Film

 Jake Trelease

Review: Don Jon – Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

Review: Don Jon – Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, directs, and stars in a film with Scarlett Johansson. Clever.

Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore. On the surface of things Don Jon markets itself around a masturbation addiction and the pursuit of good looking women. Within the first couple of scenes, Jon, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, tells us the few things that mean the most to him in his […]

 Josh Hollis

The Hunger Games Premiere @ Empire Cinema, Sunderland

Josh Hollis heads down to Sunderland's Empire Theatre for the long-awaited launch of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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 Josh Hollis

Welcome To Northern Lights

Welcome To Northern Lights

Hello and welcome weary internet traveller; you have made it to Northern Lights, the newly launched website dedicated to covering arts and culture in our beloved North East. From film to comedy, music to theatre, our dedicated and passionate team of contributors will seek to cover all things cultural around the region, bringing you the […]

 Kieran Murray

Tyneside Cinema: The Exciting Future Of A Historical Venue

Tyneside Cinema: The Exciting Future Of A Historical Venue

We meet the Tyneside Cinema's venue manager to talk new events and ambitious redevelopment

Last week saw the opening night of Electric Comedy, the Tyneside Cinema’s new stand-up comedy show displaying talent from the local area. Host Seymour Mace was joined by Lauren Pattison, Andy Fury and Thom Tuck for the night that incorporated well with the wide range of arts already available at the cinema such as live music, […]

 Christabel Howdon-Bancroft

Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – An Encouraging Third Quarter

Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – An Encouraging Third Quarter

The second instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy hit screens nationwide

Directed by Francis Lawrence (12A) Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks This is the second instalment of the Hunger Games four-film franchise and Catching Fire finds a tormented Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) re-adjusting to life in District 12 after winning the 74th Hunger Games […]

 Melanie Hall

Review: The Family – Oh Robbie, You're Better Than This

Review: The Family – Oh Robbie, You're Better Than This

De Niro, Pfeiffer, Scorsese, Besson. What could go wrong? Well, most of it.

In essence, The Family is a film that holds to a darkly comic theme, but unfortunately has a sporadic tone that fails to hold it together. Filled with quips and humouring comments they pay little to the film as a whole. Form the trailer you think, “oh that looks good” – Which it does, but […]

 Angus Saul

Review: Captain Phillips – Hanks Sets Sail For Oscar Nomination

Review: Captain Phillips – Hanks Sets Sail For Oscar Nomination

In one of film's most unlikely sentences, Tom Hanks gets his boat boarded by pirates

“Listen up; we have been boarded by armed pirates. If they find you, remember, you know this ship, they don’t. Stick together and we’ll be alright. Good luck.” Directed by Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips is the real-life story of how the Maersk Alabama became the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in over 200 […]

 James Morris

Review: Filth – Corrupt, Alcoholic, Bipolar, Brilliant

Review: Filth – Corrupt, Alcoholic, Bipolar, Brilliant

James McAvoy stars as a filthy cop in the latest Irvine Welch adaptation

When the role of Detective Inspector at the Edinburgh police force is open, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) believes he is perfect for promotion. Except, he is a corrupt, alcoholic, cocaine-snorting, bipolar, bigot and he will do anything to get this promotion to save his marriage. But the sex, drugs and lines-of-cocaine lifestyle starts […]

 Josh Hollis

Review: Gravity – Bullock Comes Full Circle (Or An Orbit, Whatever)

Review: Gravity – Bullock Comes Full Circle (Or An Orbit, Whatever)

Space is a place we were never meant to go. It is a brutal and totally inhospitable environment that hates all humanity and detests our very presence whenever we venture from our little lump of rock. We are simply not supposed to be there. And that ferociously hostility of space is one of the many […]

 Sarah Bailey

Au Revoir, Poirot

Au Revoir, Poirot

Au revoir, mon cher ami. Waving a final adieu to dear old Hercule was always going to signal a bitter ending. The pedantic yet brilliant, moustachioed sleuth shuffled his way onto our screens for the final time this week, but the ending provided more trauma than his fans (who hadn’t read up on it) could […]