They don’t make ‘em like they used to
The Gateshead Silent Film Festival is now a firmly established as a January cultural highlight, and this year they have horror and comedy to amaze and delight you.
Attention film fans!
Fancy seeing some amazing short films from around the world? Hob-nobbing with international directors? Making new contacts and meeting people? All for free? Yes? The Sunderlan...
Here’s looking at you, Gala
The cinema at the Gala in Durham kicks off each month in fine style with a truly classic film, and their winter/spring programme features some of my real faves.
The Big Bad Fox & the Other Tales
Benjamin Renner, one of the trio behind the charming French, Oscar-nominated bear and mouse animation ‘Ernest and Celestine’ followed up earlier this year with this delightful...
The Old Man and the Gun
Although wrongly rumoured to be Robert Redford’s last role, writer-director David Lowery’s picture, his follow-up to the bold, sombre ‘Ghost Story’, nevertheless serves as an ...
Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, Chilean director Lelio’s follow-up to his dazzling and stirring transgender character study ‘A Fantastic Woman’ is more low-key and sombr...
Three Identical Strangers
This documentary about three identical twins, Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, who were separated at birth then later reunited in the early 80s, belongs alongsid...
Sorry to Bother You
Hip-hop artist turned writer-director Boots Riley’s hotly anticipated (in some quarters) political satire is just as unhinged and bonkers as mooted. The currently ubiquitous S...
White Boy Rick
Based on a true story this crime drama about a disreputable blue-collar Detroit-dwelling dad and his son unfolds during the height of the 80s war on drugs, where desperate pol...
Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N
Fans of the Marvel Comic Universe series of films, who happen to be in That London between this December and April 2019, are in for a treat with the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T....
The late, great Harry Dean Stanton gets a fitting send-off as the titular irrepressible small-town-dwelling old codger in this elegiac but whimsically amusing character study ...
Attention local filmmakers!
Sunderland Shorts returns once again in May 2019 – hooray! – and they’re now open for submissions of short films from around the region.
Another year, another masterly humanist picture from prolific Japanese writer-director Kore-Eda. This Palme d’Or winner sees him returning to his pet subjects: family relation...