Friday, 21 September 2018

Diamond wheezers nearly made it pay

Diamond wheezers nearly made it pay

IT was like something out of a movie. In April 2015 a gang of retired criminals stole valuables worth up to £200million from London’s ...

 

Book heist thriller is unputdownable

Book heist thriller is unputdownable

WHAT turned four ordinary Kentucky college boys into criminals? It’s a question that British director Bart Layton pushes to an ...

 

Lee’s award-winner goes under the hood

Lee’s award-winner goes under the hood

THE first time a Spike Lee film played in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, he expected it to win the Palme D’Or. Instead, Do ...

 

Dude! Slacker classic is back on the big screen 20 years on

Dude! Slacker classic is back on the big screen 20 years on

IT was a box office flop at the time of its release, but 20 years on the The Big Lebowski is an established cult classic that has ...

 

Judgement packs emotional punch

Judgement packs emotional punch

AWARDED a damehood for services to drama in the Queen’s most recent birthday honours, Emma Thompson is now officially a national ...

 

Buried childhood is difficult to bear

Buried childhood is difficult to bear

IT’S only a short while since cinemagoers were being invited to bid Christopher Robin “Goodbye” — now here he is again. Produced by ...

 

Farmyard alliances portray life’s pitfalls

Farmyard alliances portray life’s pitfalls

A MEDDLESOME duck, a bossy pig and a dozy rabbit face a series of misadventures in this family-friendly animation. The Big Bad Fox and ...

 

Join Woody, Sully, Nemo and friends at Sunday showings

THE Regal Picturehouse in Henley is staging a series of Vintage Sunday showings to relive some of Pixar’s greatest animated films. ...

 

Heroes are ready to make quantum leap

Heroes are ready to make quantum leap

SUPERHERO comics aren’t usually thought of as being particularly educational — much less the big screen film adaptations thereof. But ...

 

Eight-week film series that celebrates women in cinema

WHEN it comes to telling stories on film, women have always had their sleeves rolled up. The Regal Picturehouse in Henley is now ...

 

Tom’s cruising to a ‘scorching’ success

Tom’s cruising to a ‘scorching’ success

TEN years ago, a very funny Ben Stiller film came out. Perhaps the best thing in Tropic Thunder was Tom Cruise’s performance as Les ...

 

Mega-sequel takes us back to the start

Mega-sequel takes us back to the start

IN 2008 Mamma Mia! turned a theatrical smash hit into a cinematic phenomenon. Its mix of Abba’s stunning musical history, beautiful ...

 

Pixar faves pick up where they left off

Pixar faves pick up where they left off

IT’S been 14 years since we first met the Parrs, the family of everyday superheroes who saved the day, and the world, in Brad Bird’s ...

 

Lost soul decides to sync and swim

Lost soul decides to sync and swim

YOU’VE heard of the loneliness of the long distance runner — but what about the mid-life crisis of the synchronised swimmer? A new ...

 

Sunday showings will explore the genius of Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday showings will explore the genius of Alfred Hitchcock

HE’S the acknowledged “Master of Suspense” whose films regularly crop up in lists of the greatest movies ever made. Now six of the ...

 

Drama is up for discussion

Drama is up for discussion

A FILM written and directed by Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader is the subject of the next monthly movie discussion at Henley’s ...

 

Social upheaval is taken as read

Social upheaval is taken as read

BASED on a Booker Prize-nominated novel about a woman who opens a bookshop in a sleepy seaside town, it’s fair to say The Bookshop is ...

 

Writer-director aims to do Wilde justice

Writer-director aims to do Wilde justice

RUPERT Everett makes his triumphant directorial debut with The Happy Prince, recounting the final years of Oscar Wilde who, following ...

 

Regal heads to the river for open-air cinema screenings

Regal heads to the river for open-air cinema screenings

A TRIPLE-bill of movie classics is on offer next week when the Regal Picturehouse cinema’s series of open-air “Pop Up” screenings ...

 

Talent for robbery runs in the family

Talent for robbery runs in the family

AS far as gimmicks for rejuvenating a film franchise go, flipping the gender of the main cast has to rank among the simplest and most ...

 

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HEAD OF ART Required from January 2019 St Piran’s School is a thriving Independent Prep School set in beautiful grounds ...