Film Reviews

Dark Waters (12)

Amina Hersi reviews the film directed by Todd Haynes, Dark Waters, about the case against the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont after they contaminated a town in America.

Parasite (15)

Nick Daly reviews the South Korean film Parasite, the first foreign-language film to win a Best Picture Oscar, showing at Picturehouse.

Joker (18)

Ashley McGovern reviews Joker, the new movie about the Batverse’s most notorious maniacal villain, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role.

NT Live: Fleabag (15)

Amina Hersi reviews NT Live: Fleabag, the one-woman show written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, broadcast live to the Picturehouse cinema from London’s West End.

Bait (15)

Colin Serjent reviews the film Bait, directed by Mark Jenkin and shot on a 16mm camera using black and white Kodak film.

For Sama (18)

Colin Serjent reviews the documentary film For Sama, which tells the story of 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab who filmed her life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo.

Pain and Glory (15)

Colin Serjent reviews the new Pedro Almodovar film Pain and Glory, showing at Picturehouse and starring Antonio Banderas as a film director looking back at his life.

Apollo 11 (U)

Colin Serjent reviews the documentary film Apollo 11, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch, showing at Picturehouse from 21st June.

Freedom Fields

Lisa Worth reviews the documentary film Freedom Fields which follows a football mad group of Libyan women who are determined to play, not just watch.

Widows (15)

Darren Guy reviews the film Widows, directed by Steve McQueen and based on the Lynda La Plante series from the 1980s.

Faces Places (12)

Colin Serjent reviews Faces Places, the documentary film directed by Agnes Varda and French installation artist and photographer JR, showing at Picturehouse till 27th September.

Lucky (15)

Colin Serjent reviews the film Lucky about the spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist, starring the late Harry Dean Stanton.

Cold War (15)

Colin Serjent reviews the film Cold War, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950’s in Poland, screening at Picturehouse till 13th September.