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Staff Reviews: The Muppets by Andy Leeke, Front of House Assistant

It’s been a long time. Far too long. And I’m not just talking about the Muppets. I’m talking about good films that really do appeal to everyone. Going in, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved The Muppet … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Margin Call by Fran Jaffa, Front of House Assistant

So who doesn’t like men in suits? Seriously, if you don’t like them this is probably not the film for you. There’s such a wide variety! Paul Bettany goes in for the traditional waistcoat and jacket, Kevin Spacey bulges out … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Resistance by Iain Jaques, Front of House Assistant

It’s 1944 and D Day has failed. Britain is being invaded by German troops, radio news reports city after British city is being conquered. In a distant remote Welsh valley, the sense of an impending, threatening and unwelcome arrival is … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Martha Marcy May Marlene by Fran Jaffa, Front of House Assistant

Did you know Mary-Kate-and-Ashley, of early 90’s TV fame, are two of six siblings? Six. So there’s a pretty good chance that at least one of them is going to have talent, turns out it’s this one. Elizabeth Olsen is … Continue reading

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Sean Carroll Sounds It Out

Sound it out, directed and presented by Jeanie Finlay is a documentary about the last independent record shop in Tee-side. The last ten years have seen a massive decline in vinyl sales due to the low cost and high quality … Continue reading

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Digital Art Exhibition: Engagement Party – A2D Converters

During the first three month of 2012, a range of artists will be living, working and creating brand new artworks at Phoenix Square, taking inspiration from this unique cultural building and its surroundings… A big thank you to everyone who … 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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Tyrannosaur review, by Ed Stilliard

Fresh from the Shane Meadows school of film, Paddy Considine has put forward one of the bleakest films of the year in Tyrannosaur. His directorial debut pulls no punches with horrible scenes of domestic abuse and unexplained violence. The film … Continue reading

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Drive review, by Ed Stilliard

EVERYONE knows the proverb – actions speak louder than words and Ryan Gosling’s acting follows that maxim to the letter. If you haven’t heard of Ryan Gosling by now, then you must have been in the back of beyond; if … Continue reading

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Kill List review, by Ed Stilliard

Violence, unease and shock are the main ingredients in Kill List – a film which simmers until boiling point. Opening with scenes of suburban couple Jay (Neil Maskell) and his Swedish wife, Shel (MyAnna Buring) having a shouting match over … Continue reading

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