Category: Calendar Events

Screenings and other events in the Calendar

Le Weekend (15)

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are superb actors who manage, in this film, to persuade the audience that they have been together for thirty years.  During a weekend in Paris to ‘celebrate’ this achievement, they go through an arc of

A LATE QUARTET (15)

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are

POPULAIRE (12A)

Boy meets girl meets typewriter in this thoughtful, witty French take on classic Hollywood romcoms. PHILLIP FRENCH WRITES AN ENTHUSIASTIC REVIEW IN THE GUARDIAN: In many ways Populaire is a companion piece to Michel Hazanavicius’s Oscar-winning The Artist in its

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

The superb third film in Richard Linklater’s series captures the melancholy of long-term romance In Before Sunrise, the actors (whose improvisations and revisions added much to an original script by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan) played two sparky young travellers

BEWARE OF MR BAKER (15)

“Drummers are axiomatically the madmen of rock, but there’s never been a mad drummer quite like Ginger Baker, subject of this hugely enjoyable documentary profile. It gets off to a magnificent start, with a scene of the 73-year-old Baker attacking

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15)

When famous DJ Alan Partridge’s radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.  Alan Partridge

Blancanieves (12A)

The director is Pablo Berger, who created the downbeat satire Torremolinos 73. He finds new life and heart in the old Snow White tale – certainly more than the recent Hollywood retreads – and daringly locates possibilities for both evil and

Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

Watching Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof battle it out, in words and in a near wrestling match near the end of the film, is a supreme pleasure. Beatrice is a tough-talkin’ dame like Carole Lombard or Katharine Hepburn, and Benedick is an independent irritable guy, reminiscent of Cary Grant or William Powell …one of the best films of the year.

Frances Ha (15)

A believable coming-of-age comedy is a rare thing in the kaleidoscopic, pluralistic West. Even rarer is that a film that dares to be honest about the folly of our times and the superficiality and artificiality of our relationships without resorting

BLUE JASMINE

If you like Woody Allen films but haven’t enjoyed too many of them for a while, then this has been generally heralded as a superb return to form.  In Cate Blanchett, he has found an actress who can do justice

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