Category Archives: Staff Pics

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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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 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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