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Boston

This Oscar nominated picture tells the story of controversial American figure skater Tonya Harding who was accused of conspiring to attack one of her rivals during the build up to the 1994 olympics.

Written and directed by Greta Gerwig and staring Irish actress Saoirse Ronan in the lead role. Lady Bird follows 17 year old Christine MacPherson, through her

Winner of this year’s Oscar for best picture, The Shape of Water is the latest film from highly rated Mexican film maker Guillermo Del Toro, who also won the academy award for Best Director.

Marvel’s latest instalment in their cinematic universe sees Chadewick Boseman reprise his role as the Black Panther and follows on directly from the events of his previous appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

Downsizing is the new film from Alexander Payne, the writer/director behind About Schmidt and Sideways. Staring Matt Damon in the lead role of Paul Safranek, the story is built around a groundbreaking new procedure designed to combat over population, which allows people to permanently shrink themselves to five inches tall.

Acclaimed director, Paul Thomas Anderson returns with this tale set in the 1950s of Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dressmaker in postwar London, whose fastidious lifestyle is disrupted when he falls for a strong willed young waitress.

London

Directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for two Oscars, including Best Picture, The Post tells the story of the Washington Newspaper’s battle to publish the highly controversial Pentagon Papers which detailed the USA’s involvement in the Vietnam war and exposed a cover-up which spanned four presidents.

Vietnam

This third film from British writer/director Martin Mcdonagh stars Frances McDormand in the lead role of Mildred Hayes a grieving mother coming to terms with the brutal murder of her daughter. She hires three billboards outside her home town of Ebbing, to advertise the fact the local police department has yet to catch the killer.

America

Twenty-two years after the original Robin Williams film comes the sequel to 1995’s Jumanji.

From Joe Wright, the British director behind such period dramas as Atonement and Anna Karenina, comes Darkest Hour the true story behind Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister.

United Kingdom

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this much anticipated second instalment in the latest Star Wars trilogy follows on directly from 2015’s well received The Force Awakens.

Ahead of the official announcement of this years Oscar nominations, PAUL STEWARD predicts who has the best chance of taking home a golden statuette.

Florida

World famous detective, Hercule Poirot gets a big screen makeover in this all-star adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel.

After the huge success of his first big screen outing in 2014, everybody’s favourite little bear returns to our screens for this much anticipated sequel.

London

Scottish director Armando Iannucci brings us this Soviet satire detailing the final days of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and the subsequent scramble for power after his death.

Marvel’s god of thunder returns for his third solo outing, this time teaming with the Incredible Hulk, as he attempts to prevent Ragnarok the end of all things.

New Zealand

Gardening expert, Barbara Segall was at Harts Books in Saffron Walden on Wednesday, December 6, talking about her new book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia.

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Actor Stephen McGann was among friends when he came to talk about his new book, Flesh and Blood at Harts bookshop in Saffron Walden.

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