Month: September 2016

Film Review: The Clan

Director: Pablo Trapero El Clan (original title) R | 1h 50min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 16 September 2016 (UK)  Opening film of the Argentine Film Festival in London 2016 RATING: ★★★☆☆ Acclaimed Argentine director Pablo Trapero returns with this true-crime noir thriller focusing on a mob family operating in the nation’s post-junta era. This isn’t […]

Film Review: The Magnificent Seven

Director: Antoine Fuqua 12A | 2h 12min | Action, Western | 23 September 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★☆☆ Antoine Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven re-teams the Training Day director with his favourite kick-ass leading man, Denzel Washington, in a remake of the original, and very rousing, John Sturges 1960 Western. Sturges’ renowned ‘last stand of a few good […]

Film Review: Blair Witch

Director Adam Wingard 15 | 1h 29min | Horror, Thriller | 15 September 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★☆☆ The original Blair Witch Project, from directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, did not singlehandedly create the found footage genre when it hit cinemas in 1999. But the absurdly high box office take and massive cultural impact – […]

Film Review: Hell or High Water

Director: David MacKenzie 15 |  1h 42min | Crime, Drama | 9 September 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★★☆ Like 2014’s critical hit Nightcrawler, director David MacKenzie’s (Starred Up) double buddy heist neo-western is the kind of mid-budget, high-class B-movie that critics frequently complain Hollywood rarely distributes any more. These days you either have to be a superhero movie with the kind […]

Film Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Director: Taika Waititi PG-13 | 1h 41min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 16 September 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★★☆ Director Taika Waititi fulfills the promise shown in his recent film What We Do in the Shadows (which the Smoke Screen praised effusively here) with this charming, quirky new comedy that again showcases his skill at affectionately […]

Film Review: Theo and Hugo

Directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau (original title) 18 | 1h 37min | Drama, Romance | 9 September 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★★☆  Directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau launch their new film – Theo and Hugo – with an intense, explicit sex scene set in an underground gay […]

Warren Beatty tribute season at The Prince Charles Cinema (Sept-Nov)

From September thru November, the PCC celebrates WARREN BEATTY with select screenings of some of his best works in front and behind the camera. This season will see screenings of BONNIE AND CLYDE on 35mm, McCABE & MRS MILLER, REDS on 35mm, DICK TRACY on 35mm and more: LILTH on 35mm – only £1 for PCC Members Tuesday 6th September […]

Film Review: The Purge: Election Year

Director: James DeMonaco R | 1h 49min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 26 August 2016 (UK) RATING: ★★★☆☆ You can’t deny that the 3rd entry in the Purge franchise has arrived at a propitious time. With Donald Trump seemingly upending the rules of American elections by proving demagoguery and extreme right-wingism still has a substantial […]

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