The Shape of Water is Guillermo del Toro’s tenth feature film in the director’s chair and boy does he seem comfy there. It’s filled with all the weirdness and quirk for which he is so well revered but balanced out beautifully with stylish cinematography and delicate romance. From it’s remarkable opening scene we are made … Continue reading The Shape of Water – Film Review
Every year, the Univ of York teams up with City Screen to show old and/or unfamiliar films not on popular distribution. These are chosen around a theme: the work of a particular director or actor, those of a chosen nationality or genre (film noir, comedies, etc.) or a random collection of old favorites. They are … Continue reading City Screen and University of York Film Series
Well it's been another incredible year for Film at the Folk Hall and despite us taking a short break while the hall has some work done, we don't plan on slowing down! Seen as we have just had our Annual General Meeting, we thought now would be a good time to give you an update … Continue reading A year in film…
After winning an award for Best Actress for Cabaret in the 1970’s, Liza Minnelli became the only Oscar winner who parents had both previously won Oscars as well! Her mother, Judy Garland, received an award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, won Best Director for Gigi in the 1950’s. The first Oscars consisted of … Continue reading 10 Facts About The Oscars You Probably Didn’t Know
Wes Anderson has been directing films for over two decades now. His features are known for their distinctive visual and artistic style. It is so iconic, it has even sparked its own Instagram hashtag, #accidentalwesanderson. Love it or hate it, his films are iconic. Here we have ranked our top ten for you to enjoy … Continue reading Top Wes Anderson Films Ranked In Order
Of the top 100 grossing films of 2017, women represented just 8% of directors, and 10% of writers. This is surprising, considering that women make up 52% of all moviegoers according to MPAA in 2016. International Women’s Day is an official holiday in 15 countries including Vietnam and China – where is our bank holiday … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2018 – 10 Facts You Should Know
On Friday the 09 March 2018 we will have a special free showing of Suffragette to celebrate International Women's Day as well as 100 years of women having the right to vote! We will have some great introductory speeches from our very own inspirational ladies too. Before the film we will be having our Annual … Continue reading SPRING BREAK – International Women’s Day!
Recently watched Dunkirk? Discover more about the film with our top ten Dunkirk facts that you should know. 1 - The title "Dunkirk" is divided into three segmented colours: sky blue, dark blue, and white, referring to the three parts of the plot: air, sea, and land. The director, Christopher Nolan weaves the three parts … Continue reading Top 10 facts about Dunkirk you should know!
At the end of this month we have two films for you. The first on 26th January when we will be showing our respect for Holocaust Memorial Day (27th) and will be screening the incredible DUNKIRK (12a). In May 1940 Allied troops were trapped in Dunkirk during the German advance through France. What happened next … Continue reading Dunkirk – The event that shaped our world…
Well what can I say, Elf last Sunday was incredible! For the first time since January we had a full house! A sell out show is always the goal, as well as being a great experience to enjoy a film with so many other folks, it's also much needed to help us balance our books! Even … Continue reading Have your elves a merry little Christmas!