Film Review: Green Book – “a warm, funny and incredibly likeable film”
Tuesday 26th February 2019
Reviewed here by Ben Cherry, Green Book is showing in our cinema until Thursday 28 February. Thursday’s performance is sold out but there are still a few tickets remaining for tonight’s screening (Tuesday 26).
The Oscar season is officially over. The prestigious award show aired last …
Film Review: Lizzie – “As a piece of evocative film-making, Lizzie thoroughly succeeds”
Monday 18th February 2019
Reviewed here by Helen Tope, Lizzie is showing in our cinema until Thursday 21 February.
If you’re watching Lizzie, chances are you already know the story. On 4 August 1892, Thomas and Abby Borden were found murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Bludgeoned with an axe from their …
Film Review: Colette – “A fascinating study of how ownership of words can shape a fortune”
Tuesday 5th February 2019
Reviewed here by Helen Tope, Colette is showing in our cinema until Thursday 7 February.
Telling the story of a literary sensation, Colette takes us to the heart of how a writer is created.
We meet Sidionie-Gabrielle Colette as a girl about to get married. Her beloved, Henry Gauthier-Villars (known …
The Favourite: ‘smart, elegant and deliciously foul’
Wednesday 30th January 2019
In the cinema from 25th Jan – 7th Feb, Helen Tope reviews this week’s film, 10 times Oscar-nominated The Favourite.
A comedy of manners, The Favourite is smart, elegant and deliciously foul. Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth) has form in creating absurdist worlds. Taking the formula of …
Film Review: Disobedience, ‘a film of rare intelligence’
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Reviewed here by Helen Tope, Disobedience is showing in our cinema from 12th – 17th January.
A film of rare intelligence, Disobedience explores a love affair that threatens to tear a community apart.
Set within an Orthodox Jewish community in North London, the sudden death of community leader Rav Krushka means …
Film Review: Waru – “an immersive and hypnotic piece of filmmaking, dazzling in its vulnerability, urgency and boldness”.
Thursday 29th November 2018
Caroline Morley reviews Waru, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Satur…
Film Review: Peterloo – “An absorbing and thoughtful slice of history”
Tuesday 27th November 2018
Nigel Watson reviews Peterloo, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Saturday (tickets available here).
After twenty years of war and the eventual defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Britain although victorious, is in a very unstable state. The inequalities in the nation are highlighted by the fact that the House …
Film Review: Widows – “Another exceptional addition to Steve McQueen’s filmography”
Tuesday 27th November 2018
Ben Cherry reviews Widows, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Saturday (tickets available here).
A film by Steve McQueen is something to get excited about. Hunger, Shame and 12 Years a Slave are three of the best films of the last decade. All three films tell human but emotionally …