My Life as a Courgette
Adapted from French writer Gilles Paris’s novel, this stop motion animation is a quietly life-affirming tale that is unafraid to tackle dark subject matter head-on. After his ...
After the Storm
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa, Kiki Kilin
A Man Called Ove
This adaptation of Frederik Bakman’s internationally popular novel was a huge grossing hit in its native Sweden. Rolf Lassgård, best known here for his role in detective show ...
Australian director Shortland’s film is a compellingly nuanced if flawed kidnap thriller with an emphasis on the psychological. Teresa Palmer, recently seen in Hacksaw Ridge, ...
Der müde Tod (Destiny)
Silent movie aficionados will relish the chance to see Lang’s neglected but influential 1921 picture, an allegorical love story set over three time periods and exotic location...
A cinematic picnic with him anyone?
Eden Arts’ brilliant Picnic Cinema is back this summer with a number of film screenings in the north (which will also include parties and shenanigans and general tomfoolery).
Attention film lovers!
The spectacular setting of Hexham Abbey is where you can see some silent cinematic classics this June as the Wide Skies Film Festival – led by the Forum Cinema - returns to He...
Blu-Ray/DVD: We are X
While the music may not be to all tastes, Stephen Kijak’s rockumentary (if you will) about the massively popular Japanese rock band X Japan, ‘We are X’, features enough compel...
The Other Side of Hope
Following his 2011 France-set picture, Le Havre, director Kaurismäki returns to his native Finland for, what is arguably his most accessible, and undoubtedly timely, film to d...
This knowing comedy spoof has its moments but feels derivative and stale. The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt is Richard Thorncroft, a washed-out overweight, balding fifty-somet...
I Am Not Madame Bovary
There are shades of Zhang Yimou’s 1992 film The Story of Qui Ju in this story of one lowly woman taking on labyrinthine Chinese bureaucracy, but whereas the earlier picture wa...
The ever-versatile Ozon’s latest is a handsome but flawed remake of Ernst Lubitsch’s lesser know 1932 film Broken Lullaby, set in the aftermath of the First World War. Anna (B...
A fine central performance from Jessica Chastain is the main reason to see this uneven political thriller from first time scriptwriter, Jonathan Perera. She is Elizabeth Sloan...