Category: Film

Scribe: A Modern Thriller With A Retro Sensibility

Tuesday 19th September 2017

The film tells the story of Duval, a former insurance clerk, whose life has been brought to near-ruin by his addiction to alcohol. We meet him, one year sober, and looking for work.

Scribe is showing in the cinema from 15 – 21 September. Helen Tope reviews.

As a middle-aged … Continue Reading

Film Review: My Cousin Rachel ‘When in doubt, head for Du Maurier’

Tuesday 18th July 2017

When in doubt, head for Du Maurier. That must surely be on the mind of anyone looking to cut their teeth with some serious filmmaking chops, as Daphne’s books have all the necessary thrills and spills to satisfy many a cinematic palate. From these works we have had … Continue Reading

Barry Norman: The Face of Film On TV

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Barry Norman was the most popular and best recognised film reviewer on British TV for more than two decades. Here’s regular reviewer Nigel Watson’s tribute to him.

It all began when the BBC created a film review show called Film 71, which offered the chance for new faces on TV to pontificate … Continue Reading

Film Review: Cezanne and I tells the story of one of art’s most famous friendships

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Helen Tope reviews Cezanne and I. It’s showing in the cinema until 6 July.

Cezanne and I tells the story of one of art’s most famous friendships. Meeting during their childhood, the novelist Emile Zola and the artist Paul Cezanne become friends, but as they grow up and enter the … Continue Reading

Film Review: Manhattan, “Woody Allen’s love letter to the city”

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Regular contributor Nigel Watson reviews Woody Allen’s classic film Manhattan, ahead of it’s screening at Plymouth Arts Centre from Friday 23 – Thursday 29 June. Tickets are available to book now.

Manhattan is best known as Woody Allen’s love letter to the city. The opening sequence shows off … Continue Reading

Film Review: Mad to be Normal, “David Tennant perfectly captures the charisma and frustrations of Laing”

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Nigel Watson reviews Mad To Be Normal, starring David Tennant. Screening until Thursday 15 June, tickets are available on our website.

Robert Mullan’s film focuses on R. D. Laing’s controversial time at Kingsley Hall, a psychiatric community project in the East End of London, which ran from 1965 … Continue Reading

Plymouth Film Festival Reviewed

Wednesday 7th June 2017


The Fourth annual Plymouth Film Festival was hosted at Plymouth Arts Centre on May 27-28 2017, showcasing a collection of world-class short films and features. With a range of categories such as You Only Live Once, Family Affairs and Random Acts featuring a diverse set of genres, the PFF audience … Continue Reading

Film Review: Heal The Living

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Heal the Living is showing in our cinema until Thursday 8 June. Ieuan Jones has reviewed it for us.

Tragedy strikes at the beginning of Katell Quillévéré’s Heal the Living, when a young man, Simon (Gabin Verdet) is involved in an accident on the … Continue Reading