Stan & Ollie Special | Picturehouse Podcast

January 9, 2019

Sarah Cook talks to director Jon S. Baird about his new film Stan & Ollie. Sarah then speaks to Shirley Henderson and Nina Adriana about their roles as Lucille Hardy and Ida Kitaeva Laurel in the movie. 

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are brilliant as legendary movie icons Laurel and Hardy in Stan & Ollie, the charming and touching story of what would become the triumphant swansong of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act.

Eager to reignite their film careers, they embark on a gruelling variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. With the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – the duo reaffirm their love of performing, and for each other, as they secure their place in the hearts of the adoring public.

Stan & Ollie opens on 11 January. 


Julie Cohen and Betsy West on RBG | Picturehouse Podcast

January 6, 2019

Corrina Antrobus talks to directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West about their new film RBG. 

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.


Robert Zemeckis on Welcome To Marwen | Sarah Cook

January 6, 2019

Sarah Cook talks to director Robert Zemeckis about his new film, Welcome To Marwen. 

The miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit. When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic.

As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director. It is executive produced by Jacqueline Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.

Welcome To Marwen is in cinemas now. 


Mark Gatiss on The Favourite | Picturehouse Podcast

January 6, 2019

Sarah Cook talks to actor Mark Gatiss about his role in Yorgos Lanthimos's new movie, The Favourite. 

The latest from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is a delightfully witty and physical comedy. It’s the early 18th Century, England are fighting the French and Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne in poor health. Vying for the Queen’s affections are her devoted friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), and Lady Sarah’s cousin, Abigail (Emma Stone). Newly arrived at the palace and aware the Queen is charmed by her personality, the wily Abigial sees a chance to restore the social status that has been battered by her father’s ruinous wagers.

What follows is a riotous game of one-up-womanship, directed with a fierce, pacy intelligence by Lanthimos and superbly complemented by Robbie Ryan’s cinematography, Sandy Powell’s costume designs and Fiona Crombie’s spectacular sets. At the centre of this wickedly amusing tale are the three powerhouse performances from Weisz, Stone and, especially, Colman, who won the Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her uproarious portrayal of Queen Anne.

The Favourite is in cinemas now. 


Best Films Of 2018 | Picturehouse Podcast

December 20, 2018

Sam is joined by Corrina Antrobus, Codie Entwistle and Clare Binns to look back on the cinematic highlights of 2018. 

The panel take a look at the most popular films with Picturehouse Cinema customers and the results of the Picturehouse Members annual film survey. 

They also discuss their personal highlights this year, and what they'll all be watching over the Christmas holidays. From Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to Mary Poppins Returns, we've got you covered! 

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Rob Marshall on Mary Poppins Returns | Picturehouse Podcast

December 19, 2018

Sam talks to director Rob Marshall about his new film Mary Poppins Returns, in cinemas from 21 December. 

Nearly three decades after her first visit to London, the enigmatic Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) soars back into the capital to look after the Banks children in their time of need.

The now grown-up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) are living in the same house on Cherry Tree Lane, along with Michael’s three children and their housekeeper Ellen (Walters).

The family are in danger of losing their home, and Michael is struggling after a personal loss, but the practically perfect nanny returns just in time to rekindle the fun and wonder missing from their lives – with a little help from street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and her eccentric cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep).

Boasting wonderful songs, classic 2D animation and cameos from some familiar faces, this is a delightful reunion for all to enjoy, whether you grew up with the magic or are discovering it for the first time.



Free Solo with E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin | Picturehouse Podcast

December 17, 2018

Sam talks to directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin about their new film Free Solo, in cinemas now. 

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of Meru, comes Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold,as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

Free Solo is in cinemas now and you have to experience it on the big screen! Showtimes at Picturehouse Cinemas

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Aquaman & Mary Poppins Returns | Picturehouse Podcast

December 15, 2018

Sam Clements and Sarah Cook have a chat about some of the biggest films coming to Picturehouse Cinemas in December.

They discuss Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns and Free Solo. Find out more at

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller | Picturehouse Podcast

December 12, 2018

Sarah Cook talks to producers and co-writers of the new Marvel comic book movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Brooklyn teen Miles Morales thinks he’s the one and only Spider-Man. But when he’s hurled through a portal into a parallel dimension, he discovers his world is just a small slice of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Developed by The Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wanted the film to feel like ‘walking inside a comic book’, the freshest Spider-Man story yet blends humour, action and gorgeous, groundbreaking animation.


The Old Man & The Gun with David Lowery | Picturehouse Podcast

December 8, 2018

Sam talks to writer-director David Lowery about his new film, The Old Man & The Gun. In cinemas now. 

The Old Man & The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest"s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.