Some good movies coming up at Spalding cinema

Carol.
Carol.

A regular column from South Holland Centre in Spalding.

It’s Oscar season, nominations are out, and we’re looking forward to bringing you all the movies that matter.

Eddie Redmayne in Danish Girl.

Eddie Redmayne in Danish Girl.

There’s not long to wait for some of them, with Carol, Joy and The Danish Girl already scheduled for February dates at South Holland Centre.

One star hotly tipped to take the ‘Actress in a Leading Role’ award is Cate Blanchett for her portrayal of Carol Aird, a sophisticated housewife who, after embarking on a relationship with another woman, is threatened with losing custody of her daughter. Set in sumptuous 1950s New York, screenings of the beautifully realised and heart-breaking Carol run from Monday, February 1.

Also nominated is Jennifer Lawrence for her portrayal of Joy, a single mother who out of sheer desperation starts her own business empire, the Miracle Mop! Screenings of this rollercoaster comedy start on Friday, February 12.

Meanwhile, after securing the top prize in 2015 for his role as Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne is in the running for the ‘Actor in a Leading Role’ Oscar for his part in another movie biopic – this time as Danish artist and pioneer Einar Wegener, the first man to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become the beautiful Lili Elbe in the early 20th century. Screenings run from Saturday, February 20.

Keep an eye on our website for more Oscar Best Picture nominee titles including: banking crash comedy drama The Big Short; Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies; 1950s immigrant love story Brooklyn; American wilderness survival movie The Revenant; an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel Room; and a powerful American biographical drama Spotlight in which investigative journalism uncovers widespread child abuse. We’re rounding off February with a few screenings of ‘Dad’s Army’.