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Film Review: VOX LUX – “As a satire on the music industry, Vox Lux is superb”

Monday 24th June 2019

Helen Tope reviews Vox Lux, showing in our cinema until Thursday 27 June. 

In cinema, we are used to seeing stories where our hero triumphs over the … Continue Reading

Film review: Rocketman – a cinematic blast

Friday 21st June 2019

Nigel Watson reviews Rocketman, showing in our cinema until Thursday 27 June.
Director Dexter Fletcher helms a flamboyant and at times disturbing psychedelic vision of … Continue Reading

Film review: Tolkien and High Life double bill

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Our blog contributor Nigel Watson went for a double bill of this week’s films, High Life and Tolkien, which he has reviewed … Continue Reading

Film Review: Eighth Grade – “You will laugh, you will definitely cringe. Eighth Grade does everything it’s supposed to do – and then some.”

Monday 3rd June 2019

Helen Tope reviews Eighth Grade, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 5 June.

Steeling herself to stare down the camera lens, teenager Kayla Day is introduced to … Continue Reading

Film Review: The World is Yours – “Romain Gavras’ rapid and spunky The World is Yours combines a colourful, comical plot with a pastiche of modern Europe”

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Beau Waycott reviews The World is Yours, showing in our cinema until Thursday.

Romain Gavras’ rapid and spunky The World is Yours combines a colourful, comical plot … Continue Reading

Film Review: Girl – “a fully-considered story of a transgender teenager”

Monday 13th May 2019

Helen Tope reviews Girl, showing in our cinema until Thursday 16 May.

Based on the true story of ballerina Nora Monsecour, Girl, by Lukas Dhont, is a … Continue Reading

Film review: Wild Rose – “Nothing more is required than three chords and the truth.”

Tuesday 7th May 2019

Wild Rose, reviewed here by Helen Tope, is showing in our cinema until Saturday 11 May.

Rough, tough and just out of prison, Rose-Lynn Harlan dreams of … Continue Reading

Film Review: “At Eternity’s Gate may tread familiar ground, but it succeeds in its determination to make us look again at Van Gogh’s art.”

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Helen Tope reviews At Eternity’s Gate, showing in our cinema until Thursday, including a Bringing in Baby screening on Wednesday.

Drawing on … Continue Reading

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

Helen Tope reviews Vox Lux, showing in our cinema until Thursday ...
Nigel Watson reviews Rocketman, showing in our cinema until Thursday 27 ...