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The Limehouse Golem

Friday 1st to Thursday 7th September

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Director: Juan Carlos Medina

Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke

Rating: 15

UK 2017, 105mins

Juan Carlos Medina's lurid, violent British horror-thriller - adapted by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) from a 1994 murder mystery novel by Peter Ackroyd - stars Bill Nighy as Scotland Yard detective John Kildare, transferred outside of London due to rumour but brought back to uncover a Jack the Ripper-esque figure - the Limehouse Golem, whose gruesome East End murders have shaken their community.

As Kildare investigates suspects including Karl Marx and novelist George Gissing, his path crosses that of music hall performer Elizabeth (Olivia Cooke) and they begin a series of conversations looking back into her past.

Vividly shot - in particular the Golem\'s macabre crime scenes - and lit up further by Goldman\'s urgent, witty script and the cast\'s uniformly terrific performances, it\'s both a refreshingly feminist take on a classic genre and an immensely satisfying watch.