Monthly Archives: September 2011

Kill List review, by Ed Stilliard

Violence, unease and shock are the main ingredients in Kill List – a film which simmers until boiling point. Opening with scenes of suburban couple Jay (Neil Maskell) and his Swedish wife, Shel (MyAnna Buring) having a shouting match over … Continue reading

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Back to School for CreativeCoffee Club 21/09/2011

The latest edition of CreativeCoffee was certainly celebrated with a Back to School vibe in the air. I counted 17 people who dropped in and out over our 2 hours of discussing creativity in the workplace. So a very good … Continue reading

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CreativeCoffee Dates and Links for your Diary…

Hello, I hope you are all well. I just wanted to take the chance to update you on future dates for CreativeCoffee Club @PhoenixSquare. Future dates are as follows, so get them in your diary! Wednesday 21st September 2011 Wednesday … Continue reading

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Welcome Back To Creative Coffee

At Phoenix Square Film & Digital Media Centre this morning, for the start of a new series of CreativeCoffee Club. This is the first one under the aegis of the new management committee, which has taken over from Jayne Childs, … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: Jane Eyre by Fran Jaffa, Front of House

The trouble with adaptations is that people come with expectations. They arrive with pictures already in their heads, an intimate knowledge of the plot, the characters and their motivations and worst of all, the ending. So how can you make … Continue reading

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Retro Active Movie Marathon review, by Ed Stilliard

If you were born in the eighties (and late seventies), then Phoenix Square had love for you at Retro Active. There was 636 minutes of pure, unadulterated joy on screen or you could spend hours playing to your heart’s content … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: The Salt of Life, by Lucy Pickering, Front of House

The Salt of Life follows Gianni (played by the director, Di Gregorio) in his fruitless pursuit of romance. Forced to retire in his fifties and living in marriage devoid of passion, his life seems to have lost purpose. He is … Continue reading

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In a Better World – Review by Ed Stilliard

In A Better World strikes a poignant chord with the current national psyche where recent events have made people point a finger at home rather than abroad. Medical aid worker Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) returns home from war-torn Sudan to his … Continue reading

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Staff Pics: In a Better World, by Kosma Lechowicz Front of House

Susanne Bier’s 2010 Oscar-winner for the Best Foreign Language film, In a Better World, is a fascinating study of the dark side of human nature. The original Danish title Hævnen, meaning ‘Revenge’, aptly encapsulates the main concern of the film. … Continue reading

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