Category: Film

Film Review: The Handmaiden “obedience and rebellion; sound and silence; sensuality and perversion”

Monday 22nd May 2017

Regular contributor Helen Tope has reviewed Chan-Wook Park’s film The Handmaiden which is currently showing in the PAC cinema until Thursday 25 May. Limited tickets remain for this weeks screenings, book now to avoid missing out!

The Handmaiden is a South Korean film based on the novel … Continue Reading

Film Review: Lady Macbeth “humanity at its most malicious and Darwinian”

Saturday 20th May 2017

Ieuan Jones has reviewed Lady Macbeth, starring Florence Pugh, ahead of the screenings at PAC cinema. The film will be showing from Friday 26 – Thursday 31 May, tickets are available now.

The Lady Macbeth of the title is not the Shakespeare character, though there is plenty of … Continue Reading

“A taste of the sea on film” – Nigel Watson reviews Celluloid Sail screening of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Regular Contributor Nigel Watson reviews the Celluloid Sail screening of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, an event presented by Plymouth Arts Centre and Compass Presents in partnership with the BFI and part of the ‘Britain on Film’ season of archive events, supported by Unlocking Film … Continue Reading

Live Theatre Review: Obsession

Saturday 13th May 2017

Rebecca Turpin has reviewed the NT Live Theatre screening of Obsession. Our next live theatre event is National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, starring Imelda Staunton. Tickets are available to book now.

Obsession is Belgian Director Ivo Van Hove’s new stage adaptation of Visconti’s first feature … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Lost City of Z ‘an old fashioned epic’

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Lost City of Z is in the Cinema until Wed 10 May. Usher and regular contributor Ben Cherry reviewed the film.

Exploring the unknown has been the basis for many stories in cinema. From Sci-fi films such as Alien or Interstellar, to the action adventure Indiana Jones series. The Lost … Continue Reading

Live Theatre Review: Julius Caesar

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Regular contributor Helen Tope has reviewed the RSC Live Theatre screening of Julius Caesar. Our next live theatre event is National Theatre Live: Obsession starring Jude Law. Tickets are available to book now.

With a story so well-known, in Julius Caesar, it’s not what you say, but how … Continue Reading

Film Review: A Quiet Passion ‘precocious, sharp, pensive and witty’

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Review of A Quiet Passion, by Ieuan Jones. Showing in our cinema 28 April – 4 May, tickets available now.

Allow me a moment or two to make the case for Terence Davies to stand among the greatest living British filmmakers. Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Danny Boyle and co … Continue Reading

Film Review: Personal Shopper ‘Maureen is a very complex character, and throughout the film she is dealing with the grief of losing someone close’

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Review of Personal Shopper, by Ben Cherry. It’s showing in our cinema until Thursday 27 April.

Personal Shopper is a film that I had little knowledge of however I was intrigued by the premise and the film had generated a lot of buzz at last year’s Cannes film festival. Needless … Continue Reading