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Film Review: Pleasure – ethical adult entertainment and workplace dramas.

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Pleasure is an honest look at the adult film industry through the eyes of ambitious newcomer Bella Cherry.

The film is beautifully shot, full of beautiful people … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Quiet Girl – “crafted with so much love and care it’s almost palpable.”

Tuesday 12th July 2022

There’s an old phrase from the 12th century that states “Blood is thicker than water”, effectively stating that the relationship between a mother and … Continue Reading

Film Review: The French Dispatch – coming to Open Air Cinema at Tinside Lido!

Tuesday 12th July 2022

In 2003 The New Yorker received a request from Wes Anderson’s team requesting to buy their entire archive. Of course it was not for sale, however this marked … Continue Reading

Film Review: Elvis – “has an incandescent quality that lifts it away from ordinary biopic”

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Elvis Presley – the man and the music – reached a level of fame almost unattainable prior to the digital age. A truly domestic artist (he never toured abroad), at … Continue Reading

Dress Code – an evening of vintage cinema fashion

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Anna Navas, director and film programmer at Plymouth Arts Cinema, introduced a themed evening to explore costume and fashion in the cinema, inspired by the Dress Code exhibition at The … Continue Reading

Film Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once – “a psychedelic wild ride”

Tuesday 5th July 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a genre-busting sci-fi adventure.

The story starts simply enough. Chinese-American laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (played by Michelle Yeoh) is exhausted. Between looking after … Continue Reading

Happy Volunteers’ Week 2022!

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Plymouth Arts Cinema would not be here without its amazing and dedicated team of volunteers.

To mark Volunteers’ Week 2022, we asked them for their stories: why they volunteer at PAC, … Continue Reading

Bernard Samuels, Director of Plymouth Arts Centre 1971-96

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Everyone at Plymouth Arts Cinema was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bernard Samuels yesterday. Bernard was the hugely influential Director of Plymouth Arts Centre between 1971-96 and … Continue Reading

Film Review: Happening – “Vartolomei conveys the devastation of a life coming apart with absolute precision”

Thursday 26th May 2022

An unflinching account of a young woman trying to secure an abortion in 1960’s France, Happening is based on the novel L’evenement by Annie Ernaux. The book retells her own experiences, when she found … Continue Reading

Film Review: Downton Abbey: A New Era – “This is pure cinematic escapism”

Wednesday 18th May 2022

Giving fans more of the same is often a sign that a film franchise has run out of ideas. However, when it comes to Downton Abbey, these rules do not apply. … Continue Reading

Film Review: Playground – “even doing the right thing can be a wrong move”

Tuesday 10th May 2022

A complex study of childhood loyalties, Playground looks at the uncomfortable truths behind what are supposed to be the best days of our lives.

Reviewed by Helen Tope

Director and … Continue Reading

Film Review: Operation Mincemeat – “fiction is a powerful weapon of war”

Tuesday 10th May 2022

Reviewed by Nigel Watson

In 1943 Operation Mincemeat was instigated to convince the Nazis that the Allies were planning to invade Greece rather than their intended target of Sicily…. Continue Reading

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