Category: Film

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading