Films around Cheltenham from 19 November 2022

The Roses The Woman King tonight and tomorrow, followed by a week of ‘relaxed screenings’. These are apparently aimed at ‘Dementia, Autism or any other condition that affects daily living to enjoy a social activity in a safe and inclusive environment.’ Well, good luck with that. In my experience (details on request), some people with… [continues]

Films around Cheltenham from 14 November 2022

The Roses Until Thursday, The Roses has Amsterdam. It has a starry cast, including Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift Matthias Schoenaerts and the voice of Robert De Niro. It is directed by David O. Russell. Or, ‘acclaimed director David 0. Russell,’ according to The Roses’s… [continues]

The Eclectic Cinema

The Eclectic Cinema at Cheltenham Playhouse BACURAU 18 (Brazil/France 2019) Written and Directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonca Filho Starring Sonia Braga and Udo Kier 14 November 2022 MONDAY 19:30 WELCOME to the Weird West (yes, this is a recognised cinematic term), in which the genre of the western is blended with others, in… [continues]

Films around Greater Cheltonia from October 22, 2022

The Roses It’s a lively week of films at The Roses, starting on Monday with My Old School, the bizarre but absolutely true story of ‘Brandon Lee’, who enrolled at Bearsden Academy in Glasgow as, ostensibly, a 17-year-old. He turned out to be 32-year-old Brian MacKinnon, a former student of the academy, who returned hoping… [continues]

Films around Cheltonistan, from 9/7/22

The Roses To Infinity and beyond, or as least as far as Tewkesbury, comes Lightyear, directed by Angus MacLane, the so-called definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear. Also showing is Between Two Worlds, directed by Emmanuel Carrère and starring, as seems mandatory for most French films released here, Juliette Binoche. She plays a writer who… [continues]

Freeview films from 25 June 2022

World Cinema Saturday (25/6)        22:30   BBC2                Borg vs. McEnroe (2017). A rather good dramatisation of the rivalry between the two tennis greats of the 1980s, with excellent performances by Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf in the title roles. I like Shia, especially since The Peanut Butter Falcon, one of my favourite modern films. (JM) Monday… [continues]