November 17, 2019
Sam Clements talks to director Paul Feig about his new movie, Last Christmas.
Scripted around the songs of George Michael, this boy-meets-girl meet-cute tale is set to become a perennial favourite for the holiday season. Kate (Emilia Clarke, GAME OF THRONES) is down on her luck. She mopes around London, one bad hair day after another. After a spell in hospital, she’s had to move back in with her mother (Emma Thompson), and from day to day, she’s plagued by the jangly bells on her shoes – an irritating reminder that she’s working as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. When soup kitchen volunteer Tom (Henry Golding, CRAZY RICH ASIANS) walks into her life and starts to see a way through Kate’s mishaps, it all seems too good to be true. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith.
November 17, 2019
Sarah Cook talks to director Bill Condon about his new film, The Good Liar.
Legendary actors Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this smart and suspenseful thriller directed by Bill Condon (Mr Holmes, Gods And Monsters). Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
November 3, 2019
Sarah Cook talks to director Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy abut their new film, Doctor Sleep.
Danny Torrance is a middle-aged man drifting though America in order to shed his father's alcoholism, which passed down to him in order to forget the events of "The Shining". After landing into a small Massachusetts town and with the aid of a cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep". After meeting a young girl with the most powerful shining Danny's ever seen, he must now face the demons of his past and the demons of the present in order to save her from a horrifying evil known as "The True Knot".
November 1, 2019
Felicity Beckett talks to celebrated screenwriter Paul Laverty about his new film, Sorry We Missed You, directed by Ken Loach, in cinemas now.
Set in Newcastle, Ken Loach’s new tale of predicament is about a family struggling to get on the housing ladder. In the Loach tradition, it’s fierce, open and angry: a film about the real human cost of our economic development.
Ricky is a labourer, proud of never having been on the dole, and his wife, Abby, is a contract nurse and carer. Despite working longer and harder, they realise they will never have independence or their own home. As their debts increase and as Abby faces exploitative pressures at work, even for a strong, loving family, life is becoming toxic. So, when the app revolution offers Ricky a golden opportunity, it’s now or never.
October 24, 2019
Sarah Cook talks to directors Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz about their new movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey.
October 19, 2019
Leah Byrne talks to Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan about their latest stop-motion adventure.
Shaun is back! And there's a new arrival in town who's a little alien...meet Lu-La. Watch the official trailer for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – landing in UK cinemas October 18th. Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?
September 29, 2019
Host Sarah Cook talks to writer - director Lulu Wang about her latest film, The Farewell.
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival: London 2019, hosted at Picturehouse Central. The Farewell is in cinemas now.
September 29, 2019
Host Corrina Antrobus is joined by writer-director Shola Amoo and lead actor Sam Adewunmi to discuss their new film, The Last Tree.
Growing up with his doting foster mother in the rolling fields of rural Lincolnshire, Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, enjoys a childhood as idyllic as the landscape around him. That is, until his birth mother reclaims him, uprooting him from the countryside and taking him back to a very different life in an inner-city London flat. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, and with the lack of emotional bond with his mother, Femi hardens himself to adapt and forges ahead in a brazen attempt to build his own identity. Dreamily tracing Femi’s journey through various stages of his life, The Last Tree is a tender, stirring and beautifully shot coming-of-age story with shades of Girldhood and Moonlight.
Book tickets and find your nearest cinema at: www.thelasttree.film
September 1, 2019
Sam Clements and Corrina Antrobus talk about what they've recently seen at the cinema, including Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. Sam talks to the man himself about his new film!
Sam and Corrina also talk about Peter Webber's new film Inna De Yard and Lulu Wang's The Farewell - both in cinemas this September.
Finally, the pair talk about some upcoming events at Picturehouse Cinemas.
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Recorded at Silk Factory, Soho.
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July 15, 2019
Sam Clements, Corrina Antrobus and Sarah Cook talk about what they've recently seen at the cinema, including Pixar's latest film Toy Story 4, Ari Aster's Midsommar, his highly anticipated follow up to Hereditary and Jim Jarmusch's star-studded zombie movie, The Dead Don't Die.
They also look to the future with The Lion King, a new surprise film slot at Picturehouse Cinemas, Sophie Hyde's Sundance Film Festival favourite Animals and an upcoming Quentin Tarantino retrospective, ahead of the release of Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood.
Recorded at Silk Factory, Soho.
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