Monthly Archives: August 2011

Staff Pics: The Skin I Live In by Nicola Williams, Front of House

The Skin I Live In screams Almodóvar. The director has once again challenged sexuality and raised many questions about identity, morality and science in the first film to reunite Almodóvar and Banderas since Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (1990). … Continue reading

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The Harry Potter story: Harry Cunningham

“He’ll be famous- a legend…there will be books written about Harry- every child in our world will know his name…” and who could have predicted  that Professor McGonagall’s heart felt words at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 by Cheryl Burns, Front of House

It was with some apprehension that I walked into the cinema to see this final instalment of the Harry Potter saga. For, like many others my age, I grew up with Harry and this certainly defined the end of an … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: The Guard by Sean Carroll, Projectionist

There’re only three good cops left in the West of Ireland. One is a naïve young boy from Dublin starting his first day on the job (Rory Keenan). One is a straight laced city slicker from Texas sent by the … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: Poetry by Graham Muir, Box Office

Joeng-hie Yun returns to acting after an absence of over 15 years in Chang-Dong Lee’s feature, Poetry. She plays Mija Yang, a 66 year old grandmother who has guardianship of her teenage grandson, (Da-Wit Lee), who neither appreciates, or pays … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: Sarah’s Key by Graham Muir, Box Office

“France, home of the Enlightenment and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, land of welcome and asylum, France committed that day the irreparable. Breaking its word, it delivered those it protected to their executioners.’ Jacques … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: Arrietty by Andrew Leeke, Front of House

Any Studio Ghibli release is cause for celebration, what separates them from any other popular animation studios (other than geography) is that you’re never quite sure what to expect. The worlds they create are incredibly inventive, always beautiful, and filled … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: Cars 2 by Andrew Leeke, Front of House

Pixar’s 12th animated film is in many ways a departure from their previous films, even from the original (and hugely successful) Cars (2006). This time around we only briefly visit the small town of Radiator Springs, where we quickly learn … Continue reading

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