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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

Film Review: Till – “Deadwyler’s omission from the Oscars is hard to explain”

Tuesday 7th February 2023

A searing portrait of racial inequality, Till tells the true life story of teenager, Emmett Till. The film, directed by Chinonye Chukwu, joins him at age 14. Emmett lives happily … Continue Reading

Film Review: Alcarràs – “a heartfelt call to the beauty of the environment”

Wednesday 1st February 2023

Set in the rich and vibrant Catalonian countryside, Alcarràs is the story of the collision between modernisation and tradition, and the disintegration of a close-knit family, living a seemingly idyllic … Continue Reading

Review: Enys Men + Q&A with Director Mark Jenkin

Wednesday 25th January 2023

The sense of an occasion is palpable as Mark Jenkin introduces Enys Men to a full house, and answers questions from the audience after the film. In particular, he is … Continue Reading

Sounds From The Past: Classical Music on Film

Wednesday 25th January 2023

With Tár screening at Plymouth Arts Cinema this week, Helen Tope takes a deep dive into classical music in cinema. 

Dramatic swathes of score, larger-than-life personalities – it’s … Continue Reading

Film Review: Empire of Light “explores the magic of the cinema”

Wednesday 25th January 2023

Cinema is the dark palace of dreams and imagination, a place of entertainment, escapism and enlightenment. You see the world and other worlds through different eyes.The novelist Virginia Woolf in … Continue Reading

Film Review: Lady Chatterley’s Lover – “exposes much more than flesh”

Tuesday 3rd January 2023

There are few books with such a reputation as D.H Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. It has become a byword for literary lasciviousness: the fiercely erotic affair between aristocrat … Continue Reading

Film Review: Emily – “charts how the Brontes became a literary phenomenon”

Tuesday 13th December 2022

Reframing the Emily Bronte story from a revisionist perspective, Frances O’Connor’s biopic steps away from the traditional adaptation and into a blend of truth and myth.

The film shapes the complex, … Continue Reading

Film Review: Neptune Frost – “authentic and genuinely inspiring”

Tuesday 13th December 2022

A truly innovative piece of film-making, the Afro-futurist musical Neptune Frost is daring and transgressive.

Pitched in Burundi, one of the world’s poorest nations, Neptune Frost conceives an alternate reality, a … Continue Reading

Electric Dreams: shock waves through the cinema exhibition sector

Thursday 3rd November 2022

The news announced earlier that Wolverhampton’s Light House Cinema is ‘to close doors for a final time today’ after more than 30 years of trading comes hot on the … Continue Reading

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