After announcing himself with Amores Perros in 2000, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Babel marked his transformation from darling of world cinema to respected Hollywood auteur. That film’s glacial pace and emotional chilliness stand in marked contrast to Birdman, his latest film in the English language: this is a hyperactive shot in … Continue Reading
One of the most important films to come out of Russia in recent years, Leviathan is visually majestic, philosophically illuminating and hauntingly poignant. Through all of this, it has a simple yet engaging story to tell; that of the common man struggling against … Continue Reading
This January Plymouth Arts Centre held a sold-out screening of The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, with an introduction by the Plymouth-based composer, Simon Dobson. Ieuan Jones was there to review the event.
Plymouth Herald’s Emily Smith tells us why Withnail and I is one of her favourite films.
Withnail and I is a classic – it’s also one of those films that you watch when studying at university, start dating a super trendy boyfriend who says ‘you must watch this film’, or you … Continue Reading
20,000 Days on Earth, British artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s film about songwriter and performer Nick Cave, is an outstanding example of its genre. This comes as something of a relief, since big screen treatments of popular music frequently prove to be disappointingly anodyne, often working out like fan-pleasing … Continue Reading