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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

Eo

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

Nostalgia

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

Film review: Women Talking – “an act of female imagination”

Tuesday 7th March 2023

Starting with a premise, Women Talking presents us with a single phrase: “What follows is an act of female imagination”. 

Taken from the novel by Miriam Toews, director and … Continue Reading

Plymouth Arts Cinema Celebrates £30,000 in Grant Funding Awards

Wednesday 15th February 2023

Plymouth Arts Cinema has been awarded two core funding grants, totalling £30,000. The independent cinema is to receive £10,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and £20,000 from the Foyle Foundation.

Anna … Continue Reading

Film review: The Fabelmans – “a perfect homage to the process of moviemaking”

Tuesday 14th February 2023

A train smashes into a car and sends it cartwheeling into the sky. That scene in Cecil B. deMille’s ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ made the audience gasp, amongst them, … Continue Reading

Film Review: All The Beauty and the Bloodshed – “A film to put fire in your belly!”

Tuesday 14th February 2023

As a former grungy, and slightly pretentious, fine art student I have long been a fan of Nan Goldin’s photography. Goldin’s honest, unflinching but also loving style of … Continue Reading

The best in new Japanese cinema at PAC this month

Tuesday 7th February 2023

Over the last few years, Japanese culture has exploded into the UK mainstream, and cinema is no exception. This year, on its 20th birthday, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme … Continue Reading

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