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Film Review: The Kindergarten Teacher – “In a study of a woman tipping into chaos and unreality, Gyllenhaal gives the performance of her career.”

Monday 8th April 2019

Helen Tope reviews The Kindergarten Teacher, showing in our cinema until Thursday, including a special Reclaim the Frame screening with intro, Q&A and poetry … Continue Reading

Film Review: RBG – “As a feminist documentary, RBG wins in on every score”

Monday 18th March 2019

Helen Tope reviews RBG, showing in our cinema until Thursday 21 March.

In a career spanning 60 years, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg – tough, gutsy and unapologetically liberal … Continue Reading

Film Review: If Beale Street Could Talk – “a mature, thoughtful and beautiful piece of work“

Monday 18th March 2019

Ben Cherry reviews If Beale Street Could Talk, showing in our cinema until Thursday 21 March.

Barry Jenkins is a pretty big deal in Hollywood. After some success … Continue Reading

Film Review: Mary Queen of Scots – “a character study of two women trying to assert themselves as leaders”

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Helen Tope reviews Mary Queen of Scots, showing in our cinema until Thursday 14 March.
A power struggle to the bitter end, Mary Queen … Continue Reading

Film Review: Burning – “a rare work of cinema”

Monday 4th March 2019

Beau Waycott reviews Burning, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 6 March.

Lee Chang-dong’s emotionally shot and searingly tense psychological drama-mystery, Burning, is a rare work of cinema: … Continue Reading

Film Preview: All is True – “a beautifully-crafted piece of work, and truly intelligent film-making”

Monday 4th March 2019

Helen Tope reviews All is True, showing in our cinema from Friday 8 March.

Based on the final years of William Shakespeare’s life, All is True is … Continue Reading

Film Review: Green Book – “a warm, funny and incredibly likeable film”

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Reviewed here by Ben Cherry, Green Book is showing in our cinema until Thursday 28 February. Thursday’s performance is sold out but there are still a few tickets remaining … Continue Reading

Film Review: Lizzie – “As a piece of evocative film-making, Lizzie thoroughly succeeds”

Monday 18th February 2019

Reviewed here by Helen Tope, Lizzie is showing in our cinema until Thursday 21 February.

If you’re watching Lizzie, chances are you already know the story. On 4 August 1892, … Continue Reading

Film Review: Colette – “A fascinating study of how ownership of words can shape a fortune”

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Reviewed here by Helen Tope, Colette is showing in our cinema until Thursday 7 February.

Telling the story of a literary sensation, Colette takes us to the heart of … Continue Reading

The Favourite: ‘smart, elegant and deliciously foul’

Wednesday 30th January 2019

In the cinema from 25th Jan – 7th Feb, Helen Tope reviews this week’s film, 10 times Oscar-nominated The Favourite.

A comedy of manners, The Favourite is smart, … Continue Reading

Film Review: Disobedience, ‘a film of rare intelligence’

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Reviewed here by Helen Tope, Disobedience is showing in our cinema from 12th – 17th January.

A film of rare intelligence, Disobedience explores a love affair that threatens to tear … Continue Reading