Month: April 2016

Premiere of BLOOD ORANGE at Regent Street Cinema (April 29)

Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop in his first leading role in a feature film. He plays Bill, an ageing rock star living an idyllic life in the rolling hills of Ibiza with his beautiful and promiscuous young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Yet beneath this perfect surface, dark secrets lurk. Storming into their world comes a […]

The Prince Charles presents a special screening of Michael Cimino’s HEAVEN’S GATE in 35mm ( 19 April)

HEAVEN’S GATE – a rare 35mm presentation Tuesday 19th April 19:00 Notorious as the film that sunk an entire studio and made Hollywood executives’ blood run cold at the thought of ‘auteur films’ for decades after, Michael Cimino’s (The Deer Hunter) epic western ran over three hours long and went four times over its budget. It […]

Has Secret Cinema now lost the plot with its exclusionary and pricey costume policies?

This was not the review that Smoke Screen expected to write, returning from the preview night of the new run of Secret Cinema Presents: 28 Days Later. In keeping with the previous  ‘presents’ instalments of this pricey but cash-generating strand of the Secret franchise, this particular strand advertises the film in advance, making the secret […]

Londonist’s cheap cinema tickets in London guide, with a few Smoke Screen suggestions…

With some cinemas like the new Picturehouse Central charging over £15 for non members at peak times (swish though it is: those lovely seats) it can be an intimidating process choosing an affordable cinema to see the latest releases or a classic. Handily, The Londonist have a guide on how to keep your prices low, […]

The Best Shakespeare on Film Events in London this season

This year marks 400 years since the Bard shuffled off this mortal coil, and there are a batch of film events around the capital to mark the date from April onwards, many being found at the BFI and Barbican and other cultural centres. THe entire project is part of Shakespeare Lives, organised by the British […]

Kinoteka: Polish London Film Festival 2016 (April 7-28)

Kinoteka returns from April 7-28 2016 in London to celebrate the very best of Polish Cinema. The festival has already announced that this year it will celebrate the careers of 3 major Polish filmmakers; Jerzy Skolimowski, Agnieszka Holland and Andrzej Żuławski, each of whom found critical acclaim and success both at home and abroad, and who […]

BFI Highlights April 2016: Shakespeare on Screen, Alan Parker, Agnieszka Holland, Big Screen Classics…

See BFI Southbank website for full details. April 2016 Highlights: Big Screen Classics strand begins: Aprils sees the BFI launching a new regular strand in its programming. Big Screen Classics aims to keep landmark films screening on a regular basis alongside the themed seasons and special events. Among the offerings this month are Chinatown, The […]

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