Bad Times at the El Royale

"A beautifully staged film with everything in its place, this is both an affectionate homage and a timely commentary... Classy pulp fiction." ★★★★ Empire

Showing Times

Mon 22 Oct 11:00
Mon 22 Oct 20:50
Tue 23 Oct 18:00
Tue 23 Oct 20:50
Wed 24 Oct 18:00

Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth and Dakota Johnson star in this stylish noir from writer-director Drew Goddard (The Martian, Cloverfield and also The Cabin in the Woods). 

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Goddard’s jam-packed script sets this colourful crew on a collision course for one wild night of conflicting agendas and unexpected alliances that culminates in the arrival of Hemsworth as a snake-hipped hippie cult leader Billy Lee; the wildcard of an already rowdy deck. 

"There’s no doubt that Goddard’s style and structure (not to mention the dulcet needle drops) will earn Bad Times a number of Tarantino comparisons, and they are readily present, but Goddard’s film is made with an earnestness and tender-hardheartedness that makes his pulpy crime drama sing in a completely different register than his inspirations."  (Collider)

Please note that screening times have changed from those in the printed 10th Birthday Month programme.


Film Information

141 mins

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