Film & Cinema

Norwich Film Festival has welcomed an Absolutely Fabulous guest during the event’s final weekend.

DC’s gathering of the clan, their equivalent of the Avengers Assembling, has had a low-key arrival in cinemas after the hubris of their Batman Vs Superman and Suicide Squad fiascos, and this film feels like a chore, a contractual obligation.

Star Wars has become a welcome cash cow for the cinema industry. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that the announcement of a yet another new trilogy will undermine the quality of this culturally important film series

Annette Bening does a magnificent job as the Oscar-winning 1950s Hollywood screen siren who finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s.

Matt Spicer’s dark comedy drama is a cautionary tale about tech-savvy generations, whose fragile sense of self-worth is determined by connections on social media.

Paul King’s wholesome and crowd-pleasing sequel, which replicates the irresistible charm of the 2014 film that introduced the duffel-coat clad hero to the big screen, is nice, but not at the expense of wit and invention.

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk’s cinemas this November, including Thor: Ragnarok, Murder on the Orient Express, Suburbicon, Daddy’s Home 2 and Justice League.

Movie fans in Great Yarmouth will have the chance to see one of this year’s most talked about films - thanks to a determined art buff from Caister.

Film fans are in for a treat as the 2017 Norwich Film Festival kicks off tomorrow. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 highlights.

Murder on the Orient Express is the latest directorial outing by Kenneth Branagh and a sumptuous retelling of the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery novel of the same name.

Three is the magic number for Marvel Comics’ dreamy incarnation of the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder who finally gets into an otherworldly groove in this third solo outing directed to the comic hilt by New Zealand indie film-maker Taika Waititi.

One of Tim Burton’s greatest films will feature at a ‘fright night’ cinema event in Swaffham.

Adapted from Andre Acriman’s novel by James Ivory, Luca Guadagnino’s sun-drenched and gorgeously restrained tale of a summer romance between two boys in 1980s Italy is poignant and truthful but also so oppressively tasteful.

Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry is one of the biggest in the world, and one of its latest movies has actually been shot in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Writer-director Armando Iannucci’s Moscow-set black comedy set after the death of the tyrant is genuinely laugh-out-loud and casually chilling with an all-star playing up the absurdity in a wild variety of different accents.

Not to be confused with the charming animated film based on Raymond Briggs’ picture book, Tomas Alfredson’s gritty detective thriller is is a ham-fisted detective yarn with ice rather than blood in its veins, adapted from a gripping novel.

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman co-direct a groundbreaking animated drama about the final days of painter Vincent van Gogh is unique but the effect is often distracting and distancing.

To celebrate the release Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded new film adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, a city-wide, murder-mystery adventure is coming to Norwich, and you can be on the case.

The Hangover downs shots with Deliverance and The Blair Witch Project, in this British horror thriller resists the temptation for cheap, jump-out-of-your-seat scares to focus on a sustained build-up of tension.

Starry cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer and Cillian Murphy in Sally Potter’s black and white satire of contemporary social mores, which unfolds in real time.

With Blade Runner 2049 in cinemas and Electric Dreams, a series based on his short stories, on TV, cult sci-fi writer Philip K Dick is everywhere at the moment, but why his does his unique vision endure 30 years after his death.

The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer has thrown up a series of questions and theories about what will unfold on the big screen this Christmas.

In 1990, Joel Schumacher brought together young Hollywood’s bright lights Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland for an outlandish thriller about curious medical students. Sadly the belated sequel flatlines.

For the last eight years film fans have been putting their movie knowledge to the test at Cinema City’s quizzes - and this Sunday sees the Norwich venue’s fortnightly event celebrate its 200th milestone.

If you want to remember him for that perfect goal against Liverpool in 1980, don’t watch Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story.

The extraordinary and tragic life of former Canaries star Justin Fashanu is the subject of a new film released today.

Ridley Scott’s ground-breaking 1982 sci-fi classic complete with dystopian Los Angeles and Vangelis’ electronic score finally gets its eagerly awaited sequel, directed by Denis Villeneuve, and it’s been worth the wait, even if it’s a little style over substance.

Adapted from Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir, director Destin Daniel Cretton’s film, starrinh Oscar winner Brie Larson, asks us to believe that formative years marked harsh lessons in self-preservation could inspire four siblings.

The author of the biography Goodbye Christopher Robin - which is the basis of a new film of the same name - will appear in Norwich tonight .

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk’s cinemas this October, including Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, Lego Ninjago Movie and Thor: Ragnarok.

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