Being a conman is one thing, but keeping Roy Courtnay’s (Ian McKellen) crimes under wraps is another. This time round, his eyes sparkle at his most recent prey: Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), a recent widow worth more than the average joe’s annual salary. Roy wants to be the winner who takes it all, but as his race comes to a standstill once he establishes a rapport with Betty, he may have to either forfeit, or do whatever it takes to take home gold. Bill Condon’s (Beauty and The Beast, Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) R- rated drama is one of suspense, lies and uncertainty and it’s screen royal cast seems promising... yet will The Good Liar pull through to be The Good Film?
Nothing says Christmas quite like the endless void of space...right? Transporting yuletide festivities to another dimension the annual Basement Theatre Christmas Show is back this jolly season with a heavy dose of out-of-this-world wit and a truly cosmic twist.
For the first time, the man who laughs gets the star spot all to himself. Featuring a phenomenal and deeply disturbing Joaquin Phoenix, the solo story Joker is on the surface the origin of a supervillain but more subtly an exploration of empathy and the personal impact of a society devoid of it.