Cinema news and reviews from Charles Hutchinson.

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John Hamm is a million dollar charmer

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4:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE are actors who submit themselves reluctantly for interview because it’s in their contract. Others, like Jon Hamm, embrace what some regard as an ordeal and give a little bit of themselves in conversation.

Sign up for BFI Film Academy Leeds

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3:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

YORKSHIRE teenagers with a passion for cinema are being offered the chance to sign up for a film school next year.

Screening of Dead Poets Society pays tribute to Robin Williams

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3:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CITY Screen, York, is collaborating with The Retreat, in Lamel Hill, to pay tribute to actor Robin Williams with a 6.15pm screening of Dead Poets Society (PG) on Monday .

Leeds Grand Theatre holds Theatres At War exhibition, September 14

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10:34am Thursday 28th August 2014

LEEDS Grand Theatre will host a one-off First World War exhibition at its annual Heritage Open Day on September 14.

Anthony Head's voice stars in The Unbeatables

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11:11am Thursday 21st August 2014

HOME, says actor Anthony Head, has always been Britain. "We have a very lovely place in Bath and I find it immensely grounding when I come home," he says.

Rare 1910 Richard III film to be shown at Middleham Castle, August 23 and 24

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10:29am Thursday 21st August 2014

A RARE black and white silent film of Shakespeare’s Richard III from 1910 will be shown in the last Plantagenet king’s childhood home, Middleham Castle, brought to "voice" by a cast of actors from York Theatre Royal on Saturday and Sunday night .

God Help The Girl, City Screen, York, August 16

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2:28pm Friday 15th August 2014

BELLE & Sebastian musician Stuart Murdoch's debut film, God Help The Girl, will be shown at City Screen, York, tomorrow in a special preview screening at 6pm.

Review: The Expendables 3 (12A), 103 minutes ***

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3:07pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WHILE most pensioners are wondering how far they can travel on their free pass or browse through brochures for retirement homes, Sylvester Stallone is busy fighting and shooting and then fighting some more on screen – a real 68-year-old action man.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, City Screen, York, August 16

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12:47pm Thursday 14th August 2014

YORK'S Aesthetica Short Film Festival is spreading its wings by presenting eight family-friendly shorts from the 2013 festival at 25 cinemas nationwide this weekend, curated specially for the Picturehouse Kids’ Club.

Sylvester Stallone talks about his new film The Expendables 3

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12:03pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SCREEN tough guy Sylvester Stallone has a sure-fire way of knowing how good a movie is – by his physical state at the end of shooting.

The Inbetweeners don't grow up in Australia

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11:48am Thursday 7th August 2014

THREE years ago they thought it was all over. Then The Inbetweeners movie opened in cinemas and after a record £13m opening weekend showed its staying power by raking in more than £45million at the UK box office.

Vue cinemas branches out with Dexys

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12:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE was a time when each city had a multitude of cinema houses, giving a wide choice of films. Cinemas dwindled, so did choice, but then along came the multiplex and multiple film options.

It’s cutting edge stuff

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2:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SUNDAY'S York premiere of The Knife That Killed Me heralds the dawn of a new age of Yorkshire cinema as the silver screen makes room for the green screen.

Keeping Rosy (15), City Screen, York, July 15

York Press: Maxine Peake

11:16am Thursday 10th July 2014

MAXINE Peake stars in Steve Reeves’s new British psychological thriller, Keeping Rosy (15) in a one-off screening in the Discover Tuesdays slot at City Screen, York, on Tuesday at 6.15pm.

Big Screen, Valley Gardens, Harrogate, July 5 and 6

York Press: Undated Film Still Handout from Monsters University. Pictured: Mike (voiced by BILLY CRYSTAL) and Sulley (voiced by JOHN GOODMAN) amongst other MU monsters. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Disney Pixar. WARNING: This

2:57pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

HARROGATE International Festivals will be hosting the Big Screen in the new location of the Valley Gardens this weekend to accommodate Yorkshire's Le Grand Départ for the Tour de France.

