Category: Film

Film Review: Vita and Virginia

Monday 9th September 2019

Helen Tope reviews Vita and Virginia, showing one last time in our cinema on Tuesday 10 September at 6pm. 

Based on her 1992 play, Eileen Atkins brings her one-woman show to the screen. The story of how Virginia Woolf meets Vita Sackville West should be an easy … Continue Reading

Open Air Cinema Preview: Captain Marvel – “an out-of-this-world story with a whole heap of humanity”

Thursday 29th August 2019

Alice O’Hare’s first contribution to our blog is a review of Captain Marvel, which will be screened at Royal William Yard on Thursday 12 September as part of our Open Air Cinema season. 
Combining glossy and slick … Continue Reading

Film Review: Yesterday – “a joyful celebration of The Beatles music without The Beatles”

Monday 29th July 2019

Nigel Watson reviews Yesterday, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 31 July. 
Yesterday is a joyful celebration of The Beatles music without The Beatles. This is all because solar flares cause a worldwide power cut that mysteriously changes history, and as a consequence … Continue Reading

Film Review: Tucked – “one of those British films that we do so well”

Monday 29th July 2019

Helen Tope reviews Tucked, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 31 July.

Set in Brighton, Tucked tells the story of an unlikely friendship. Jackie is a 74-year-old drag queen, the star turn at a local club. His set features jokes – the ruder the better – and … Continue Reading

Film Review: A Season in France – “Held in gentle elegance throughout, A Season in France rages beneath its polished exterior.”

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Beau Waycott reviews A Season in France, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 24 July.

Held in gentle elegance throughout, A Season in France rages beneath its polished exterior. Mahamat Saleh Haroun, former jury member of the Cannes Film Festival, has … Continue Reading

Open Air Cinema Preview: ‘The Birds’ – “The Birds not only remains a high point in Hitchcock’s career, but it has managed to evolve with its audience. Haunting and uncompromising, this film is Hitchcock’s vision at its clearest.”

Monday 22nd July 2019

Regular blog contributor Helen Tope introduces us to The Birds, one of her favourite Hitchcock films, which will be screened at Tinside Lido on Sunday 25 August as part of our Open Air Cinema season. 

It’s 1960, and director Alfred Hitchcock is riding high after his … Continue Reading

Film Review: Sometimes Always Never – “A layered, complex study of family ties, and what happens when those bonds are broken, Bill Nighy leads a cast of extraordinary performances.”

Monday 22nd July 2019

Helen Tope reviews Sometimes Always Never, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 24 July.

Full of quirky detail, Sometimes Always Never begins with images scattered across the screen. Seventies décor, ornaments and games hint at an interior life, stuck firmly in the past.

We meet Alan (Bill Nighy) … Continue Reading

Film Review: In Safe Hands – “an emotional masterpiece”

Monday 15th July 2019

Jack Hobson reviews In Safe Hands, showing in our cinema until Thursday 18 July. 
This French adoption drama, directed by Jeanne Henry, is an emotional masterpiece. The almost two hour film documents the important first months of a baby’s life. Given up for … Continue Reading