Thursday, 31 December 2020

About the group

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month to see an English-language film, always in the early afternoon. Our usual cinema is the UGC Toison d'Or, near the Porte de Namur metro stop (line 2 or 6).
The meeting point is the box office inside the Galérie de la Toison d'Or at 8 ave de la Toison d'Or (not the entrance out on the avenue)
Cinema schedules change midweek, so our choice of film and the date, time and place (if it is a cinema other than the UGC), will be posted below on or around the third Wednesday.
With our group card, tickets cost €6.10; we would be grateful if you could have the correct change.
There is no need to sign up, just come and join us when you can, whether it's just for the film or for coffee and a chat afterwards as well. We look forward to seeing you!
Joan, Margaret, Susan


Tuesday, 17 March 2020


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Tuesday 25th February meet at 13.25 for 13.40 showing (finishes 16.10) at UGC

This month's film is Little Women directed by Greta Gerwig.

In the years after the civil war,  Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris.   Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo  but was ultimately rejected.   Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a school teacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

WEDNESDAY 29 January - meet at 13.50 for the 14.00 showing (UGC)

Aa a national demonstration is scheduled for the 28th in central Brussels - meaning traffic congestion and probable disruption to public transport - we thought it better to change the date this month.  Apologies to anyone who intended to come but is not free on Wednesday. 

 [NB:  It’s possible, though unlikely, that the time of the film may have changed by the 29th,  so please check the blog on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning to be sure.]

Our film will be 1917, winner of the Golden Globes for best film (drama) and best director.

April 1917 on the Western Front: two young soldiers must cross no man’s land to deliver a vital message that will prevent an entire regiment from falling into a deadly trap. 

Starring George MacKay, Dean Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Adrian Scarborough 

Directed by Sam Mendes 

Running time 1h50 

See the trailer here:

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tuesday 26 November, meet at 13.50 for the 14.00 showing (UGC)

This month’s film is The Good Liar [L’Art du Mensonge] starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen as a rich widow and a conman intent on relieving her of her millions. Two more actors whose faces, if not names, will be familiar to viewers of BBC tv also feature - Jim Carter and Russell Tovey. 

Critics have picked holes in the plot, but there is praise for the usual accomplished performances of the two leads and the ‘sparky’ chemistry between them.  

Directed by Bill Condon 

Running time 1h49 

See the trailer here

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Tuesday 22 October, meet at 13.00 for the 13.10 showing

Our film this month is Late Night, a comedy starring Emma Thompson as the host of a long-running talk show hit by declining ratings.  In an attempt to breathe new life into the show she hires a Native American woman to shake things up in the all-male, all-white script room. 

Also starring Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Denis O'Hare, Max Casella 

Directed by Nisha Ganatra  

Running time 1h42 


Tuesday, 17 September 2019

WEDNESDAY 25 September – meet at 13.35 for the 13.45 showing (UGC)

First of all, ladies, apologies for having to change from Tuesday to Wednesday this month, due to unforeseen circumstances.  We’ll revert to our usual fourth Tuesday in October.

Secondly, we will each buy our own ticket this month.  The annual Fortis Film Days fall next week (22nd to 25th), meaning subsidised tickets at €5.50 for everyone.  Not a great saving on our usual group rate, but why pay more?

Our film will be Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt:

An astronaut is sent to the outer reaches of the solar system to find his missing father, suspected of being behind mysterious energy surges emanating from space and threatening life on earth. 

The film is set in a near future where the Moon is already a tourist destination and Mars too is a colony of Earth. Not just spectacular action and beautiful images of space, but also a close study of the father-son relationship.

Co-starring Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, John Ortiz and Ruth Negga

Directed by James Gray

Running time 2h03

See the trailer here:

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Tuesday 25 June - meet at 13.50 for the 14.00 showing

Back to our usual UGC Toison d’Or this month to see Rocketman, relating the metamorphosis of Reginald Dwight from Pinner into the flamboyant megastar Elton John. 

Dynamic and colourful.  Events in the subject’s life are linked by glorious musical sequences enhanced by excellent camerawork.

Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Steven Mackintosh

Directed by Dexter Fetcher

Running time 2h01

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Tuesday 28 May 2019 - meet at 13.00 for the 13.10 showing

N.B.  This month we meet at Cinéma Galeries, 26 Galerie de la Reine  

Long Way Home [originally entitled Night Comes On] won the Jury Prize at the 2018 Deauville American Film Festival.ig

18-year-old Angel is released on parole from juvenile detention having served a year for carrying a weapon. Her only wish is to hit the reset button on her and her little sister’s life. But will she confess her secret dark plan?

a powerfully told and emotionally intelligent film focusing on the relationship between two sisters setting out to find their father and confront the past"

Starring Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Nastashia Fuller, Max Casella 

Directed by Jordana Spiro

Running time 1h27

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Tuesday 23 April - no movie

Sorry ladies, Easter will be over and the children back at school, but the cinemas will be on a diet of child-friendly films until the programme changes on Wednesday, leaving us little choice but to cancel this month’s outing.  

Hoping to see you in May!