Month: January 2016

Film Review: Youth

Director: Paolo Sorrentino 15 | 2h 4min | Comedy, Drama | 29 January 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★☆☆ As he did with his acclaimed 2013 film The Great Beauty, Director Paolo Sorrentino once more crafts for us a beautiful, although languid, meditation on ageing, self-worth, creative fulfilment, and the search for dignity and fulfilment when your […]

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT at The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema ( 31Jan – 3 Feb)

DETAILS Dates: Sunday 31 January – Wednesday 3 February 2016 Time: 8.30pm Tickets: £3.95 | Book online The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema | Peckham | London SE15 4AR | 020 7635 9483 Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT (2015) -about the heiress to a family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art […]

BFI Highlights February 2016

The Lady Eve: part of Preston Sturges at the BFI in February Highlights of the month: See BFI website for full list of events and screenings Extended run of Preston Sturges’ classic comedy Sullivan’s Travels (1941), as part of a season devoted to the director. Thursday 18 February, 18:30 – BFI FLARE 2016 PREVIEW-preview of the […]

Film Review (DVD/Bluray): The Ninja Trilogy

Directors| MENAHEM GOLAN | SAM FIRSTENBERG Dual Format RRP| £39.95| Release Date| 18 January 2016 Certificate| 18 Run Time| 99 / 91 / 92 min.| Martial Arts / Action / Crime Year| 1981 / 1983 / 1984. Country: USA. Language| ENGLISH. Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional) RATING (Overall Boxset:)★★★★☆ Since their heyday in the 1980s, The Cannon Studio back catalog has now grown into a retro, guilty pleasure for a […]

Film Review: Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy.  15 | 2h 8min | Biography, Drama, History | 29 January 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★★☆ Journalism films often spin towards one of two poles. At one end you have the journalist as sleazy kerb crawler, making up the news more than reporting it, like Kirk Douglas’s amoral hack in Ace in the […]

Duke Mitchell Film Club presents: Dangerous Men (26 Jan)

Prince Charles Cinema, 26 January 8.45pm. ickets and details here. Find out more about The Duke Mitchell Film Club here In 1979, Iranian filmmaker John Rad moved to the U.S. to shoot his dream project, a rampaging gutter epic of crime, revenge, cop sex and raw power. Just 26 years later, he completed an American action […]

Sir Ian McKellan spearheads the newly-launched BFI Shakespeare on Film project

Who better to launch the BFI’s nationwide celebration of the Bard – The BFI Presents Shakespeare on Film –  than the actor who has played, on stage and screen, some of his most memorable characters, including Richard III and Macbeth? Today, Ian McKellen was at BFI Southbank, in his role as the chief spokesperson for the project, to discuss […]

Duke Mitchell Film Club Video Store Night (25 Jan)

Duke Mitchell Film Club Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, WC2H 8BU London, United Kingdom 25 January at 19:00–23:00. FREE What would the ideal video store of the most eccentric (and best) film club in London look like? Find out on January 25. Details from the Duke Mitchell: We’re kicking off 2016 by taking you back […]

The Genesis Cinema says goodbye to David Bowie with “The Man Who Fell to Earth”

Bowie as an alien vistor lost in America in The Man Who Fell To Earth It was no surprise to see, amidst the outpouring of sympathy and praise following the recent death of David Bowie, that several London cinemas intended to honour the legendary artist by arranging screenings of his film work. Bowie never committed […]

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