Film Series: Contagion

2011. USA. Dir: Steven Soderbergh. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet. 106 min.

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We leave Halloween’s exaggerated grotesquerie behind for horror of an all-too-plausible sort, carried out with a tensely clinical accuracy. After pig-bat disease (rather charitably) kills Gwyneth Paltrow, a devastating global pandemic begins and the all-star cast must fight to save humanity or die trying. (Please wash your hands before coming to the cinema.)

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.