Agutter. Directed by Carl Hunter.

Alan is a tailor who closes up shop to move in with his surly son Peter and grandson Jack. There is distance between Alan and Peter as he blames his father for the disappearance of his brother Michael. Meanwhile, Alan and Jack begin to bond over their favourite game, Scrabble. Conflict builds to a tipping point when Alan is convinced that an online Scrabble opponent could actually be his missing son and decides to try and meet the player in person.
DAD'S ARMY
Starring Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and Bill Paterson. Directed by Oliver Parker.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
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