Category: Film

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

Film Review: Eighth Grade – “You will laugh, you will definitely cringe. Eighth Grade does everything it’s supposed to do – and then some.”

Monday 3rd June 2019

Helen Tope reviews Eighth Grade, showing in our cinema until Wednesday 5 June.

Steeling herself to stare down the camera lens, teenager Kayla Day is introduced to us, not in person, but on screen. The picture is imperfect, dropping in and out of focus. Kayla is talking … Continue Reading

Film Review: The World is Yours – “Romain Gavras’ rapid and spunky The World is Yours combines a colourful, comical plot with a pastiche of modern Europe”

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Beau Waycott reviews The World is Yours, showing in our cinema until Thursday.

Romain Gavras’ rapid and spunky The World is Yours combines a colourful, comical plot with a pastiche of modern Europe to create an antithesis to the growing individualism found on the Continent and in … Continue Reading

Film Review: Girl – “a fully-considered story of a transgender teenager”

Monday 13th May 2019

Helen Tope reviews Girl, showing in our cinema until Thursday 16 May.

Based on the true story of ballerina Nora Monsecour, Girl, by Lukas Dhont, is a fascinating retelling of Monsecour’s struggle. In this fictionalised account, we meet 15-year-old Lara. A ballet dancer in training, Belgian-born Lara … Continue Reading