Reactions to Dr Strangelove

22 January 2020 John Morrish 0

A great deal of enthusiasm for our classic film, Dr Strangelove, and an excellent appreciation score of 87.3 per cent. Some of your comments: “The best this year – better than most films in the 56 years since! “A classic film. Glad I had the opportunity to see it.” “Stunning – so good to see it again. What a GREAT film! Thanks a million.” “Still chilling after all these years [cont'd.]

Capernaüm

22 January 2020 John Morrish 0

Our film on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at 19:45 is Capernaüm, a searing 2018 drama from Lebanon. Set in Beirut, the film tells the story of 12-year-old Zain (Zain al Rafeea) as he escapes his chaotic home and makes a life in a shanty town with an Ethiopian immigrant and her baby. An astonishing piece of neo-realist cinema, using a non-professional cast: Zain was a Syrian refugee found in the [cont'd.]

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Film Festival

8 January 2020 John Morrish 0

Plans are advanced for the 2020 Cheltenham International Film Festival. It will include 30 or more films in six venues, spread over the six days of 25-30 May 2020. We will keep you informed of the details as they become available. In the meantime, your best bet is to keep an eye on the Festival’s website: cheltfilm.com. The Festival is also looking for patrons. For their contribution, patrons receive a [cont'd.]

Dr Strangelove

8 January 2020 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 21 January at 19:45, is the second in ‘Red Alert!’, our CFS Extra season. Stanley Kubrick’s gripping Cold War farce is still funny and terrifying in equal measure. An American bomber commander goes mad and launches an attack on the Soviet Union. Can it be stopped, or is the world doomed to Mutually Assured Destruction? Shot in sumptuous black and white, and starring Peter Sellers [cont'd.]

Reactions to Happy as Lazzaro

8 January 2020 John Morrish 0

A mixed reaction to Happy as Lazzaro but a solid appreciation score of 71.11 per cent. Some of your comments: “Best ever.” “Wow – best film this season.” “The best yet.” “Beautiful cinematography and acting. Different story line – but I will be thinking it through for days to come.” “Fascinating, beautiful, thought-provoking and strange.” “Very Italian with lots of metaphors and typical Italian nuances. Great!” “A very unusual film. [cont'd.]