Reactions to Land of Mine

21 November 2018 John Morrish 0

There was a very positive response to the gruelling Land of Mine, which achieved an appreciation score of 91.77 per cent. Some comments: “Another excellent choice.” “Ace film. Story a little predictable, but a strong anti-war film.” “Powerful depiction of one of the many stories we’d all rather not know about, but should.” “Wonderful – a piece of history I know nothing about.” “Uncompromising tale of the aftermath of war.” “Reminds [cont'd.]

Reactions to Life Feels Good

7 November 2018 John Morrish 0

Life Feels Good was well liked, achieving the highest appreciation score so far this season: 93.87 per cent. Attendance was 293. There was much praise for actors Dawid Ogrodnik and Kamil Tkacz as Mateusz. Some comments: “A great film for raising awareness for those living with disabilities. Everyone should see it!” “One of the 10 most enjoyable films I have ever seen.” “Superb – best yet!” “Disturbingly powerful film. Unbelievably [cont'd.]

Reactions to the double-bill

31 October 2018 John Morrish 0

Our experimental double-bill this week seems to have been a success. A total of 310 members attended, and both films received healthy appreciation scores. My Life As A Courgette achieved a score of 89.66 per cent and there were lots of appreciative comments: “Loved this. Top three film for me.” “A clever portrayal of children’s perception and understanding of complex lives.” “Appropriately thought provoking. V. good.” “Beautifully made film, poignant.” “Bitter-sweet [cont'd.]

Reactions to Insyriated

10 October 2018 John Morrish 0

Insyriated, an uncompromising feature about the Syrian conflict, was very well received, with an appreciation score of 88.26 per cent. Some comments: “The most harrowing film I’ve ever seen! Tense and immensely moving.” “One of the best! Gripping. Five star direction/acting et al. Really good!” “Claustrophobic, challenging to watch, wonderfully acted. More powerful than any documentary on the war.” “Unrelenting tension, so realistic, sustained believeable horror. Heart-breaking.” “Powerful and awful [cont'd.]

Reactions to Maudie

26 September 2018 John Morrish 0

A rapturous reception for last night’s film, Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, which earned an overall appreciation score of 93.65 per cent. That places it in the top ten of films we have ever shown. Here are some of the comments: “Beautiful. Best film in seven years!” “Wonderful acting, photography, everything.” “Utterly absorbing. Superb performances by all. Cinematography riveting, the seasons and weather invaded the cinema, as did the tensions between the two [cont'd.]