Director holds Q&A session for Lad: A Yorkshire Story

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11:19am Thursday 3rd July 2014

DIRECTOR Dan Hartley will introduce tomorrow evening’s gala screening of Lad: A Yorkshire Story at Curzon Ripon to accompany Le Grand Départ for the Tour de France. He will hold a question-and-answer session after the 6.20pm show too.

Jazz notes

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2:51pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WITH belting rain over much of Yorkshire, the final day of the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival enjoyed bright sunshine on Sunday, cue for picnics, suntan lotion and knotted hankies on heads. On the main stage, pianist Rob Law’s Quintet sparkled.

Syria – Return To Homs screening and Q&A - City Screen York, July 2

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1:52pm Monday 30th June 2014

A NEW documentary film about the revolution in Syria – Return To Homs – will be screened at City Screen York on Wednesday at 8.30pm, followed by a Q&A with the director, Talal Derki.

Tour de France film screening at York's city Screen

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10:26am Saturday 28th June 2014

IN THE run up to the Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire, York’s City Screen will host an evening with the makers of a feature film which tries to capture the essence of the road race.

The Fault In Our Stars (12A), 126 minutes ***

York Press: The Fault In Our Stars (12A), 126 minutes ***

3:59pm Friday 20th June 2014

JOHN Green’s best-selling book The Fault In Our Stars has been somewhat disappointingly transformed into Hollywood’s latest teenage chick flick.

Archive footage captures the joy of the cycle ride

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11:14am Saturday 14th June 2014

Ahead of the Grand Départ, CHARLES HUTCHINSON previews a Yorkshire film capturing those wobbly days of learning to ride a bike.

Benvenuto Cellini, City Screen, York, June 17

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2:53pm Thursday 12th June 2014

IT'S the morning - well, late afternoon - after the first night before and Terry Giliam is on a high as he declares, "There's nothing more exhilarating than success."

Fruitvale Station (15) 88 minutes ****

York Press: Michael B Jordan stars in the emotional true-life drama Fruitvale Station

2:40pm Thursday 12th June 2014

NOT so much a day in the life of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III as a day in the death of this California resident.

Audience required for a new way of going to the cinema

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3:13pm Thursday 5th June 2014

JESSICA Jones, an American Masters student at the University of York, is looking to source a crowd of viewers for York's first film screening organised in association with Ourscreen at City Screen, York.

Angelina Jolie stars in new Disney film Maleficent

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10:50am Thursday 29th May 2014

CHILDREN were so scared of Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie in her new wicked role that they were terrified to appear with her. In the end five-year-old daughter Vivienne had to play a scene as a young princess.

Three films made in York ready to roll this summer

York Press: The Knife that Killed Me

12:27pm Thursday 29th May 2014

NOT one, not two, but three films stamped Made In York are ready to roll this summer.

Review: The Wind Rises (PG), 127 minutes, City Screen, York.

York Press: The Wind Rises

12:19pm Saturday 17th May 2014

JAPANESE director Hayao Miyazaki has made his final film.

The Trip To Italy, Pocklington Arts Centre, May 21

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3:06pm Thursday 15th May 2014

POCKLINGTON Arts Centre will follow up a feature-length screening of The Trip To Italy on May 21 with a satellite live broadcast of its two stars, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, in conversation from the host venue, the Hackney Picturehouse.

Tour de Cinema, Brimham Rocks, May 17

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2:56pm Thursday 15th May 2014

FILM reels and bicycle wheels come together in celebration of the Tour De France in a National Trust series of Tour De Cinema free outdoor cinema screenings this spring and early summer.

Blue Ruin (15), 90 minutes, City Screen, York ***

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2:23pm Thursday 1st May 2014

BLUE Ruin is one of those indie American films that should always be the preserve of City Screen.

This week at City Screen cinema

2:59pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Discover Tuesdays slot at City Screen, York, will be filled by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Plazza's ingenious Italian art-house gangster movie Salvo (12A) on Tuesday at 6.20pm.

