Category: Film

Film Review: The Shape of Water, “The misfits become pawns in the game of the power hungry…”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Ieuan Jones reviews The Shape of Water, screening in the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from 23 March – 5 April. Tickets are available to book now, and we anticipate some screenings will sell out so be sure to book early.

So, the golden statuettes have all been handed … Continue Reading

Film Review: Lady Bird, “…wincingly funny and wistfully sentimental”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Beau Waycott reviews Lady Bird, screening in the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from 16 March – 23 March. Limited tickets remain for the final screenings, book early to avoid missing out.

Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s solo debut is a wincingly funny and wistfully sentimental bildungsroman comedy. Unique experiences of … Continue Reading

Event Review: Mia Bays and Anna Smith A&Q event, “…a rally to agitate over gender equality in film”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we invited Oscar winning film producer Mia Bays and top film critic Anna Smith to introduce a screening of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

Mia and Anna also took the opportunity to launch the new Birds Eye View influencer programme – … Continue Reading

Film Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, “…a sympathetic portrayal of people coping with a world that does not understand them”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Regular contributor Nigel Watson reviews Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, which screened at the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from the 13 – 21 March 2018. *Please note – this review contains mild spoilers.*

It is quite surprising to learn that the hugely popular Wonder Woman super heroine was … Continue Reading

Live Cinema Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Regular contributor Nigel Watson reviews the recent screening of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, part of our live cinema programme. Our next live cinema screening is NT Live: Julius Caesar on Thursday 22 March.
This live recording of the play, which ran at the Young Vic in … Continue Reading

Phantom Thread Review: every moment shimmers

Thursday 8th March 2018

Nominated for six Oscars, Phantom Thread walked away with the award for Best Costume Design. It is showing in our cinema from 2-10 March. Review by Joshua Jones

This marks a departure for celebrated director P.T. Anderson. The distance between Boogie Nights (1997) and The Phantom Thread seems at first … Continue Reading

Jupiter’s Moon and the new Hungarian Cinema

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Hungarian cinema really is on a roll at the moment. The kind of magical realist films coming from there right now are proving to be something of an antidote to the more gritty cinema of its neighbours, Romania and Poland. One of the standout films of last year, Ildikó Enyedi’s … Continue Reading

Film Review of Darkest Hour: what gives Churchill a firm mandate to carry on fighting is the attitude of the British people.

Tuesday 20th February 2018

With two BAFTA Awards and six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Darkest Hour is showing in the cinema until 8 March. Reviewed by Nigel Watson.
Hitler’s war machine is blasting its way to the French coast sending both French and British armies into full retreat, and … Continue Reading