The Truffle Hunters (12A)

Colin Serjent reviews the documentary The Truffle Hunters, filmed over a three year period in the Piedmont region in north western Italy it follows the elderly men and their dogs who make a living from harvesting the rare Alba Truffle.

Gunda (PG)

Colin Serjent reviews the documentary film Gunda made by Russian director Victor Kossakovsky which follows the daily life of a pig with its litter and its farm animal companions.

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.

The Woman In Black

Mina Hersi reviews the adaption of Susan Hill’s 1983 horror novel, The Woman In Black, directed by Robin Herford and performed at the Liverpool Playhouse.

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.

Knee Deep in Promises

Sandra Gibson reviews the play Knee Deep in Promises, written by Deborah Morgan and directed by Paul Goetzee, on at the Royal Court Studio till 19th October.

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.


Samera Thalen reviews Real Work, the new exhibition at FACT that presents people’s stories about work that goes unrecognised, on until 6th October.

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.