Monthly Archives: November 2011

Staff Reviews: The Awakening by Sean Carroll, Projectionist

Some things are just supposed to go together, right? Jam and toast, of course. Cheese and beans, absolutely! Brideshead Revisited and Ghostbusters…well don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Filmed on location at Manderston House in Berwickshire, also used for … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: The Future by Gino Attwood, Front of House

The Future is written, starred in and is directed by 37 year old darling of the American indie film scene Miranda July. In her debut feature film, You Me and Everyone We Know (2005) July charmed her way into the … Continue reading

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The Phoenix Square Zombie Contingency Plan

An open letter from Phoenix Square To our valued guests, I’m sure that many of you were as abhorred as we were earlier this year by the frankly disgraceful revelation that Leicester City Council has made absolutely no preparations for … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Wuthering Heights by Graham Muir, Box Office Assistant

Unrequited love, Kate Bush wailing manically over the wind and another chance for the Yorkshire Tourist Board to show off their moors on our screens. Having sported somewhat of a theme of violence begetting violence and the nature of cruelty … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: The Ides of March by Martin Barker, Front of House

Clooney. Gosling. Hoffman. Giamatti. Wood. Tomei. I could end my review here and just leave those names sitting on the screen and let you come to the natural conclusion that this film is clearly going to be brilliant. However, I … Continue reading

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A day in a life of a…Café bar assistant at Phoenix Square.

One of the best things about the café bar is the film and dine offers.  I like the fact it’s making the cinema more of an event ; at too many cinemas going to see a film means paying crazy … Continue reading

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A day in the life…John Rance CEO

(Written last Friday) It was another great experience arriving at work today. I could hardly get into the building for starters… A double-decker bus had arrived for Schools Film Week. I joined an enthusiastic crocodile of school kids making their … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Jack Goes Boating by Martin Barker, Front of House

There’s no doubt Hoffman is incredibly well respected for his acting. However, Hoffman the director is untested and this directoral debut ‘Jack goes boating; in my opinion, passes that test. It is adapted from a play Hoffman himself starred in … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Melancholia by Bipin Anand, Member of the Board and Alan Morton, Assistant Operations Manager

Melancholia Review #1 – Bipin Anand I’ll start with this – if you haven’t seen the trailer or read any other review or a detailed synopsis about the film – stop reading now. If you want to go to watch … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a … marketing volunteer at Phoenix Square

A typical day in the office at Phoenix Square can involve anything from nipping to the Post Office to get a few hundred stamps to writing film reviews for the brochure.  I get to do a large variety of things … Continue reading

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