Category: Film

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

Film review: Wild Rose – “Nothing more is required than three chords and the truth.”

Tuesday 7th May 2019

Wild Rose, reviewed here by Helen Tope, is showing in our cinema until Saturday 11 May.

Rough, tough and just out of prison, Rose-Lynn Harlan dreams of becoming Country music’s next superstar. Raised and living in Glasgow, Rose’s ambition – to travel to Nashville and make it … Continue Reading

Film Review: “At Eternity’s Gate may tread familiar ground, but it succeeds in its determination to make us look again at Van Gogh’s art.”

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Helen Tope reviews At Eternity’s Gate, showing in our cinema until Thursday, including a Bringing in Baby screening on Wednesday.

Drawing on the final years of Vincent Van Gogh’s life, artist and director Julian Schnabel returns to the screen with this stylish … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Kindergarten Teacher – “In a study of a woman tipping into chaos and unreality, Gyllenhaal gives the performance of her career.”

Monday 8th April 2019

Helen Tope reviews The Kindergarten Teacher, showing in our cinema until Thursday, including a special Reclaim the Frame screening with intro, Q&A and poetry workshop on Tuesday.

Set in a New York school, The Kindergarten Teacher takes us into a gentle world of routine. The … Continue Reading

Film Review: RBG – “As a feminist documentary, RBG wins in on every score”

Monday 18th March 2019

Helen Tope reviews RBG, showing in our cinema until Thursday 21 March.

In a career spanning 60 years, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg – tough, gutsy and unapologetically liberal – has become an icon. In a new documentary, RBG explores the motivation of an 86-year-old woman, still working at … Continue Reading

Film Review: If Beale Street Could Talk – “a mature, thoughtful and beautiful piece of work“

Monday 18th March 2019

Ben Cherry reviews If Beale Street Could Talk, showing in our cinema until Thursday 21 March.

Barry Jenkins is a pretty big deal in Hollywood. After some success from his debut film Medicine for Melancholy in 2008, it took a further eight years without a full-length feature to his name, … Continue Reading