“Do sit down, Sergeant. Shocks are so much better absorbed with the knees bent.” Ari Aster (Midsommar) and Robert Eggers (The VVitch) studied the OG pagan thriller The Wicker Man intimately and for good reason. This stone-cold classic about a detective traveling to a remote Scottish isle to investigate a missing child still holds up as a masterclass in suspense, misdirection, and a shocking ending firmly ensconced in pop culture that nevertheless remains utterly devastating. Beautifully restored and back on its 50th birthday. English language with Dutch subtitles.
Perfect Blue (1997)
We are briefly bringing back Satoshi Kon’s debut masterpiece, Perfect Blue. This late 90’s anime shocker explores the early onset of the internet’s power for unbridled fandom and relentless stalking.
Previews: The Boy and the Heron
The Japanese animation godfather and thankfully worst retiree in the bizz, Hayao Miyazaki, spoils us once again with a fabulous fable only he can dream up.
Stop Making Sense (1984) – 40th anniversary
On 11 and 12 January, dancing is allowed in the screening room and to get you in the mood tickets include a This Must be the Cocktail.