Category: Film

Phantom Thread Review: every moment shimmers

Thursday 8th March 2018

Nominated for six Oscars, Phantom Thread walked away with the award for Best Costume Design. It is showing in our cinema from 2-10 March. Review by Joshua Jones

This marks a departure for celebrated director P.T. Anderson. The distance between Boogie Nights (1997) and The Phantom Thread seems at first … Continue Reading

Jupiter’s Moon and the new Hungarian Cinema

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Hungarian cinema really is on a roll at the moment. The kind of magical realist films coming from there right now are proving to be something of an antidote to the more gritty cinema of its neighbours, Romania and Poland. One of the standout films of last year, Ildikó Enyedi’s … Continue Reading

Film Review of Darkest Hour: what gives Churchill a firm mandate to carry on fighting is the attitude of the British people.

Tuesday 20th February 2018

With two BAFTA Awards and six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Darkest Hour is showing in the cinema until 8 March. Reviewed by Nigel Watson.
Hitler’s war machine is blasting its way to the French coast sending both French and British armies into full retreat, and … Continue Reading

Film Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri “from boiler-suited bravado to crumpled vulnerability in the blink of an eye”

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Jemima Laing reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – currently showing in the PAC cinema, with limited tickets available for the remaining screenings.

Mildred Hayes knows the power of the billboard.

Perhaps her decision to buy up the titular hoardings is a nod to her character’s … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Disaster Artist “Disaster is surely the most spectacular art.’

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Screened in the Plymouth Arts Centre cinema from Friday 26 January – Thursday 1 February, contributor J. Jones reviews The Disaster Artist…

How many films of the last two decades can be said to survive the onslaught of time? How many so celebrated are so easily forgotten? It … Continue Reading

Oscar-Winning Producer Mia Bays to visit Plymouth Arts Centre to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Plymouth Arts Centre has scheduled a programme of screenings and talks with leading figures in the film industry to discuss the significant roles available to women in film.

On Thursday 8 March, a free screening for school students aged 16-19 of the award-winning film … Continue Reading

Film Review: Happy End “…a film that serves to both unsettle and entrance its spectators”

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Contributor Eve Jones reviews Happy End from director Michael Haneke, showing in the PAC cinema until Thursday 25 January – limited tickets remaining.

Warning: contains narrative spoilers

Michael Haneke delivers a mystifying and bitter depiction of bourgeois nihilism that will make you laugh because you don’t really … Continue Reading

Guest Blog from Eve Jones: “…Nothing compares to total cinematic immersion”

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Guest blogger Eve Jones discusses the pitfalls of rising ticket prices, and the importance of escaping to the cinema.

According to 2017 BFI statistics, the largest cinema-going audience is 15-24 year olds (29%) but this is also the age group with the … Continue Reading