Spectre is showing in Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from 27 Nov – 3 Dec.
Bond has survived all attempts on his life by the world’s most determined assassins; he’s walked away from car, aircraft, spacecraft, shipwrecks and dodged innumerable bombs and bullets. He’s virtually indestructible.
Abel Ferrara’s film devotes itself to exploring the last day of film director Pier Pablo Pasolini’s life. The Italian writer, poet, film director and intellectual was a Marxist who attacked the ruling Christian Democratic party for being in league with the mafia, and his films upset the Vatican who accused … Continue Reading
My job entails watching many, many films. All the time. People envy us Film Programmers but believe me when I say we have to wade through hours and hours of drivel before we find films that make us glad we do what we do. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job … Continue Reading
Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night describes itself as “the first Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western”, a vivid and eccentric tagline for a very vivid and … Continue Reading
Emily Jones from the Alzheimer’s Society reviews Still Alice and the changing face of Alzheimer’s in our culture.
Still Alice powerfully captures the personal journey of dementia and it is rare to see Alzheimer’s portrayed so accurately in film. While awareness of dementia has certainly improved in recent years, people with the … Continue Reading
Review of Civil Rights Movement film Selma, showing in Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema from 20-26 March.
This past month has seen the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery marches, a landmark in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, now dramatized by Ava DuVernay in Selma. These marches ostensibly sought to achieve better … Continue Reading