May 4, 2018
Sam talks to Ruby Barnhill who stars as the voice of Mary in Mary and The Witch's Flower, the debut feature animation from Studio Ponoc.
While spending the last weeks of summer with her Great-Aunt Charlotte in the countryside, Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby woods. There she stumbles upon a flower that has magical powers and transforms a little broomstick into one that flies. Mary is whisked away, high above the clouds, and transported to Endor College – a school of magic!
Mary is warmly welcomed by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. Believing her to be a “once-in-a-century” magical talent, they give Mary a guided tour of the dazzling school and invite her to join. But Mary discovers that all is not as it seems in this fantastical world, and soon must confront great danger and call on her courage if she is to save the day.
April 17, 2018
Corrina Antrobus interviews directors of the intimate new documentary Even When I Fall - Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon alongside powerhouse producer Elhum Shakerifar.
Using the performance skills developed when sold as slaves in Indian circuses, Sheetal and Saraswoti have now reclaimed their life to form Nepal's first circus. A beautiful film of sisterhood and self-discovery alongside a unique perspective on human trafficking.
April 6, 2018
John Krasinski, the writer, director and star of A Quiet Place, pops into the Picturehouse Podbooth for a very quiet chat about his new film.
A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.
April 5, 2018
Sam is joined by director Todd Haynes to discuss his new movie, Wonderstruck.
Based on Brian Selznick’s novel of the same name, Wonderstruck is about two children, both with hearing impairments, who live in eras 50 years apart and set off in search of the bright lights of New York City. Todd Haynes masterfully flits between a black-and-white 1927, where 12-year-old urchin Rose (Millicent Simmonds) lives a cosseted life in New Jersey, and 1977, where an unkempt Ben (Pete’s Dragon star Fegley) lives in a quiet, rural town in Minnesota. While Rose dreams of crossing paths with film star idol Lillian Mayhew (Moore), Ben longs for his deceased mother (Williams) and his father whom he never knew. In a whimsical mirroring of one another, both children trade in their lonely lives for the hustle and bustle of the big city in a quest to find themselves.
April 5, 2018
Sam and Simon return to talk about some of their favourite March films, still playing at Picturehouse Cinemas including You Were Never Really Here, Tomb Raider, Isle of Dogs and Ready Player One.
March 20, 2018
Corrina Antrobus talks to director Lorna Tucker about her new film Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist.
Director: Lorna Tucker
Starring: Vivienne Westwood
Duration: 83 min
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive footage, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in post-war Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.
March 9, 2018
Sam talks to writer and director Lynne Ramsay about her new film, You Were Never Really Here. In cinemas now.
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov
Duration: 95 min
Joaquin Phoenix echoes Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle in his performance as Gulf War veteran turned brutal hitman Joe in Lynne Ramsay’s award-winning psychological thriller. Radicalised by the habitual brutality he has witnessed, Joe is given a new commission: recover young girl Nina (Samsonov) – daughter of an ambitious young politician – from a sex-trafficking ring. When he and Nina are swept into a violent conspiracy in the aftermath, both their lives are put at risk. Tensions build and the hitman’s nightmares steadily take hold of his waking life. Will the murky world of ‘private security’ and dirty dealings be his death trip or cause his awakening? You Were Never Really Here sets out to bare the soul of its hammer-wielding anti-hero.
February 14, 2018
Real-life superhero producer Nate Moore chats to Corrina Antrobus for the Picturehouse Podcast. As well as earning his stripes on blockbusters Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, Nate's now made history with one of the most anticipated superhero movies of a lifetime Black Panther. Here he talks working with Ryan Coogler, discovering Latishia Wright and the importance of positive representation on film.
February 2, 2018
Phantom Thread star Vicky Krieps pops by to talk about working with Paul Thomas Anderson on her new film. In cinemas now - including a special 70mm presentation at Picturehouse Central.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
This tale of obsession and self-doubt features what Daniel Day-Lewis has claimed will be his final film appearance. Celebrated couturier Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Manville) are at the centre of the 1950s London fashion world, dressing royalty, film stars, heiresses and debutants with the distinct style of the House of Woodcock. But despite the many women in his life Woodcock remains a confirmed bachelor, seeking only companionship and inspiration for his work, and all under the protective eye of Cyril. That’s until he meets hotel waitress Alma (Krieps) who, young and determined, will turn his carefully tailored life upside down. In his second collaboration with Day-Lewis, director Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey and the women who keep his world running.
January 25, 2018
Corrina Antrobus joins the podteam to talk to director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson about Disney Pixar's latest film, Coco. In cinemas now.
Director: Adrian Molina Lee Unkrich
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez
Duration: 105 min
With big dreams of becoming a musician, 12-year-old guitarist Miguel (Gonzalez) sets out to solve the mystery behind his family’s age-old ban on music. His adventures take him and his trusty dog Dante to the dazzlingly colourful Land of the Dead. Here, the young hero is met by a trickster skeleton Héctor (Bernal), and together they work hard to lift the musical curse. But will Miguel manage to make it back to the real world intact and will he solve the ancestral mystery? Pixar brings us another stunning family animation, masterfully directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina. This time it’s Day of the Dead-themed and packed with magical skeletons, vibrant Mexican tradition, mischievous dogs and raucous celebrations. A truly captivating coming-of-age film with the family and a sense of humour at its heart.