There are too many films to screen so at every Clameur Du Cinéma screening we like to give away some movies that have a (maybe tenuous) connection to the film we are screening. This month's film is The Rider (2018), a drama in which the main cast are played by the people involved in the … Continue reading Win films at The Rider screening!
7pm, Wednesday 28 November 2018. Written and directed by Chloé Zhao, The Rider, based on the real experiences of it’s main cast, tells the story of a young cowboy’s search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America after a traumatic head injury. “Movies that blend real life and … Continue reading November Screening: The Rider (2018)
Join us for a Halloween double-bill of two brand new movies that hark back to the era of VHS. One is a horror inflected tech-thriller and the other is a (fairy)tale of evil cults starring one of the most prolific actors currently working. Both films are from solid film-makers who are responsible for some of … Continue reading Halloween Screening: “No Strings Attached”.
So, we had a serious case of the gremlins. On 4th July we were all set to screen Beast (2017) and a technical issue got in the way. Quite a decent one, but thankfully people who want to watch movies are also extremely generous and gracious. Here are the emails that were sent to all … Continue reading I’m Restarting A Film Night!
So, I've booked a venue, sorted three films and licensing, and chosen a name. I'm starting a film night. I've screened films before, and talk about them endlessly, but it's time to actually create a regular film night and share all the new, odd and interesting films that don't get a look in on Guernsey's … Continue reading I’m starting a film night!
I've seen Dune more times than I really should have. I've gone through phases with it and in 2013 I wrote the following... "Although not perfect (what film is?) it’s a great big, weird and ballsy piece of sci-fi. What really feels right is the savage nature of the world in which it’s set both … Continue reading Desert Warriors and The Problem with Dune (1984).
Their Finest is now available to buy / rent and I’d solidly recommend it. It tells the story of a young woman (Gemma Arterton) who is employed to write realistic women’s dialogue (‘slop’ as it’s called in the film) in WWII propaganda reels and starts writing a feature film, based on the experience of two … Continue reading Their Finest (2017)
Watching Atomic Blonde I suddenly notice that I’m following the shot rather than the action. The shot, a prolonged single(ish)-take fight scene, is impressively staged but I’ve lost the drama within it because it isn’t captivating. The problem is that the central MacGuffin, a list (sigh), is duplicated in function and form with no real … Continue reading Atomic Blonde (2017)
I walked out of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets grinning from ear to ear and giggling like a child. Luc Besson’s adaptation of the Valerian and Laureline comic books is a breath of fresh air after what seems like an eternity of drab fantasy comic book cinema. This doesn’t feel recycled or … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)