Category: Film

Film Review: “Don’t Look Now looks stunning on the big screen and has lost none of its power to intrigue and shock”

Monday 4th November 2019

Ben Cherry reviews Don’t Look Now, showing in our cinema until Thursday 7 November.

Halloween may be over, but horror films are for all year round and not just for October 31st. Don’t Look Now is a 1970s classic from arguably the greatest decade of the genre and … Continue Reading

Film review: The Goldfinch – “a beautifully-voiced odyssey through pain and privilege”

Monday 28th October 2019

Helen Tope reviews The Goldfinch, showing in our cinema until Thursday 31 October.

Taking a book from page to screen is no easy task. In adapting such a large, complex book, the temptation is to go simpler; to pare down the ideas. But with Donna Tartt’s novel, … Continue Reading

Film Preview: Judy – “Zellweger nails Garland’s ability to tap into the pain, and just makes it sing”

Monday 28th October 2019

Helen Tope reviews Judy Garland’s biopic Judy, showing in our cinema from Friday 1 November to Thursday 7 November.

After a brief hiatus, it seems that biopics are back. Following on from Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, theatre director Rupert Goold brings us the story of Judy … Continue Reading

Film Preview: The Farewell – “a heart-warming exploration of family, morality and belonging”

Monday 14th October 2019

Alice O’Hare reviews The Farewell, showing in our cinema from Friday 18 to Thursday 24 October. 

One might assume that a film centred around the consequences of lying would be a pretty gritty affair. The Farewell is precisely the former (bolding pronouncing that it is ‘based on … Continue Reading

Film Review: Downton Abbey – “the film hits every sweet spot a Downton fan would want”

Monday 14th October 2019

Helen Tope reviews Downton Abbey, showing in our cinema until Thursday 17 October. We also have a Bringing in Baby screening on Wednesday 16!

A world of elegance and charm, Downton Abbey makes the leap to the big screen with comparative ease. We … Continue Reading

Film Review: A Faithful Man – “a multi-dimensional slice of life that never takes itself too seriously”

Monday 7th October 2019

Alice O’Hare reviews A Faithful Man, showing in our cinema until Thursday 10 October.

In a bold yet simple opening, A Faithful Man (the sophomore effort from director Louis Garrel) plunges us straight into the turmoil of highly likeable Abel (played by Garrel himself). Faced with … Continue Reading

Film Review: Notorious – “What Hitchcock delivers here is a definitive take on the spy thriller.”

Monday 7th October 2019

Helen Tope reviews Notorious, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 9 October.

1946 was a very good year for film. The Big Sleep, Gilda and It’s a Wonderful Life, the medium was most definitely experiencing a post-war high.

Among them sits Hitchcock’s dark thriller, Notorious. Set in Rio … Continue Reading

Film Review: Bait – “a talent to look out for”

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Nigel Watson reviews Bait, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 2 October. All screenings of Bait are currently sold out but because it is so popular we may programme extra screenings in the first week of November. Our November-December programme will be available online from 17th … Continue Reading