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This month we celebrate the more unconventional side of romance, bypassing the schmaltz and exploring darker, twisted but still heartfelt love stories.

Her tells the strange but oddly plausible tale of a man falling in love with his Siri-like device, whilst Only Lovers Left Alive is a vampire romance more concerned with fidelity than fangs. Ralph Fiennes delicately brings Charles Dickens’ secret affair to the screen in The Invisible Woman, and French thrillers Stranger By The Lake (this month’s Q-Film screening) and B*stards mix sex and murder in equal measure.

We also showcase some equally fine World Cinema releases – The Rocket was long listed for Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Oscars, whilst The Square is a contender for Best Documentary.

The Grand Budapest Hotel  heralds the return of Wes Anderson whilst Matthew McConaughey’s career renaissance continues with Dallas Buyers Club scoring him high praise and an Oscar nomination. Adapted from the international bestselling novel, The Book Thief sees World War Two through the eyes of a brave and resilient young girl.

We are pleased to take a nod at the past – Buster Keaton’s silent classic The General is considered by critics as one of the greatest films ever made and Jane Fonda’s saucy sci-fi adventure Barbarella is our Cult Film Club choice.

Other highlights include more live ballet from the Bolshoi in Moscow with the swashbuckling Marco Spada, and unique music event, Goldfrapp: Tales Of Us, marking the return of one of music’s most captivating and spectacular stars, with a new music film and exclusive live performance.

In time for the Oscar season, we are also offering another chance to catch Steve McQueen‘s gripping examination of American slavery, 12 Years A Slave (winner of the Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Picture), the moving Blue Jasmine starring BAFTA winner Cate Blanchett, and, winner of three Golden Globes and three BAFTAs, American Hustle.

Finally we celebrate the work of two late legends of the screen, Peter O’Toole and Philip Seymour Hoffman, with a selection of some of their finest performances, the classic

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