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Cinema & Film

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Second in the series is a mid-franchise muddle of convoluted back stories with some stunning sequences

The world-famous Monty Python and travel documentary star Michael Palin has said he hopes the Phoenix doesn’t lose “its particular charm and independence” when it’s taken over by Curzon Cinemas.

Cinemagoers in East Finchley are united in their dismay at Curzon Cinemas taking over the historic independent Phoenix Cinema.

Campaigners are rallying to keep East Finchley’s Phoenix Cinema independent, after it was announced a national chain is set to take over the its running.

The Luna Cinema was back in Alexandra Palace park this weekend and crowds enjoyed special screenings of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Breakfast Club.

Ivo Marloh’s film didn’t live up to expectations.

Curiosity, it’ll get you every time.

Film review: McQueen

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Michael Joyce thinks the rags to riches story will only appeal to superfans.

Terry Gilliam’s modern twist on the 17th classic is flawed but wonderfully wacky.

Dave Johns, the star of Palme D’Or winner I, Daniel Blake tells Bridget Galton about starting a film career in his 60s

The Greatest Showman is starry-eyed with the silly, simple joy of being a musical

This has four teenagers sucked into an old video game, in avatar form. Having them go to the jungle, rather than the jungle come to them, is an inherently duller proposition.

Middle films in trilogies are tricky. Even the best have that Two Towers sense of being a means to an end. In Star Wars, they are the best and the worst of times.

Award winning film maker Sue Clayton introduces Calais Children at Swiss Cottage Community Centre on December 13 at 7pm

Oh hi Mark. This film is exceptionally entertaining and frequently hilarious

A romantic film starring ‘Billy Elliot’ actor Jamie Bell and ‘American Beauty’ actress Annette Bening was shot 
in locations across Haringey and Camden, it has been revealed.

What the Dickens is this? Michael Joyce finds this a disappointing Christmas flick

The memorial service has been held for Paddington creator Michael Bond who died in June and lived in Maida Vale, not far from the train station whose name he gave to his famous creation

The sequel stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Grant, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw

Filming for an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster has taken place in Highgate.

Armando Iannucci’s black comedy stars Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin and Rupert Friend...speaking in absurdly different accents

Set in what looks to be a surprisingly dingy basement flat in north London, six ghastly middle class liberal intelligentsia characters (and a banker) bicker about how ghastly the middle class liberal intelligentsia (and bankers) are

Twin Peaks superfan Lindsey Bowden has founded the UK’s only official festival and recreated surreal locations from the fictional town in Hornsey Town Hall

Carol Salter chose the subject of her first feature documentary amid concern she would not cope with the impending death of her elderly mum and dad

The annual Be Epic! London International Film Festival (BELIFF) comes to the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley on September 8-10

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