Competition Commission |
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Picturehouses & the Competition Commission

The recommendations of the Competition Commission will not achieve what they want and misunderstand the local cinema scene in Cambridge, writes Jim Ross

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Picturehouses under threat of closure

News of the Competition Commission’s report has emerged less than six months after we welcomed our new curator – so are our high hopes to be dashed?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

FrightFest: 10 Questions with Alan Jones

Horror extravaganza Film4 FrightFest is important to so many people – Edd Elliott speaks to organiser Alan Jones to find out why.

Journey to Italy |
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Journey to Italy

Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders are trapped in a lifeless marriage in Roberto Rossellini’s pre-New Wave classic, writes Gavin Midgley – a film all about death.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time Bandits

TIME BANDITS is the first in Gilliam’s trilogy which also includes BRAZIL and THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN. Picturehouse’s “Culture Shock” strand brought the remastered BANDITS to Cambridge.

Only God Forgives |
Monday, August 5, 2013

Only God Forgives

Hyper-conscious, hallucinatory & highly contemplative – tantamount to being stuck in a ponderous nightmare, but one you’ve agreed to partake in. Dan Harling on ONLY GOD FORGIVES.

From Up on Poppy Hill1
Saturday, August 3, 2013

From Up On Poppy Hill

Gorō Miyazaki had full artistic control of POPPY HILL but his 72-year-old father was involved in script-writing and poster design – it seems Hayao Miyazaki never wants to retire.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Little Miss Sunshine

‘Everyone just pretend to be normal’. These words, yelled by Richard Hoover as his family veers from one disaster to another, are the essence of this 2006 road movie.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Season of Mists (Sezon Tumanov)

The first genuine Anglo-Russian coproduction for about 10 years, SEASON OF MISTS is an intelligent, thoughtful and charming drama, writes Kim Pearce.

Blackfish |
Wednesday, July 31, 2013


BLACKFISH is an unashamedly polemical documentary and it will make you angry too, writes Keith Braithwaite