Reactions to Border

26 February 2020 John Morrish 0

One of the lower appreciation scores of the season so far for Border, at 74.11 per cent. Some of your comments: “Truly astonishing:- believable, surprising and poignant. Excellent acting – I was totally sucked in!!” “An extraordinary film, courageous, dark, compelling and original. And disturbing as hell!” “Very unusual, but riveting from start to finish.” “Very interesting, opens your eyes out to other ways of looking at things.” “OMG that [cont'd.]

Hail Caesar!

26 February 2020 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 10 March at 19:45, is the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar! This hilarious satire on the Golden Days of Hollywood stars George Clooney as Baird Whitlock, lead man in a biblical epic, who finds himself kidnapped by a group of dedicated communist screenwriters. With other excellent performances by Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson, the film is part of our Red Alert! season of older [cont'd.]

Border

19 February 2020 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 25 October at 19:45, is Ali Abbasi’s Border from 2018. We like to have one highly-original film each season: this is it. Tina is an unusual-looking border guard with a sense of smell so acute that she can instantly sniff out fear and guilt, which makes her an expert at spotting criminals. One day she meets a man who looks like her, a relationship develops, but [cont'd.]

Reactions to Imagine

19 February 2020 John Morrish 0

A warm welcome for Imagine and an appreciation score of 84.44 per cent. Some of your comments: “What a pity it didn’t get a UK distributor! Fascinating insight, and compelling drama.” “A very welcome change after the last few films – enjoyed the sunshine and light hearted moments….!!” “Sweet film, refreshing change but still with depth and insight. Lovely!” “Searching, interesting. A whole different perspective.” “I learned a lot. Just [cont'd.]

Kirk Douglas

7 February 2020 John Morrish 0

We say farewell to Kirk Douglas, great actor, last survivor of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and so much more.  Douglas, the son of Jewish immigrants to the US, grew up speaking Yiddish and had a tough early life. After being invalided out of the US Navy in 1944, he got radio work, then turned to stage drama, before making his film debut in 1946 in Hal B. Wallis’s The Strange Love [cont'd.]