Ethel & Ernest

Love Raymond Briggs’ ode to his parents is wonderfully typical of his work: touching, beautiful, and often heart-rending. Undoubtedly most of us first encountered his work with The Snowman, as either book or film, and Roger Mainwood’s adaptation of Ethel & Ernest will only make you fall in love with yet another tale from Briggs,…

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Personal Shopper

Dare Olivier Assayas reunites with Kristen Stewart for Personal Shopper, a complex and daring film about grief, modernity and the afterlife. Stewart plays Maureen, a spiritual medium whose twin brother Lewis (also a medium) suddenly dies of a congenital heart defect that she shares. Determined to remain in Paris, the city where Lewis spent his…

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Orange Sunshine

Journey Orange Sunshine takes you back to the heart of the hippy movement, where a group of free-wheelin’, drug-dealin’ young acidheads implement an unprecedented mass distribution plan for their product. The self-titled Brotherhood of Eternal Love form the focal point of William A. Kirkley’s documentary, the group of idealistic drug suppliers and smugglers whose laboratory…

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Q&A: The Tempest

Runs from: 8 November 2016 – 21 January 2017 The Tempest is a production that is two years in the making. “Why?” I hear you ask. Well, because it promises to be one of the most innovative productions of this year. Teaming up with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios (Andy Serkis’s production company, and self-professed ‘next…

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The Rover

Runs until 11 February 2017 Mistaken identity, revenge, star crossed lovers, humour and Latin American music: what more could you want from a play? The RSC’s revival of one of the lesser-performed Restoration Comedies delights the audience with fast-paced wit and humour in Loveday Ingram’s directorial masterpiece The Rover. Set in the sinful fervour of…

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The Wailing

Thrill An underwhelming horror with an uncomfortable undertone, Na Hong Jin’s The Wailing could have been so much more. An impressive third genre in three films for the Korean director follows bumbling police sergeant Jong-goo (Kwak Do Won) as a strange spate of murders begin to grip his area. The perpetrators are found covered in…

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Dog Eat Dog

Thrill I don’t think there’s a figure in modern Hollywood cinema who divides so much criticism as Nicolas Cage, and it’s understandable why. He is an Academy Award winner, and for many who have seen The Wicker Man rather than Leaving Las Vegas, it’s understandable where the confusion lies. The noughties perhaps weren’t Cage’s golden…

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