Max Factor Presents The Leading Lady In You

We’ve teamed up with Max Factor to help you get the look worthy of the red carpet and win tickets to this seasons award winners and contenders

We’re proud to be partnering with the original make-up artists of the big screen. The iconic make-up brand has recently unveiled its new collaborative campaign: You x Max Factor. With this campaign, they are putting the spotlight on a new generation of women.

Max Factor are focussing on Leading Ladies, both on and off the screen. With Max Factor, you can become your own make up artist, creating looks as unique, dyanmic and compelling as the actresses in the films.

We’re giving away five pairs of tickets so you can catch this year’s award winning films in style at your local Picturehouse Cinema. Answer the following question to be in with a chance of winning:

In what year did Frances McDormand win her first Oscar?

A. 1996B. 1997C. 1998

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Don’t miss this year’s nominees and winners, playing at Picturehouse Cinemas.

Darkest Hour

Director: Joe Wright. Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn. Duration: 125 min

Gary Oldman is utterly transformed and Oscar-worthy as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s gripping retelling of a pivotal moment in British history. Days after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Churchill is thrust into a baptism of fire. Allied forces are cornered at Dunkirk. The threat of invasion looms. A cabal of politicians led by Lord Halifax (Stephen Dillane) pushes hard for peace talks. Faced with an unprepared public, a sceptical king (Mendelsohn), and his own party plotting to oust him, Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or stand and fight. Based on a screenplay by Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything), this lavish period drama thrillingly depicts the bubbling cauldron of backroom conflict in Churchill’s momentous first weeks in office. It’s a rousing story of leadership, and makes for a wonderful companion piece to last year’s immersive epic Dunkirk.

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I, Tonya

Director: Craig Gillespie. Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney. Duration: 119 min

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie”s I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding”s life and career in all of its unchecked—-and checkered—-glory.

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Lady Bird

Director: Greta Gerwig. Starring: Lucas Hedges, Laurie Metcalf, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet. Duration: 94 min

Seventeen-year-old Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Ronan) is a bright and restless high-school teen embarking on the bittersweet transition from adolescence to womanhood. Dreaming of a life beyond the bounds of sleepy Sacramento, she desperately distances herself from the expectations of her critical mother, Marion (Metcalf). But both parent and daughter seem to miss the fact that they’re exactly alike: wildly loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated. As we follow Lady Bird through the rowing, the romance and the heartbreak, we’re left charmed by first-time director Greta Gerwig’s tender and funny take on the familiar coming-of-age narrative. Smart, warm and touchingly real, Lady Bird is not your average awkward-teen movie – it’s in a class of its own.

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Phantom Thread

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring: Lesley Manville, Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps. Duration: 130 min

This tale of obsession and self-doubt features what Daniel Day-Lewis has claimed will be his final film appearance. Celebrated couturier Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Manville) are at the centre of the 1950s London fashion world, dressing royalty, film stars, heiresses and debutants with the distinct style of the House of Woodcock. But despite the many women in his life Woodcock remains a confirmed bachelor, seeking only companionship and inspiration for his work, and all under the protective eye of Cyril. That’s until he meets hotel waitress Alma (Krieps) who, young and determined, will turn his carefully tailored life upside down. In his second collaboration with Day-Lewis, director Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey and the women who keep his world running.

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The Post

Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Meryl Streep. Duration: 116 min

Following 2015’s Oscar-winning Spotlight and with ‘fake news’ now an ironic political clarion cry, The Post is a sobering if thrilling reminder of the fragility and importance of press freedom. Working together for the first time, Meryl Streep plays Washington Post publisher Kay Graham opposite Tom Hanks as the paper’s editor, Ben Bradlee. Freedom of speech and the paper’s survival are at stake if Bradlee publishes leaked documents exposing a government cover-up of secrets that spanned four US presidents. Screenwriters Josh Singer (Spotlight) and Liz Hannah weave a compelling narrative that pits integrity and public interest against the darkest political forces while revealing the human frailties of the characters Streep and Hanks so adeptly portray. With strong support from Jesse Plemons and Alison Brie, the whole is expertly orchestrated by Hanks’s favourite director, Steven Spielberg.

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The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Michhael Shannon, Richard Jenkins. Duration: 123 min

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa”s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

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Three Billborads Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Director: Martin McDonagh. Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell. Duration: 115 min

Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are at their best in this blistering pitch-black comedy from Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). McDormand stars as the foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes, a grieving mother whose frustration boils over when the local police allow her daughter’s murder case to go cold. She publicly shames the town’s revered sheriff, William Willoughby (Harrelson), with three disused billboards, a sequence of bright red reminders that justice has not been served. The move stokes the ire of Willoughby’s thuggish, bigoted deputy (Rockwell), and so begins a violent, vicious circle of anger and revenge. From there, Three Billboards hurtles along an unpredictable but hugely rewarding narrative arc, veering between riotous laughter and sobering drama throughout. Sharply scripted and wonderfully acted, it’s one of the most accomplished contenders in this year’s awards race.

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