Category: Film

Film Review: The Happy Prince – “Bold, vibrant and unbreakable – The Happy Prince celebrates a voice that cannot be silenced.”

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Happy Prince, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Oscar Wilde is a gift for film-makers – vivacious, charming and always ready with a one-liner, he could have been created for cinema. The story of his life – a meteoric rise to … Continue Reading

Film Review: American Animals– “True crime documentaries are going through a golden age and this film is another great addition to the genre.”

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Ben Cherry reviews American Animals, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Films based on a true story have always been popular. Recently, films based on a true story try to subvert the usual biopic tropes, with the characters talking directly to the audience and commenting … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Wife – “a brilliant study of ambition, talent and the ego needed to drive them forward”

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Wife, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (limited tickets available here). 

Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife tells the story of Joe and Joan Castleman. Joe, a writer of international standing, has been notified that he was won the Nobel Prize … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Little Stranger “an elegant, slow-burn gothic horror”

Monday 22nd October 2018

Caroline Morley reviews The Little Stranger, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

“This house works on people” muses an enigmatic Charlotte Rampling in director Lenny Abrahamson’s follow up to his 2015 critically-acclaimed film, Room. Adapted by Lucinda Coxon and based on Sarah Waters’s 2009 novel, … Continue Reading

Film Review: Cold War “Shot in beautifully-textured black and white, Cold War is a love letter to post-war Europe.”

Monday 22nd October 2018

Helen Tope reviews Cold War, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Against the backdrop of communist Poland, Cold War is a love story that travels across Europe, going behind and beyond the Iron Curtain. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida, The Woman in the Fifth), Cold … Continue Reading

Film review: The Seagull “The cast […] deliver uniformly outstanding performances, lifting the film from the faintly ridiculous to the sublime.”

Monday 15th October 2018

Caroline Morley reviews The Seagull, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

At one point in Stephen Karam’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, a forlorn, lovesick Masha (Elisabeth Moss) proclaims that unrequited love only happens in novels. And indeed, this new version of … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Children Act “Studies of middle-aged women in Hollywood are rare, but The Children Act makes a compelling case for why we should see more.”

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Children Act, showing this week at Plymouth Arts Centre (all performances are sold out). 

A portrait of inner life, Ian McEwan’s novel The Children Act shouldn’t translate onto film, but with previous form such as Enduring Love and Atonement, McEwan’s dark, acerbic vision lends itself all … Continue Reading

Changes to our Opening Hours

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Changes to our Building and Box Office opening hours from Tuesday  2 October 2018

– Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Box Office phone line open from 3pm to 8.30pm. Building and Box Office counter open from 5pm to 8.30pm.

– Wednesday and Saturday: Building, Box Office phone line and counter open from 1pm … Continue Reading