Month: February 2016

Oscars 2016: All the Smoke Screen reviews of the winners and nominees

Journalism ensemble drama Spotlight took home the Oscar for best picture this year 2016 Oscars have come and gone with Spotlight, Iñárritu, DiCaprio and Larson taking the top awards. Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his acting gong for all the years put in (and all that bison liver eaten during production of The Revenant). Chris Rock skewered […]

Film Review: The Visit: An Alien Encounter

Director: Michael Madsen PG | 1h 23min | Documentary 29 February 2016 UK (home video release) RATING: ★★★☆☆ We are a few months away from the release of Independence Day Resurgence; the sequel to 1996’s Independence Day, which with gleeful abandon portrayed an alien race wiping the floor with humanity by way of vaporising all […]

Deptford Cinema’s #OscarsSoWhite poll-winning screening: TANGERINE (28 Feb)

Deptford Cinema. Tickets: £5 regular / £3.50 concessions Doors Open – 19:00 Programme Starts – 19:30 Buy ticket HERE  Over 100 cinemagoers voted in a poll to help Deptford Cinema choose a film to applaud the contributions of actors of colour this last year. That included the likes of Second Coming, Straight Outta Compton, Girlhood, […]

Everyman Cinema Lates: New York Movies

Everyman Lates are back for 2016, this time celebrating that most iconic of onscreen cities: New York! Screenings: ANNIE HALL (15) SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY   BAKER STREET | LEEDS | MAILBOX BIRMINGHAM | REIGATE | SCREEN ON THE GREEN   FRANCES HA (15) SATURDAY 5TH MARCH   BAKER STREET | LEEDS | MAILBOX BIRMINGHAM | REIGATE […]

The Guardian Live Film Show Oscars Special (25 Feb)

Picturehouse Central, Thu 25th Feb,    18.30 Tickets and details here. Join Peter Bradshaw, Catherine Shoard, Henry Barnes and host Xan Brooks to pick apart this year’s Oscar nominations, predict the winners, and reflect on the race row currently engulfing The Academy. Then experience Mad Max: Fury Road 3D in stunning Dolby Atmos, nominated for nine […]

Highlights of the upcoming BFI FLARE Festival: tickets on sale now

Tickets went on sale today for BFI members for London’s premiere LGTB Film Festival: BFI FLARE, which will run from 16-27 March at BFI Southbank and other related venues.  BFI Flare will present over 50 features, more than 100 shorts and a wide range of special events, guest appearances, discussions, workshops, club nights and more. […]

Whirled Cinema presents: WOMEN IN HORROR NIGHT (23 Feb)

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016. Tickets: £7.50 Book online. Time: Doors open at 7.00pm | Event starts at 7:45pm | Please arrive at the cinema by 7.30pm and present your printed tickets at the bar Whirled Cinema | 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction | London SE24 0HN Whirled Cinema hosts the first ever Women In Horror Month […]

Film Review: Goodnight Mommy

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz R | 1h 39min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 4 March 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★☆☆ Veronika Franz, a journalist and wife of Austrian film-maker Ulrich Seidl, makes her debut (co-directing with Severin Fiala) with this effectively creepy, slow-burning horror film that deals in the familar tropes of paranoia about mother figures […]

The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema presents JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE ( Sunday 21 – Wednesday 24 February 2016)

Dates: Sunday 21 – Wednesday 24 February 2016 Time: 8.30pm. Tickets: £3.95 | Book online The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema 43 Choumert Road | Peckham | London SE15 4AR | 020 7635 9483 Director Amy Berg’s stirring and illuminating documentary about Janis Joplin; JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE (2015), is film of the week at The Montpelier’s […]

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