Monthly Archives: January 2012

Staff Reviews: Dreams of a Life by Lucy Pickering, Front of House Assistant

The poster for this film has been unsettling me for a few weeks at Phoenix Square. How could a young woman lie dead in a London flat for 3 years without anyone – family, friends, and colleagues – noticing she … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Coriolanus and 50/50 by Fran Jaffa, Front of House Assistant

Coriolanus Things I must not do during this review: 1. Be rude about Kenneth Branagh 2. Rant and gibber on about how dreamy Gerard Butler is. Poor Ralph Fiennes. You direct, produce and star in one Shakespeare adaptation and people … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Midnight in Paris by Martin Barker, Screen Lounge Assistant

I should start off this review by stating that I am a massive Woody Allen fan. However, anyone who follows his films will know that some of his more recent efforts have been, well, quite hit and miss. However, for … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Shame by Ruth Woods, Box Office Assistant

Steve McQueen’s new film had already created a lot of discussion before most people had seen it. This is probably to do with its theme. Sex addiction. The story centres around Brandon, played brilliantly by Michael Fassbender, and within the … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Tyrannosaur by Fran Jaffa, Front of House Assistant

There is a certain look that people have as they walk out of this film, that makes me feel like we should be handing out complementary kittens or hugs or hot chocolate at the very least. Paddy Considine’s first shot … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Snowtown by Natasha Linford, Screen Lounge Assistant

Justin Kurzel’s feature debut follows the true-life crimes of Australia’s serial killer John Bunting, played brilliantly by Daniel Henshall. Snowtown is not your typical crime-drama, Kurzel achieves striking effects and an engaging narrative in each scene by allowing the film … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: The Artist – A View From the Projection Box

A “new” silent film. It almost sounds like a contradiction in terms. But that, ladies and gentlemen, is most definitely what we have here. Following a hiatus of some 84 years (give or take a couple of Chaplin masterpieces; a … Continue reading

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