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


Thursday 1st June 2023

Related event: The Lion King (U) + Short Film Thursday 1st June 2023

Culture Connectors Collectives was a collaboration between Plymouth City Council, Youth Justice Service, Plymouth Arts Cinema, Plymouth’s independent … 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

Film review: Nostalgia

Monday 13th March 2023


Reviewed by Nigel Watson
Returning to his hometown of Naples after living abroad for 40 years, Felice Lasco walks the streets and alleyways of his old neighbourhood. Nothing much has … Continue Reading

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