Films Are Not Your Friends: A Multimedia Workshop on Movie Propaganda

Do you ever wonder if films and TV shows are deliberately trying to make you think a certain way? Is anything “unsayable” on screen? And what happens if you do say it? In this 90-minute multimedia workshop, you can select clips from dozens of films – including the Marvel, James Bond, and Meet the Parents Read more

Social Cinema: Fast Flash Frenetic Film

Portsmouth University student Chloe Franks salutes an extraordinary new genre that is revolutionising the way we watch and judge films and television programmes. There’s a man stumbling along the middle of a deserted road, back to the camera. His hair is dark and he wears a pristine black suit. His left foot drags a little Read more

This Week at No. 6 Cinema

Star & Crescent film reviewer Zach Lockwood provides an exclusive guide to this week’s screenings at No. 6 cinema. Thursday, 5th November: Listen To Me Marlon With exclusive access to his hitherto private personal archive, including hundreds of hours of audio recorded over the course of his life, this is the definitive Marlon Brando documentary. It charts Read more

This Week at No. 6 Cinema

Star & Crescent film reviewer Zach Lockwood provides an exclusive guide to this week’s screenings at No. 6 cinema. Thursday, 29th October: La Regle Du Jeu (PG) The illusive French film La Regle Du Jeu (The Rules of the Game), which survived on 16mm prints for several decades, is coming to No.6. Make sure you catch it. A Read more

This Week at No. 6 Cinema

Star & Crescent film reviewer Zach Lockwood provides an exclusive guide to this week’s screenings at No. 6 cinema. Thursday, 22nd October: Iris (12A) Who would’ve thought that a film about a 93-year-old style guru and fashion icon would be so engrossing, entertaining, and watchable? I knew nothing of Iris Apfel going into the film, Read more

Independents’ Day: the Alternative to the Multiplex Cinema

Richard Warburton asks how our independent cinemas are faring in the battle to stay afloat, and Chris Martin gives a potted history of Portsmouth Film Society, a local champion of independent cinema. Another predictable Oscars saw the Hollywood establishment acknowledging superior independent films in Birdman and Whiplash. This self-congratulatory bout of hat tipping is however Read more