Category: Film

Film Review: Peterloo  – “An absorbing and thoughtful slice of history”

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Nigel Watson reviews Peterloo, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Saturday (tickets available here). 

After twenty years of war and the eventual defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Britain although victorious, is in a very unstable state. The inequalities in the nation are highlighted by the fact that the House … Continue Reading

Film Review: Widows – “Another exceptional addition to Steve McQueen’s filmography”

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Ben Cherry reviews Widows, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Saturday (tickets available here). 

A film by Steve McQueen is something to get excited about. Hunger, Shame and 12 Years a Slave are three of the best films of the last decade.  All three films tell human but emotionally … Continue Reading

Film Review: Fahrenheit 11/9 – “a new documentary most definitely worth its time, probing questions not just of the lunacy of the right, but also the […] shortcomings of the modern left”

Monday 19th November 2018

Beau Waycott reviews Fahrenheit 11/9, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here).

Fahrenheit 11/9 is American documentarian Michael Moore’s attempt to answer the ever-present questions of Trump’s presidency: ‘how the fuck did we get here?’, and ‘how the fuck do we get out?’. With direct (and … Continue Reading

Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody – “As a musical celebration, it absolutely soars”

Monday 19th November 2018

Helen Tope reviews Bohemian Rhapsody, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (limited tickets available here). 

On 13 July 1985, rock band Queen took to the stage at Wembley Stadium. Taking part in Live Aid, a benefit concert spearheaded by Bob Geldof, each act was allowed twenty minutes to … Continue Reading

Film Review: First Man – “a beautifully balanced piece of work, detailing just what it took to put Man on the Moon”

Monday 12th November 2018

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

The challenge in making a film about space travel is how to make it human. Astonishing technical feats; pilots at the peak of mental and physical perfection – excellence may be laudable, but it’s … Continue Reading

Film Review: Black ’47 – “This Irish Famine era epic effortlessly combines elements of the Western genre and the revenge thriller”

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Nigel Watson reviews Black 47’, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Fenney, a Connaught Ranger, played by James Frecheville, returning to his home town of Connemara, is shocked to find it devastated by the potato famine, starvation and disease. Making things even worse the English … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Happy Prince – “Bold, vibrant and unbreakable – The Happy Prince celebrates a voice that cannot be silenced.”

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Happy Prince, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Oscar Wilde is a gift for film-makers – vivacious, charming and always ready with a one-liner, he could have been created for cinema. The story of his life – a meteoric rise to … Continue Reading