Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

Aaron Sorkin serves up an overly polite historical courtroom drama that misses the mark.

Continue reading

Review: Arkansas (2020)

An enjoyable, 90s inflected crime drama that travels at it’s own pace.

Continue reading

Review: Lynn + Lucy (2019)

A compelling drama about two friends that is as rigorous in form as it is in character exploration.

Continue reading

Review: Vivarium (2019)

Vivarium is not a ‘date movie’. It’s probably not for those expecting a child. Or couples about to step onto the housing ladder. It’s also a great little film.

Continue reading

We’re back…

A couple of month’s ago I made a presumption that we wouldn’t be screening again until November, possibly even next year. Even before we locked-down it became apparent that screenings would be irresponsible and, as we progressed through the initial phases of lockdown, nothing really changed that. We all stayed in, we washed our hands, and suddenly here we are in the ‘Bailiwick Bubble’ and so I’m really pleased to confirm that we will start screening films again on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

At the time of writing this I’m awaiting a confirmation about the licence (nothing ever changes) for our first film and event details will be released soon.

Much will be the same as before, we’ll still be offering an interesting and varied selection of films, but there will also be some changes…

Firstly, we’ll be introducing a varied ticket price. You’ll be able to choose between £5, £7 and £10. Although we think that £7 is a fair price for a movie, it is hoped that the £5 option might encourage a few more people to give us a go or just make it a bit more affordable where needed. The £10 option is our ‘donation’ price for those people that want to give a bit of extra support. These prices will be available when booking online and paying on the door. We’ll also use this pricing structure when screening at Beau Cinema.

Secondly, and perhaps most nervously, we are going to trial not naming the film before the evening. This is a big change as we are asking you to come along, be adventurous and trust us. The poster for each screening will give a general idea of the tone / theme and we will still give BBFC ratings info so that you can make an informed choice regarding ‘content’.

I hope that both of these changes will be positive and add something to our screenings. I’ll be updating the website over the next couple of days and more information about our first screening will be released shortly.

Thank you for you continued support, I hope to see you soon.


Review: The Iron Mask (2019)

If The Iron Mask is anything, it’s a lot of fun. Sure, it’s daft and ludicrous. Yep, you’re surprised by how much Arnie and Jackie Chan are actually in it. But it is fun.

Continue reading

Screening Update: March and April Screening Cancellations

Please be advised that, regretfully, the following screenings have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID 19 (coronavirus) situation:

Chained for Life (25 March)
A Long Days Journey Into Night (29 April)

I really didn’t want to make this decision but feel that, given the current advice being issued, it’s the sensible thing to do. Clameur Du Cinema simply does not have the ability to abide by the recommended social distancing guidelines and run financially viable events.

All tickets already purchased will be refunded.

I love screening films but it’s just a hobby and I’m pretty sure that everyone could do with a break from my terrible intros and awkward raffle.

Please remember that you can the latest information and guidance on COVID 19 (coronavirus) at

We are planning to return on Wednesday 27 May with a screening at Beau Cinema. We’ll be announcing the film soon, once the licence is confirmed, and I think it’ll be a real BIG SCREEN treat.

Please accept my apologies for any disappointment and I hope to see you all in May!

Regards and thank you for you ongoing support!


Clameur Du Cinema: Screenings and COVID-19 (coronavirus) info.

Clameur Du Cinema is all about bringing people together to watch films and, due to the current situation, I just wanted to highlight the following regarding our upcoming events…

There is currently no advice suggesting that public events should be cancelled / postponed. At present, all listed screenings will take place as planned. Please be assured that we will follow the latest advice as it evolves and act accordingly.

We are guests at our screening locations and we will act according to and in full support of any future decisions regrading events and hire.

If you are due to attend one of our events and are ill, or even just in doubt, please contact us and we will refund your ticket. We advise caution and consideration for yourself and fellow attendees in all cases. This is no different to any other time.

Clameur Du Cinema operates on a ‘covering costs’ basis. We are not sponsored or funded by any external group so if audiences decide that they wish take a break from attending events we will also take a break. We’ll go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over.

In the event that any of our screenings are cancelled please accept our apologies for any disappointment and / or inconvenience caused. Full refunds will, of course, be provided.

If you are concerned about COVID-19 please note that there is lots of great advice and info at

Thank you

Clameur Du Cinema

Review: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)

Much like its title (already altered to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey), Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) contains all the right ingredients but can’t help get in the way of itself.

Following Harley (played by Margot Robbie’s sheer sense of enjoyment), the film centres on a rather basic MacGuffin hunt and simple nasty antagonist (although Ewan McGregor is typically bland especially stood next to Chris Messina absolutely killing it as Mr Zsasz). It also features a couple of outstanding fight sequences that perfectly blend the film’s violence and neon glitter aesthetic. When this film moves, it really moves but where it doesn’t fare so well is in the constant diversion. I understand why it does it, the film is narrated by Harley and she is an erratic storyteller, but it often feels like we are stumbling around rather than moving forwards and there just aren’t enough straight lines for our hero to feel like a genuine agent of chaos.

But the good bits are rather good and if you do like this version of Harley Quinn as much as Margot Robbie does, then I suppose the time spent just hanging out will be just as enjoyable.