Category: Film

Film Review: On Chesil Beach “…it deftly threads the tension wires of social convention”

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Joshua Jones review On Chesil Beach, showing in the PAC cinema until Thursday 28 June. Limited tickets remaining for the last few screenings.

On Chesil Beach is found at a turning point. Between the social austerity of post-war Britain and the burgeoning revolution of attitudes towards … Continue Reading

Film Review: Redoubtable, ‘telling the story of the ultimate modern auteur’

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Helen Tope reviews Redoubtable, showing in our cinema from 15th – 21st June.

Telling the story of the ultimate modern auteur, Redoubtable takes us into the life of Jean-Luc Godard. Set across 1960’s Europe, the film is achingly stylish. The clothes, the interiors; you will want them all. But behind … Continue Reading

Film Review: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist “…at once familiar and confrontational”

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Helen Tope reviews Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist – now showing in the PAC cinema for a limited run of just four screenings.

A couturier with a punk sensibility, Vivienne Westwood’s vision is sumptuous and provocative. The head of a global brand worth an estimated $185 million, Vivienne Westwood … Continue Reading

Film Review: Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, “…refreshing portrayal of the lasting effects of war”

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Regular contributor Eve Jones reviews The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, showing in the PAC cinema until Thursday 31 May. Tickets to the remaining screenings are available here.

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Mike Newell (Four Weddings and A Funeral, Mona Lisa … Continue Reading

Film Review: Funny Cow, ‘absolutely of the moment, and deadly accurate’

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Helen Tope reviews Funny Cow, a film with real depth beneath the punchline, that tells the story of a female comedian’s struggle to break away from her past. It’s showing in our cinema until 31 May.

Brought up in the post-war slums of Northern England, Funny Cow is … Continue Reading

Film Review: Wonderstruck, “…a refreshing perspective of the world from a minority often overlooked”

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Eve Jones reviews Wonderstruck, Director Todd Haynes’ imaginative adaptation of Brian Selznick’s acclaimed novel, which is showing in the PAC cinema until Thursday 17 May. Tickets available on our website…

Todd Haynes, saw huge success with his 2015 drama, Carol, but as his first directorial … Continue Reading

Film Review: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, “A film packed with incendiary ideas…”

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Helen Tope reviews Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, which screened in the PAC cinema from Saturday 28 April to Wednesday 2 May. 

A film packed with incendiary ideas, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story endeavours to put Lamarr’s accomplishments back in the spotlight.

A film-star at her peak … Continue Reading

Film review: Isle of Dogs, “…deadpan fun and outright kooky treats…”

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Regular contributor Monika Maurer reviews Wes Anderson’s latest adventure, Isle of Dogs. Showing in the PAC cinema from Friday 27 April to Thursday 3 May, tickets are available to book online now.

The word charming doesn’t necessarily spring to mind when watching a film starring a pack of … Continue Reading