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The Playlist Date – Ali & Ava and Manon & Mason

Friday 25th March 2022

Watching the film Ali & Ava reminded us of our first date which just so happens to be exactly 5 years ago today, the day Plymouth Arts Cinema starts … Continue Reading

Film Review: Ali & Ava – “Music is the heartbeat of the film”

Thursday 10th March 2022

A sweetly ambiguous love story, British film Ali & Ava is already making an impact. Nominated for two BAFTAs, Ali & Ava not only showcases home-grown talent, it gives a … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Souvenir II – “beautifully made… but I just didn’t get it”

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

We have honest conversations about films and our programme is designed to challenge as well as entertain! Our reviewer wasn’t impressed by this one – do you agree, or would … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Duke -“the true story of a web of lies”

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

A life affirming story of the theft of Goya’s The Duke painting from the National Gallery in 1961 that reveals Kempton Bunton’s well-intentioned web of lies, secrets and fantasy.

Reviewed by … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Tragedy of Macbeth – “the casting is superb”

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

By Helen Tope

The story itself is familiar enough. A Scottish lord, Macbeth, yearns for power. On being told by three witches that he will soon be King, the … Continue Reading

Film Review: Boiling Point – “Carefully crafted, and building tension that sears to the touch”

Tuesday 1st February 2022

Reviewed by Helen Tope

Filmed in one continuous shot, Boiling Point captures the hectic buzz of restaurant life. We follow head chef Andy Jones, as … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain – “A lively and electrifying biopic”

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Reviewed by Nigel Watson

Before the First World War, Louis was famous for his detailed and whimsical illustrations of cats but through a series of personal tragedies, bad financial … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Lost Daughter – “a film not just about character, but atmosphere”

Tuesday 11th January 2022

by Helen Tope

A dark, unsettling film, The Lost Daughter looks at the complicated, ambiguous relationship between mothers and daughters. Centered on the female experience, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Kindergarten Teacher, … Continue Reading

Film Review: West Side Story – “a glorious watch”

Tuesday 11th January 2022

by Jemima Laing

My Dad and I have many shared enthusiasms, politics (perennial), Wordle (current) and, above all things, musicals. In my endlessly rewritten Desert Island Discs list (should fame unexpectedly … Continue Reading

Film Review: Bad Luck Banging – “an unforgettable experience”

Tuesday 11th January 2022

by Helen Tope

Highly charged and confrontational, Bad Luck Banging promises you an unforgettable experience. Directed and written by Romanian film-maker Radu Jude, the film … Continue Reading

Goodbye 2021

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

by Anna Navas

Well, we are at that time of year when we usually look back on a packed year of screenings, contemplate the highs and the lows and look ahead … Continue Reading

Film Review: Last Night In Soho “A twisting and terrifying journey through the streets of London”

Wednesday 15th December 2021

By Nigel Watson

Last Night In Soho is screening at Plymouth Arts Cinema from 10 – 16 December.

Ellie lives with her Granny in Cornwall, and through her inspiration she … Continue Reading

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