On the Basis of Sex should have been a biopic of passion, but instead delivers a disappointing mix of melancholy and formulaic drama that never ignites or inspires. A life as rich and outstanding as Ruth Bader Ginsburg deserved so much more. Click for more
Month: February 2019
Old Boys is a charming and fresh take on Rostand’s Cyrano, playing beautifully with representations of masculinity, freedom and societal expectations. This is a film with deep underlying messages, coated in humour and warmth. Click for more
This is a film of hope over adversity that is warm, endearing and challenging. It’s sense of place, time and culture are beautifully constructed and delivered. A remarkable true story that is brought to the big screen with care and love. Click for more
Its June 1989, I am 12 years old and eagerly awaiting the next instalment of the Bond franchise; Timothy Daltons second film playing the iconic spy.
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Simon Amstell is well known for his cutting satirical comedy. While weaving humour into ordinary situations that embody a love for his characters and their locations. With his debut feature film, Amstell takes these skills to the big screen with a film that does not disappoint. Not only providing us a rich romantic comedy but …
It would be fair to say that Instant Family is classic formulaic film making. Split neatly into a four act comedy/drama. While never attempting to drastically push the boundaries of the genre it calls home. By the same token paying homage to a range of 80s and early 90s family films including Parenthood. However despite …
A Private War is intense, challenging and important film making. Rosamund Pikes portrayal of Marie Colvin across the final 10 years of her life is sincere and loving, but also tough and real. Pikes performance shows Colvin’s vulnerability and strength in equal measure. A journalist of deep integrity and passion, never satisfied with an answer, …
It has been eight years since writer/director Joe Cornish released the outstanding Attack the Block. And his return to our cinema screens this month proves more than worth the wait. With The Kid Who Would Be King delivering an intelligent, witty and engaging adventure. Providing a fantasy adventure born of the challenges inherent in our …
Here are 10 alternative films for those of you spending Valentines Day alone. So sit back with a big box of chocolates, a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy a night on your own. Single is so much easier!
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My first experience of cinema was the stunning, grand and magical Granada Cinema Bedford, as a child I will never forget the awe of this 1930s picture palace. Sitting opposite St Peters green in the town, it owned its surroundings with an assured and comforting design, a home to all the big screen adventures and experiences the week had to offer. I remember with fondness the long queues for a film, stretching around the corner of the building, the box office lined with red curtains, where you were issued with a small paper ticket that led to the large sweeping staircase, the Granada’s huge auditorium awaiting you.
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