Category: Film

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

Open Air Cinema Preview: ‘Alien’ – a stylish science-fiction horror film that cleverly leaves much to our imagination and exploits our fears of what lurks in the bleak infinity of outer space

Monday 15th July 2019

Regular blog contributor Nigel Watson introduces us to Alien, which will be screened at Tinside Lido on Friday 23 August as part of our Open Air Cinema season. 

‘Alien’ is a stylish science-fiction horror film that cleverly leaves much to our imagination and … Continue Reading

Film Review: Rafiki – “The film is not only stirring the heart but fascinating the audience’s eyes in moving scenes.”

Monday 8th July 2019

Jack Hobson reviews Rafiki, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 10 July. 

It is undeniably difficult to not be drawn into the concept of Wanuri Kahiu’s most recent directoral work – a defiant lesbian romance film, initially banned within its home country of Kenya, only lifted when … Continue Reading

Film Review: Kind Hearts and Coronets – “70 years after its first release this classic Ealing Studio film is still entertaining, imaginative and funny.”

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Nigel Watson reviews restored classic Kind Hearts and Coronets, showing in our cinema from Friday 5 to Thursday 11 July.
70 years after its first release this classic Ealing Studio film is still entertaining, imaginative and funny. Most of the comedy is derived from the … Continue Reading

Film Review: Late Night – “With a script that’s racy, daring and peppered with laugh-out-loud jokes, Late Night announces the death knell for the notion that women aren’t funny.”

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Helen Tope reviews Late Night, showing in our cinema until Thursday 4 July.

Television has always made a good subject for film: Network, Good Night and Good Luck – there is a thrill at being allowed behind the scenes – the mechanics, the politics –  that satisfies … Continue Reading

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 odds. Adversity is put in its place – our star takes to the stage, plays their song and the world … 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 Elton John’s life story, that like the Rocketman of the film’s title, sensationally blasts across the screen in a blur … 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 for us here.

Both films are showing in our cinema until Wednesday 12 June. 

 

Tolkien

Bedtime stories of dragons and glory told … Continue Reading