Stanley Tucci on The Final Portrait | Picturehouse Podcast

August 21, 2017

The legendary Stanley Tucci met us at the Tate Modern Members' Bar to talk about his latest project as a writer and director: The Final Portrait. In cinemas now! 

Director: Stanley Tucci. 
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy. UK 2017. 90 mins.
 

Stanley Tucci sketches the frustrations of creative genius with a fascinating and witty glimpse into the workshop and personality of Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (Rush). In Paris in 1964, Giacometti bumps into an old friend, American writer and art-lover James Lord (Hammer), and invites him to sit for a portrait. Assured that it would take half a day at most, Lord accepts. A half-day turns into days. Days turn into weeks. Giacometti rages at the canvas, unconvinced of his talent. Both flattered and frustrated, Lord cancels a series of flights home. With no end in sight, he’s a prisoner to the artist’s whims. But as the brushstrokes ebb and flow, Lord ultimately sees logic in the chaos, and painter and subject develop an unusual bond.

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David Lowery on A Ghost Story | Picturehouse Podcast

August 14, 2017

Filmmaker David Lowery pops by to talk about his new film A Ghost Story. In cinemas now. 

Director: David Lowery. Starring: Casey Affleck. Rooney Mara. USA 2017. 92 mins. 

The latest film from acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies SaintsPete’s Dragon) is a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. A white-sheeted ghost (Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An audacious, unforgettable meditation on the passage of time, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal – a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll. 

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Dunkirk, The Big Sick, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets | Picturehouse Podcast

July 30, 2017

Sam and Simon return to talk about some of the biggest films in UK cinemas including Spider-man: Homecoming, The Beguiled, Baby Driver, Dunkirk, The Big Sick and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The boys take a look at the top 5 films at Picturehouse Cinemas and pick out a couple of exciting one-off events coming to the big screen in August. 

Sam and Simon also appeared as guests on The Cinemile Podcast to talk about War For The Planet Of The Apes. You can listen here: http://www.thecinemile.com/home-1/2017/7/23/episode-61-war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes

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Matt Reeves on War For The Planet Of The Apes | Picturehouse Podcast

July 16, 2017

Writer-director Matt Reeves escapes the ape-pocalypse to drop by for a chat about his new film, War For The Planet Of The Apes, starring Andry Serkis and Woody Harrelson.

In the third instalment of the rebooted Planet Of The Apes franchise, a new threat looms over the peaceful simian civilisation built among the redwood trees: an army of humans led by the ruthless Colonel (Harrelson), who believes he is mankind’s last hope. After a battle in which the apes suffer devastating losses, Caesar (Serkis), their noble, hyper-intelligent leader, fears he may have to abandon the path of mercy he has so far shown to humans. Wrestling with his darker instincts, Caesar embarks on a quest to avenge his kind that brings him face to face with the Colonel in the ultimate battle for dominion over Earth. Director Matt Reeves raises the stakes with his second film in the critically acclaimed franchise, blending spectacular graphics and emotion to thrilling effect.

In cinemas now. #WFTPOTA

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Trey Edward Shults on It Comes At Night | Picturehouse Podcast

July 7, 2017

Trey Edward Shults pops by for a quick chat about It Comes At Night, in cinemas now.

Director: Trey Edwards Shults.
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo. USA 2017. 92 mins.

The highly contagious ‘Sickness’ has decimated the population. Paul (Edgerton, Black Mass), his wife (Ejogo, Selma) and her watchful son (Kelvin Harrison Jnr), who is tormented by nightmares, have barricaded themselves in. They leave their fortress wearing only gloves and gasmasks. But when an intruder (Abbot) breaks in begging for food and water for his wife and child, the two families forge an uneasy alliance. However, when one of their number exhibits early signs of the Sickness, paranoia and mistrust boil over, and, as the evil outside creeps ever closer, Paul ultimately learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul. Shot in low, natural light, Shults’s psychological thriller has an eerie quality which perfectly abets the edgy anxiety of the relationships and a brooding intensity punctuated by brutal violence.

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Ceyda Torun on Kedi | Picturehouse Podcast

July 1, 2017

Director Ceyda Torun drops in to talk about her new film Kedi, in cinemas now.

Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame – and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

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Edgar Wright on Baby Driver | Picturehouse Podcast

June 28, 2017

Sam has a quick chat with writer-director Edgar Wright about his new movie, Baby Driver and the season of films he curated at Picturehouse Central. Baby Driver is in cinemas now! 

“Young getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to leave his criminal life behind. But one last heist puts his love, life and freedom on the line. With an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Queen and Martha Reeves to The Beach Boys, Edgar Wright’s musical crime caper rolls out one terrific tune after the other.”

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Baby Driver | Picturehouse Podcast

June 27, 2017

Sam and Simon return to talk about Edgar Wright's much anticipated Baby Driver. In cinemas now!

"Young getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to leave his criminal life behind. But one last heist puts his love, life and freedom on the line. With an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Queen and Martha Reeves to The Beach Boys, Edgar Wright’s musical crime caper rolls out one terrific tune after the other."

The boys also look at the top 5 films currently playing at Picturehouse Cinemas and have a quick chat about Transformers: The Last Knight, The Book of Henry and Netflix!

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Colin Trevorrow on The Book Of Henry | Picturehouse Podcast

June 23, 2017

Sam caught up with director Colin Trevorrow to talk about his new film The Book Of Henry. In cinemas now.

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Nick Broomfield on Whitney | Picturehouse Podcast

June 17, 2017

Celebrated documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield stops by for a quick chat about his new film Whitney: Can I Be Me.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal, 2017, USA/UK, 105min.

Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an “American Princess,” the most awarded female artist ever. Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voice of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died at just 48 years old. Whitney: Can I Be Me tells Whitney Houston’s incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.

In cinemas now. 

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