A Quiet Passion – Q & A With Director Terence Davies

Michael OffordFilm

A Quiet Passion

The story of 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to vivid life in a remarkably sensitive biopic by director Terrance Davies, exploring her early days as a young schoolgirl, through to her later years as a recluse. Now recognised as a genius that penned some of the most important verses in American Literature, the poet was virtually unknown … Read More

The Founder

BBFC Classification: 12A - Suitable for 12 years and over
Year: 2016
Director: John Lee Hancock
Performers: Michael Keaton, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson
Genre: Biographical Drama
Duration: 115 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains infrequent strong language

Patricia CrawfordFilm

Founder

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Elle

BBFC Classification: 18 - Suitable only for adults
Year: 2017
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Performers: Isabella Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration: 131 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains sexual violence.
French with subtitles

Patricia CrawfordFilm

Elle

Michelle (Isabelle Huppert) is raped by a stranger who invades her house. She goes on with her life, but as her attacker haunts her, she begins to investigate who he could be. She refuses to be devastated by the brutal attack, but thanks to Huppert’s brilliant performance, the scenario is not just convincing but powerful. Huppert, always good, has never … Read More

Beauty and the Beast

BBFC Classification: PG - Parental Guidance
Year: 2017
Director: Bill Condon
Performers: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Genre: Fantasy, Musical
Duration: 129 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains mild violence and threat

Patricia CrawfordFilm

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Retelling the timeless tale for a new generation, this is the story of Belle, a spirited, intelligent and beautiful woman who is taken prisoner by a beast. Trapped and alone, she gradually begins to befriend the castle’s enchanted staff – Cogsworth the clock, Lumiere the candlestick and Mrs. Potts the teapot. Over time, she learns to look past her captor’s … Read More

Going In Style

BBFC Classification: 12A - Suitable for 12 years and over
Year: 2017
Director: Zach Braff
Performers: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 96 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains infrequent strong language, drug misuse

Patricia CrawfordFilm

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They’re getting old, but they’re ‘Going In Style’. When three old (and retired) friends get cheated by the bank, they decide to get even by stealing back what they’re owed. Their pension payments have been frozen, and they don’t have enough left over to pay the bills. So when Joe witnesses an armed robbery at his bank, he decides they … Read More

Logan

BBFC Classification: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over
Year: 2017
Director: James Mangold
Performers: Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook, Patrick Stewart
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Duration: 141 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains strong bloody violence, strong language

Patricia CrawfordFilm

Logan

People used to call him the Wolverine. Now he’s just ‘Logan’. Years have passed, the world has changed, and the mutants are all but gone. Logan’s grown old, battle-scarred and weary from years of fighting. Charles Xavier is one of the only other mutants left, and he’s far from the man he once was. When a mysterious girl arrives in … Read More

The Boss Baby

BBFC Classification: U - Suitable for all
Year: 2017
Director: Tom McGrath
Performers: Lisa Kudrow, Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire
Genre: Animated, Comedy, Family
Duration: 97 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains very mild comic threat, rude humour

Patricia CrawfordFilm

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When Tim Templeton found out he was getting a baby brother, he couldn’t possibly have prepared himself for the arrival of ‘The Boss Baby’, a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying, hyper-intelligent little boy. Soon, Tim discovers his brother has a secret mission: there’s a finite amount of love in the world, and a dastardly plot is afoot to steal it from babies. Tim … Read More

Cezanne et Moi

BBFC Classification: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over
Year: 2016
Director: Daniele Thompson
Performers: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gailienne, Alice Pol
Genre: Drama
Duration: 117 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains strong language, nudity, sex references
French with sub-titles

Patricia CrawfordFilm

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A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists – painter Paul Cézanne and writer Emile Zola – from their first meeting as schoolmates in Aix en Provence to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne.

Get Out

BBFC Classification: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over
Year: 2017
Director: Jordan Peele
Performers: Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Duration: 104 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains strong violence, gore, sex references, language

Patricia CrawfordFilm

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The bone-chilling story of Chris’ first meeting with his girlfriend’s parents, who didn’t know he’s black and lots of black men have gone missing in their neighbourhood…At first they seem friendly, if a little nervous, but a strange, sinister undercurrent runs through every conversation. When Chris learns the terrible truth, he needs to find a way to escape – but … Read More

Another Mother’s Son

BBFC Classification: 12A - Suitable for 12 years and over
Year: 2017
Director: Christopher Menaul
Performers: Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah, Julian Kostov
Genre: Drama
Duration: 103 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains moderate violence, gruesome images

Patricia CrawfordFilm

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The film is an interesting reminder of something that the British prefer to overlook as something that doesn’t quite fit into the Churchillian narrative of never surrendering: the Nazi occupation of British territory – the Channel Islands . It wasn’t just the French who suffered the misery of occupation, and the sordid nightmare of people pursuing petty grudges with anonymous … Read More