Film

 Amy Bruce

Interview: Mani Sharpe tells us about Mirror Speech screenings at Newcastle's Side Cinema

Interview: Mani Sharpe tells us about Mirror Speech screenings at Newcastle's Side Cinema

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr_R59sgiUU] Last week we visited Mani Sharpe, the organiser of a series of Mirror Speech screenings which will be shown at Side Cinema. The latest screening is this Friday (December 19) and isn’t one to be missed, with guest speakers such as Dr Steve Cannon attending.#####

 

Sunderland Live unveil Festive Films lineup

Sunderland Live unveil Festive Films lineup

With Christmas almost upon us, Sunderland Live’s first ever Festive Film event launches this Friday and continues right across the weekend. The event allows audiences to come together in the weekend before Christmas to watch Christmas films under the cover of a heated outdoor cinema at Mowbray Park. Friday 19, 7pm – It’s A Wonderful Life […]

 

It's A Wonderful Life and The Cornshed Sisters combine in a special night at the Tyneside Cinema

It's A Wonderful Life and The Cornshed Sisters combine in a special night at the Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema have something of a reputation for bringing the yuletide cheer to Newcastle, and this year’s festive lineup looks to be one of the strongest ever. Tucked away between the usual screenings of Christmas classics (Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Home Alone and… uh… Die Hard) is a very special evening that combines film and […]

 Jordan Davidson

Review: The Imitation Game – Decrypting the enigma of Alan Turing

Review: The Imitation Game – Decrypting the enigma of Alan Turing

Set mostly during the Second World War, The Imitation Game follows the story of reclusive tortured genius Alan Turing. This seemingly unexceptional man would go on to become, according to Winston Churchill, the single biggest contributor to the Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. It was Alan Turing who led a team of […]

 James Stevenson

Gone Girl: It's not about misogyny and misandry, it's just about bad people

Gone Girl: It's not about misogyny and misandry, it's just about bad people

[WARNING: This post, obviously, contains huge plot spoilers from both the film and the book] Gone Girl is finishing its box office run with a cool $334Million worldwide and the success could be down to a number of factors. Perhaps having one of Hollywood’s finest directors in David Fincher at the helm, or being based on a […]

 Angus Saul

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Jackson's concluding chapter arrives this week

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Jackson's concluding chapter arrives this week

The much-awaited final instalment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy is finally about to reach the big screen. The trailer promises battle, and five armies worth of it, and if the previous two films have fallen a little flat, this one certainly won’t. Sceptics of the one-book/three-film premise will have their doubts blown away by the ferocity of Five Armies, […]

 Sam Griffiths

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – A good feature, but not a good film

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – A good feature, but not a good film

Taking advantage of a viewing audience is very easy in this day and age. Very easy. We’ve seen it done for Harry Potter, Twilight and now The Hunger Games. Needlessly stretching out the source material to create an extra money-spinning trip to the pictures for a franchise (The Hobbit can be left out due to […]

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Teaser trailer appears online

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Teaser trailer appears online

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 Thomas Mannion

Paddington Bear – Special effects team behind Gravity bring childhood favourite to the big screen

Paddington Bear – Special effects team behind Gravity bring childhood favourite to the big screen

November 28 marks Paddington Bear’s cinematic debut in what will be a fun filled flick for all viewers. And just in time for Christmas too. After being content with seeing Paddington on countless TV episodes and in books throughout our childhood, we finally get to see him on the big screen. Judging by the trailer, […]

 James Stevenson

Tyneside Cinema to premiere John Smith's White Hole

Tyneside Cinema to premiere John Smith's White Hole

Recipient of Film London’s 2013 Jarman Award John Smith is having the premiere of his new work, White Hole, shown at Tyneside Cinema alongside an exhibition celebrating the work of Smith and other UK artists working with moving image. The string of events starts on Wednesday November 26 at 6.30pm taking place at Northern Charter and Tyneside […]