Beautiful Boy, Stan & Ollie, Colette | Picturehouse Cinemas

January 19, 2019

Sam ClementsCorrina Antrobus and Sarah Cook have a chat about some of the biggest films at Picturehouse Cinemas right now. 

The team discuss Beautiful Boy, Stan & Ollie and Colette. Find out more at picturehouses.com.

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Beautiful Boy with Felix van Groeningen | Picturehouse Podcast

January 18, 2019

Sarah Cook talks to director Felix van Groeningen about his new film Beautiful Boy. In cinemas now. 

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the true and inspiring story of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell. 

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Wash Westmoreland on Colette | Picturehouse Podcast

January 18, 2019

Sam talks to writer-director Wash Westmoreland about his new film Colette, in cinemas now. 

A radiant Keira Knightley (Atonement, Anna Karenina) gives a career-best performance in this exhilarating, entertaining and timely film about the life of groundbreaking French novelist Colette, best known for Gigi. 

In Belle Époque France, Colette’s marriage to Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West) thrusts her from a simple country life in Burgundy to the creative demi-monde of Paris. A notorious libertine, fourteen years older than his naive country-girl wife, Willy encourages Colette to write (at times locking her in a room until she produces more). Publishing the results under his own name, he basks in the glory bestowed upon the hugely popular ‘Claudine’ stories, actually penned by his wife.

Theirs is a complex marriage, depicted with intelligence and subtlety, as are Colette’s relationships with women – including American-in-Paris Georgie Raoul-Duval (Eleanor Tomlinson) and cross-dressing noblewoman Mathilde de Morny, or Missy (Denise Gough), with whom Colette shared Paris’ first documented same-sex kiss on stage.

The themes of ownership, power, publicity and creativity are brought deliciously to life by Keira Knightley and Dominic West in this sparky, thoroughly-modern period piece. Knightley plays Colette as a sharp, unflinching heroine, struggling against the strictures of the age but never succumbing to them.

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Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant on Can You Ever Forgive Me? | Picturehouse Podcast

January 11, 2019

Corrina Antrobus talks to Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant about their new film Can You Ever Forgive Me? 

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970"s and 80"s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

 

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