Category: Film

Film Review – I, Tonya “Bleak, honest and very, very funny”

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Regular contributor Helen Tope reviews I, Tonya, showing in the PAC cinema until Thursday 12 April. 

Satire gliding on a knife-edge, I, Tonya tells the story of American figure skater Tonya Harding. At her sporting best during the 1990’s, Harding took on – and mastered – the triple … Continue Reading

Journey’s End review: a potent reminder of the horrors of war

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Journey’s End is showing in the cinema in Plymouth Arts Centre until Saturday 31 March. 
This is a powerful study of men coping with life in the trenches of northern France, during the First World War, when the Germans were preparing to make what became known … Continue Reading

Film Review: Loveless, “Loveless is, like a form of surgery, painful but necessary.”

Sunday 25th March 2018

Ieuan Jones reviews Loveless, showing in the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from 31 March – 4 April. Tickets are available to book now, with just three screenings available we recommend booking early.

Andrey Zvyagintsev has a growing reputation not just as a director but as modern Russia’s … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Shape of Water, “The misfits become pawns in the game of the power hungry…”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Ieuan Jones reviews The Shape of Water, screening in the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from 23 March – 5 April. Tickets are available to book now, and we anticipate some screenings will sell out so be sure to book early.

So, the golden statuettes have all been handed … Continue Reading

Film Review: Lady Bird, “…wincingly funny and wistfully sentimental”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Beau Waycott reviews Lady Bird, screening in the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from 16 March – 23 March. Limited tickets remain for the final screenings, book early to avoid missing out.

Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s solo debut is a wincingly funny and wistfully sentimental bildungsroman comedy. Unique experiences of … Continue Reading

Event Review: Mia Bays and Anna Smith A&Q event, “…a rally to agitate over gender equality in film”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we invited Oscar winning film producer Mia Bays and top film critic Anna Smith to introduce a screening of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

Mia and Anna also took the opportunity to launch the new Birds Eye View influencer programme – … Continue Reading

Film Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, “…a sympathetic portrayal of people coping with a world that does not understand them”

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Regular contributor Nigel Watson reviews Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, which screened at the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from the 13 – 21 March 2018. *Please note – this review contains mild spoilers.*

It is quite surprising to learn that the hugely popular Wonder Woman super heroine was … Continue Reading

Live Cinema Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Regular contributor Nigel Watson reviews the recent screening of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, part of our live cinema programme. Our next live cinema screening is NT Live: Julius Caesar on Thursday 22 March.
This live recording of the play, which ran at the Young Vic in … Continue Reading