Category Archives: Staff Pics

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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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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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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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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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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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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