Revisiting two artists that I took an instant dislike to during my early years as a film buff – Audrey Hepburn and cult Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki. Both films are showing at The Distillery this month.
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Despite its bungled conclusion, Get Out is still a hugely enjoyable film with some really interesting things to say about racism and how modern people deal with it.
Jack Nicholson will turn 80 this month, and to celebrate Kino Scala is screening a few of his classic films including The Shining that marked a turning point in his career.
Writing was always what I wanted to do. I would grow up, go to university, get a degree, and write books for a living. Simple. Things didn’t quite work out that way.
The Trainspotting sequel won’t be regarded as another era-defining moment in British cinema. But it’s extremely enjoyable, with some big laughs and very touching moments. And the music absolutely rocks.
Damien Chazelle’s exuberant modern musical La La Land has racked up a record equalling fourteen nominations, tying with All About Eve and Titanic.
A beloved animated tale about the joys of being a child and the blurred lines between imagination and reality is showing at Kino Scala this month – great to help you get through the post-holiday slump!
I’ve always had a problem with Jim Jarmusch. Stranger than Paradise completely changed my perspective, though. Nothing much happens in this film, but that is kind of the point.
The great story of Czechoslovak parachutists assassinating Hitler’s third in command Reinhard Heydrich deserves a great movie. Anthropoid isn’t it.
Why is a film almost 80 years old still so popular with audiences? It has dated well thanks to a healthy combination of idealism and cynicism, among other things. Showing at Kino Art on Sep 10 at 8.30 pm / Sep 18 and 29 at 6 pm!