Category: Film

Film Review: Cold War “Shot in beautifully-textured black and white, Cold War is a love letter to post-war Europe.”

Monday 22nd October 2018

Helen Tope reviews Cold War, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Against the backdrop of communist Poland, Cold War is a love story that travels across Europe, going behind and beyond the Iron Curtain. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida, The Woman in the Fifth), Cold … Continue Reading

Film review: The Seagull “The cast […] deliver uniformly outstanding performances, lifting the film from the faintly ridiculous to the sublime.”

Monday 15th October 2018

Caroline Morley reviews The Seagull, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

At one point in Stephen Karam’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, a forlorn, lovesick Masha (Elisabeth Moss) proclaims that unrequited love only happens in novels. And indeed, this new version of … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Children Act “Studies of middle-aged women in Hollywood are rare, but The Children Act makes a compelling case for why we should see more.”

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Children Act, showing this week at Plymouth Arts Centre (all performances are sold out). 

A portrait of inner life, Ian McEwan’s novel The Children Act shouldn’t translate onto film, but with previous form such as Enduring Love and Atonement, McEwan’s dark, acerbic vision lends itself all … Continue Reading

Changes to our Opening Hours

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Changes to our Building and Box Office opening hours from Tuesday  2 October 2018

– Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Box Office phone line open from 3pm to 8.30pm. Building and Box Office counter open from 5pm to 8.30pm.

– Wednesday and Saturday: Building, Box Office phone line and counter open from 1pm … Continue Reading

Open Air Cinema Preview: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – ‘The film isn’t another soulless cash-in sequel (…) and should satisfy fans of the franchise and newcomers.’

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Ben Cherry reviews Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom showing at Royal William Yard on Saturday 15 September as part of our Open Air Cinema season. Standard tickets are available to book online.

It has been twenty-five years since the original Jurassic Park stomped into cinemas … Continue Reading

Open Air Cinema Preview: Isle of Dogs ‘We understand, and perhaps empathise, more with the dogs than we do with the humans’

Friday 7th September 2018

Kieran Rae reviews Wes Anderson’s latest adventure Isle of Dogs showing at Royal William Yard on Thursday 13 September as part of our Open Air Cinema season. VIP and Standard tickets are available to book online. 

“Every day that we were working on this movie, we’d see something in … Continue Reading

Open Air Cinema Preview: The Shape of Water ‘It is a perfect film for now’

Monday 30th July 2018

There is no easy way to introduce The Shape of Water. A love story between a woman and a mythical sea creature, this film announces its oddity right from the start.

The pet project of director Guillermo del Toro, this film has taken years to make. Not least, one imagines, because … Continue Reading