The Kid Who Would Be King with Joe Cornish | Picturehouse Podcast

February 15, 2019

Sam talks to writer-director Joe Cornish, about his new film The Kid Who Would Be King. In cinemas now. 

Following his sci-fi sensation Attack The Block, director Joe Cornish returns with a hugely enjoyable mash-up of old-school magic and the modern world. 

Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just an ordinary boy, living an ordinary life... until he stumbles upon the mythical sword of King Arthur and frees it from its stone. (In a building site, no less.) But can this kid be king? With the help of legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), Alex must unite friends and enemies alike and defeat the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) in the battle of a lifetime. 

Beat an army, slay a demon and save the world? No pressure, kid.

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If Beale Street Could Talk and Capernaum | Picturehouse Podcast

February 13, 2019

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

The team discuss Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk and Capernaum. Find out more at picturehouses.com.

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All Is True with Kenneth Branagh | Picturehouse Podcast

February 11, 2019

Felicity Beckett talks to Kenneth Branagh about his new film All Is True.

Not content to stop at his legendary Shakespeare roles and acclaimed productions of the bard’s plays, Kenneth Branagh now directs a film about the playwright’s last years, in which he stars as the man himself.

The year is 1613. Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. Disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford to face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Featuring turns from British acting legends Judi Dench and Ian McKellen, All Is True is a beguiling mix of fact and fiction about England’s greatest poet.

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If Beale Street Could Talk with Barry Jenkins | Picturehouse Podcast

February 8, 2019

Sam talks to writer-director Barry Jenkins about his Oscar and BAFTA nominated new film, If Beale Street Could Talk. 

Adapted from James Baldwin’s powerful novel by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk is a lyrical celebration of love, both familial and romantic, told through the prism of a young African-American couple’s struggle for justice in 1970s Harlem. At the centre of the story is Tish, a newly engaged woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. 

Jenkins’ elegant third feature sings with soulful performances from a largely unknown cast, and paints a wonderful portrait of New York against a backdrop of social change and injustice. It’s a dreamy, sometimes heartbreaking tale of love against impossible odds, and a timely reminder that compassion can be a force of nature.

In cinemas now. 

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Alita: Battle Angel with Robert Rodriguez | Picturehouse Podcast

February 7, 2019

Sam talks to writer-director Robert Rodriguez about his new film Alita: Battle Angel. 

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she doesn’t recognise, she’s taken in by Ido (Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realises that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. 

As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it’s only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control.

In cinemas now. 

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Vice with Adam McKay | Picturehouse Podcast

January 26, 2019

Sarah Cook talks to writer-director Adam McKay about his new film Vice, in cinemas now. 

Just how did US politics reach the state it finds itself in? Adam McKay follows his dramatic retelling of the 2008 banking crisis,The Big Short, with another darkly comic yarn drawn from the tangled world of current affairs.

Starring an unrecognisable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Vice is a pull-no-punches account of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the globe in ways that still resonate today.

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Beautiful Boy, Stan & Ollie, Colette | Picturehouse Podcast

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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