Annual Staff Poll: The Best Films Of 2016
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Annual Staff Poll: The Best Films Of 2016

2016. It’s been a tumultuous year in politics and icons of popular culture have passed away – but what will be remembered in terms of cinema? As the New Year beckons we conducted our annual staff poll to discover our collective favourite film from the past 12 months, Paul Ridd – London Cinemas and Acquisitions Coordinator at Picturehouse … Continue reading

Club Ciné Presents The 400 Blows at Picturehouse Central
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Club Ciné Presents The 400 Blows at Picturehouse Central

Elena Lazic writes about François Truffaut’s 1960 classic The 400 Blows, screening as part our Club Ciné strand showcasing the best of French Cinema at Picturehouse Central. Beginning his career as a critic for the revered French film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, François Truffaut saw writing as a way to think about film, the ultimate … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: WHITE GOD 20/4
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Discover Tuesdays: WHITE GOD 20/4

Toby King, marketing manager of Duke of York’s and Duke’s at Komedia in Brighton, looks forward to tomorrow’s Discover Tuesdays presentation of WHITE GOD. “Never work with children or animals”, said comedian W. C. Fields. Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó either never heard that famous quote, or more likely chose to ignore it. And thank the … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: Je, Tu, Il, Elle 17/03
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Discover Tuesdays: Je, Tu, Il, Elle 17/03

A Nos Amours is a collective founded by filmmakers Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts, dedicated to programming overlooked, underexposed or especially potent cinema. On 17 March they present Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s Je, Tu, Il, Elle in our Discover Tuesdays slot across Picturehouse Cinemas. Born in 1950, Akerman travelled to the USA after giving up on film school in Belgium. There she quickly … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD 10/3
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Discover Tuesdays: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD 10/3

Lindsay Harvey, Marketing Administrator at Picturehouse, reviews this today’s Discover Tuesdays film WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD. Writer-director Gregg Araki’s coming-of-age drama (based on Laura Kasischke’s 1999 novel) deals with many of the tropes ingrained in similar stories of someone on the brink of adulthood. Araki manages to avoid clichés however by creating something entirely unexpected, … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: LOVE IS ALL 17/2
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Discover Tuesdays: LOVE IS ALL 17/2

Frances Taylor, office manager at Picturehouse HQ, looks forward to today’s Discover Tuesdays presentation of romantic documentary LOVE IS ALL: 100 YEARS OF LOVE AND COURTSHIP LOVE IS ALL takes a sweeping retrospective look through 20th-century cinema at the depiction of moments of romance, forgiveness, jealousy, lust and courtship. Using archive footage from the BFI … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: BEYOND CLUELESS 27/01
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Discover Tuesdays: BEYOND CLUELESS 27/01

Kiri Inglis, Cinemania Project Co-ordinator and Marketing Officer at Picturehouse HQ, introduces this week’s Discover Tuesdays selection. Writer and director Charlie Lyne presents BEYOND CLUELESS, a visual essay that gets under the skin of the American teen movie. Lyne is best known as a home entertainment columnist for The Guardian, and is also a freelance … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: VIOLETTE 13/01
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Discover Tuesdays: VIOLETTE 13/01

Picturehouse office manager Frances Taylor reviews this week’s Discover Tuesdays presentation of biographical drama VIOLETTE. The road to literary greatness has never looked more redemptive or dramatic than it does in VIOLETTE, the biopic of Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos), a Prix Goncourt-winning author and protégée of Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain, THE BIRD). In the midst … Continue reading