September 27, 2018
Sam talks to Glenn Close and director Björn Runge about her new film The Wife.
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point.
On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.
September 21, 2018
Film critic Elena Lazic interviews director Gaspar Noé about his new film, Climax. In cinemas now.
Dizzying, electric and wildly disturbing, provocateur Gaspar Noé’s dance-horror hybrid takes us on a trip like no other when a party takes a hellish turn. Gathered in a remote lodge for a three-day tour rehearsal, twenty urban dancers embark on a horror ride after somebody spikes the sangria bowl with LSD. A pleasure-fuelled evening descends into chaos as one by one the dancers begin to lose control. Things slip out of focus, neuroses and psychoses take hold, and primitive selves are let off the leash – all set to the electronic beats of Daft Punk, Erik Satie and Aphex Twin.
September 15, 2018
Sam talks to Brady Jandreau, the star of Chloé Zhao's The Rider, in cinemas now.
This true story sees real-life rodeo rider Brady Jandreau deliver a heart-stirring performance as a bronco rider who suffers a serious head injury at a bull-riding competition. When doctors advise against his ever competing again, Brady’s left searching for a purpose in life – for what’s the use of a cowboy who can’t ride or rodeo? The film is set on the wide and windy Dakota prairie, where Brady lives in a trailer with his sister (Lilly Jandreau) and their father (Tim Jandreau), all members of a Sioux family that has seen its share of hardship. The actors are non-professional, each playing a version of their real selves. A powerful blending of fact and fiction, and one man’s search for identity in the wreckage of the American dream.
September 13, 2018
Sam Clements, Sarah Cook and Codie Entwistle chat about some of the biggest films coming to Picturehouse Cinemas this September.
The team discuss Crazy Rich Asians, Lucky, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post and American Animals. Stay until the very end for the Picturehouse Quiz!
September 12, 2018
Sam talks to actor turned director John Carroll Lynch about his directorial debut, Lucky.
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut, "Lucky", is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.
September 11, 2018
Sam Clements talks to writer-director Bart Layton about his new film, American Animals. In cinemas now.
Director: Bart Layton. Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd
When Spencer (Keoghan) is shown around his college’s rare book collection – he forms a plan to steal the valuable first editions. But not before recruiting two trusty accomplices: nervy maths geek Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and wealthy jock Chas (Blake Jenner). Based on true events at the library of Transylvania University in 2004, and blending fiction with fact, this is a slick and innovative heist thriller with attitude.
September 5, 2018
Corrina Antrobus talks to Chloë Grace Moretz about her new film, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post.
Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high-school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”. At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods and earnest Christian rock songs – but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, she connects with peers and is able to find her place among fellow outcasts.
Writer/director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed coming-of-age novel and create a refreshingly original teen movie. Balancing inherent drama with understated humour, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post looks at a teenage girl grappling with pain and loss who, at the same time, creates a family on her own terms and learns what it means to empower herself by having confidence in her own identity.
August 30, 2018
Sam talks to award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski about his Cannes Film Festival sensation, Cold War.
Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with the stunning Cold War, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is as tragic as it is moving, and as transportive as it is honest.
Winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Pawlikowski melds the personal with the political to exquisite effect. Set to a soundtrack that takes you from the rustic folk songs of rural Poland to the sultry jazz of a Paris basement bar, it’s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent - and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.
August 24, 2018
Corrina Antrobus talks to director Spike Lee about his award-winning new film, BlacKkKlansman.
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Adam Driver, John David Washington, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier
Duration: 135 min
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Teaming up with seasoned colleague Flip Zimmerman (Driver), the young detective goes undercover to take down the extremist hate group from the inside.
August 22, 2018
Sam Clements, Corrina Antrobus and Sarah Cook chat about some of the biggest films coming to Picturehouse Cinemas this August.
The team discuss Christopher Robin, Yardie, BlacKkKlansman and Cold War. Stay until the very end for the Picturehouse Quiz!
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