Get some welcome relief from the sun/ rain/ etc (delete where applicable) in the cinematic sanctuary that is Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix, as they offer tickets at just £5!
A new cinema along with more unique festivals that combine music, art, film and food are in store at the Exeter Phoenix, with a wedge of cash to increase its facilities.
A modern cinema with an old fashioned ethic, that’s how the Guardian describe The Barn cinema at Dartington.
One of the most anticipated events on Exeter’s cultural calendar, Big Screen in the Park – which takes place from Wednesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 17 in Northernhay Gardens – invites everyone to sit back and enjoy films al fresco on a big 10m screen with an illuminated cathedral city as a stunning backdrop.
One of the more exciting and interesting trends of early 2013 is the migration of South Korean directors to the world of English-language cinema.
The night of February 10th 2013 saw what was, in my view, one of the most balanced and even-handed BAFTA ceremonies in a long time.
The release of Flight got me thinking – what are the scariest plane-crashes on film?
Two recent documentary releases make for an interesting comparison – and both are already candidates for best film of 2013.
The Academy has only gone and done a Colour Purple on us!
In this section I list my three greatest discoveries in the world of orchestral film scores.
In this section, I list my three greatest discoveries in the world of film.
2012 has come an end and so I take a look back at the cinematic year.
2012 has come to an end and so I take a look back at the cinematic year.
2012 has drawn to an end and so I look back at the cinematic year.
Torbay Film Club continue their new season with a screening of The Italian on Tuesday 6th of November at 7.30PM. The movie screens at Torquay Museum.
Torbay Film Club’s new season continues apace with A High Wind in Jamaica: showing on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30PM in Torquay Museum.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Blue Walnut Cafe and Cinema in Torquay from the 1st to the 5th of October 2012.
Samsara is Ron Fricke’s first film since 1992’s Baraka and like its predecessor, Samsara is a non-narrative film. However, not only does Samsara defy the conventions of popular narrative cinema, but also our expectations of the documentary format. The film features no narrator, no dialogue or any descriptive text whatsoever. Instead, the film asks that you form your own narrative by interpreting the visually stunning cinematography. Sounds rather pretentious, but it is without doubt the cinematic event – if not film – of the year.
Believed to be the oldest, purpose-built cinema in Europe, the Paignton Picture House on Torbay Road next to Paignton Train Station first opened sometime between 1907 and 1910, and closed its doors in 1999. Over those 90 odd years, the cinema was at the heart of the local community, and was patronised by the likes of Agatha Christie. An adaptation of Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence starring Donald Sutherland was even filmed in the building.
Nothing is certain but death and taxes as the saying goes… But we’re always guaranteed an eclectic year at the cinema, full of highs and lows. And 2011 was no exception. As we were whisked around the world from Hollywood to Japan and beyond, many of the year’s blockbusters fell below the mark (Cowboys and Aliens was a notable flop) and mainstream American comedies sank further into reliance on lazy archetypes. In fact, when compiling my Worst List, I was shocked to discover how many so-called ‘comedies’ made the grade.
At one point in the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones’ Sheriff, lamenting the violence of the modern world, opines: ‘I laugh myself sometimes… Ain’t a whole lot else you can do’. The same sentiment applied here – it was fascinating to see how Dr Strangelove’s dark humour both went against and complemented the gloomy message of Walker’s documentary.
Let’s face it, trying to find an eclectic film programme at your local cinema in Torbay is a bit of challenge.
A revolution is taking place. Like all successful cultural overhauls it is hidden in plain sight, right under your nose; although there is a window where all is revealed. The above picture has already given away what I’m talking about (a big thank you to Peter Stephens for his superb image). Take a good look; it won’t look like this for much longer.
Perception and instinct are funny things. Because for the most part we’ve gone soft and don’t need to hunt for food, survive in extreme conditions etc. our gut instinct can be fuzzy and unreliable at times. We use them now for decisions that usually go with questions like “does this smell bad to you?”
The Cinema of Attractions is the befitting title given to the earliest era of cinema. A fascination with the image was what drove people to come and see early films and this hasn’t changed, the only difference is that now you have to wear 3D glasses to view the screen clearly.