Monthly Archives: December 2011

Staff Q&A: Jake Harvey

Name:  Jake Harvey Job title(s): Officially: Assistant Operations Manager. Also Film programme and Marketing support. How did you get started working at Phoenix Square? I came back from travelling and had always wanted to work at Phoenix but it was closed. … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Hugo by Andrew Leeke, Front of House Assistant

In another year saturated with average family oriented 3D releases, you’d be forgiven for assuming this is just yet another by the numbers kids movie. However, those who take a closer look at its advertising campaign may have noticed something … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Take Shelter and Las Acacias by Martin Barker, Screen Lounge Assistant

Take Shelter I shall start this review by saying whatever you do, do not take shelter! Wherever you are I want you to come out, come down to the Phoenix, and see this brilliant film. Anyone who has popped into … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: The Help by Kasia Gwilliam, Screen Lounge Assistant

The Help managed to make me laugh out loud, move me to tears (more than once) and gave me a stark reminder of the way things were, not even 60 years ago in the land of the free. The film is … Continue reading

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Staff Q&A: Alexzandra Jackson

Name:  Alexzandra Jackson. Job title(s):  Production Co-ordinator/AOM (Assistant Operations Manager). How did you get started working at Phoenix Square? I had heard Phoenix Arts was moving to a new site when I worked at Line Out back in 2007 and decided that … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: My Week With Marilyn by Graham Muir, Box Office Assistant

I’ll admit that I may have fallen a little bit in love with Michelle Williams as a result of this film (even if I am a little behind that particular bandwagon.) Veteran television director, Simon Curtis (Cranford, David Copperfield, Roots) … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Miss Bala by Kasia Gwilliam, Screen Lounge Assistant

More now, perhaps than ever before, has the world’s attention been so fixed on the problems facing Mexico and its people. Kidnapping, drug and people trafficking, police corruption, and grizzly public displays of extreme violence are rife, even in the … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: The Deep Blue Sea by Fran Jaffa, Front of House Assistant

I’m not going to lie; I cried buckets at this film. But then I suppose a film that begins with 10 minutes of skirling violins and failed attempt at suicide was never going to be laugh-a-thon. This, then, is Terence … Continue reading

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