Film Review: Ashkal (SAFAR Arab Film Festival)

Wednesday 28th June 2023

Encompassing political and cultural tensions, misogyny and a string of bodies, this Tunisian offering won a Best Director award at The Critic’s Awards for Arab Films for Youssef Chebbi…. Continue Reading

Film Distributor Pat Kelman Introduces Lactopalypse: The Old Man Movie (16/6/23)

Thursday 22nd June 2023

Pat Kelman, Director of Acquisition, Sales and Operations at 606 Distribution, came to Plymouth Arts Cinema on 16th June to introduce The Old Movie: Lactopalyse. Afterwards, he invited the … Continue Reading

Film Review: Midsommar + The Wicker Man = Floral Horror?

Wednesday 14th June 2023

A folk horror mini-season arrives at Plymouth Arts Cinema with one of the greatest British films ever made, The Wicker Man (dir. Robin Hardy, 1973), and a loose, contemporary … Continue Reading

I Get Knocked Down + Q&A with Director Dunstan Bruce (26/5/23)

Tuesday 6th June 2023

We were really pleased to welcome not one, but two former members of Chumbawamba. Paul Greco, bassist in the band from 1992 to 1999, hosted the Q&A with the Director … Continue Reading

Introduction to Amelie – “Its sense of joie de vivre is still as bracing, and as fresh”

Wednesday 31st May 2023

A glorious, whimsical love letter, the French film Amélie sets its heart on convincing the cynics among us that romance – real, honest-to-goodness romance – is still very much alive in … Continue Reading

Film Review: Plan 75 – “a cold, hard look at the impact of voluntary euthanasia”

Thursday 25th May 2023

To cope with an ageing population the Japanese government, in a not too-distant future, instigates Plan 75. The scheme gives 1,000 dollars to anyone over the age of 75 … Continue Reading

Film Review: Polite Society – “Many references to Lollywood and Bollywood, with the wryness that is a trademark of British cinema”

Wednesday 17th May 2023

Filmed in various locations across South-East London, Polite Society is an enjoyable film citing the importance of sisterhood and friendship.

Directed by British Pakistani screenwriter Nida Manzoor, known for comedy show … Continue Reading

Film Review – Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom

Wednesday 26th April 2023

A winner of multiple awards, and nominated for Best International Feature at the 2022 Oscars, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is both a charming tale of self-discovery, and an … Continue Reading

Vermeer on Film

Wednesday 26th April 2023

Dubbed a “once in a lifetime” event, the Rijksmuseum’s exhibition, Vermeer, has been a huge success. It is the most comprehensive gathering of Vermeer … Continue Reading

Film Review: Raging Bull – “about the kid who fought all the way up to be world champion, only to slide down the other side just as readily”

Tuesday 18th April 2023

I first saw Raging Bull in the early nineties, on an actual black-and-white TV (so I missed the occasional spurt of colour within it). … Continue Reading

Film review: The Beasts – “a microcosm of global tensions”

Wednesday 12th April 2023

Rural life in a small Spanish village in the mountainous Galician region is hard work, but that is nothing compared with dealing with your neighbours. Middle-aged Antoine Denis (Denis Ménochet) … Continue Reading

Film review: Eo

Monday 13th March 2023


Reviewed by Imogen Parkin

EO is both a sombre look at animal cruelty and a mind-bending journey into the mind of director Jerzy Skolimowski.

With a strong anti-animal cruelty message, the audience … Continue Reading

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