British actor Sam Claflin's hunger for change

York Press: Sam Clafin and Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones

12:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

RISING British star Sam Claflin was walking the red carpet at the premiere of the latest Hammer horror production The Quiet Ones this week – and it won't be the last we see of this busy young actor this year.

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Certificate 12A. 136 mins ****

York Press: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

3:21pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE Marvel Comics takeover of the universe continues apace with the second Captain America adventure on screen and the Avengers (Assemble) sequel about to go into production.

City Screen York to show The White Ribbon

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1:08pm Thursday 27th March 2014

CITY Screen, York is to show The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke’s cinematic vision of Germany before The Great War, on Sunday at 6.30pm.

Win DVD bundle for The Past

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12:15pm Thursday 27th March 2014

WHAT’S On has teamed up with City Screen, York, to mark tomorrow’s opening of Asghar Farhardi’s latest film, The Past, with a competition.

City Screen marks new film release with Wes Anderson season

York Press: The Grand Budapest Hotel

9:42am Wednesday 12th February 2014

THE wait for Wes Anderson’s much-anticipated all-star caper The Grand Budapest Hotel will end officially on March 7, but before then City Screen, York has arranged a couple of sneak previews for Sunday, March 2.

Talk at screening of The Invisible Woman, City Screen, York, February 22

York Press: The Invisible Woman

4:11pm Thursday 6th February 2014

WRITER, broadcaster and curator Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper will give an introductory talk at the 3pm screening of Ralph Fiennes’s new film, The Invisible Woman, at City Screen, York, on February 22 at 3pm.

Review: Mr Peabody & Sherman - Running time: 92mins Certificate U ***

York Press: Review: Mr Peabody & Sherman -  Running time: 92mins  Certificate U ***

4:07pm Thursday 6th February 2014

FEW movies, let alone animated ones, can claim to offer a history lesson as well as an entertainment. Mr Peabody & Sherman, a father and son story, does just that as it time travels to the French Revolution, Troy and the Italian Renaissance.

Screening to honour Philip Seymour Hoffman

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11:57am Thursday 6th February 2014

CITY Screen, York, will mark last Sunday’s death of American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman with a 3.45pm charity screening of The Master (15) on Sunday afternoon in aid of Adfam.

Review: Dallas Buyers Club - Running time: 117mins, Certificate 15 ****

York Press: Dallas Buyers Club

11:52am Thursday 6th February 2014

RELEASED outside the awards season, Dallas Buyers Club might have slipped through the net as just another low-budget indie picture. Coming out surrounded by the hoopla and publicity of the Oscars and other awards, the film gets all the attention it deserves.

York to host season of Ingmar Bergman’s classics

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12:14pm Thursday 30th January 2014

CITY Screen, York and the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York are joining together for an Ingmar Bergman season in March.

Grudge Match - Certificate 12A. 113 mins ***

York Press: Grudge Match  - Certificate 12A. 113 mins ***

3:28pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THIS boxing comedy drama offers the irresistible sight of Jake La Motta and Rocky Balboa slugging it out in the boxing ring as Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro revive memories if not the characters of two of their greatest screen successes.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Certificate 12A. 105 mins ***

York Press: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  Certicate 12A. 105 mins ***

3:26pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THERE’S something endearingly old-fashioned about this thriller fashioned from characters in Tom Clancy’s novels.

Coen Brothers’ Sing Out book to be won

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3:24pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

CITY Screen, York, has teamed up with What’s On for a competition to mark tomorrow’s opening of the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis.

Kindertransport film at City Screen for Holocaust Memorial Day

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2:29pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day on Sunday will be commemorated with a programme of events around York.

Buster Keaton in The General with live piano accompaniment, Helmsley Arts Centre, February 1

York Press: York street musician and piano teacher Kieran White

9:38am Friday 17th January 2014

YORK composer and pianist Kieran White will accompany the February 1 screening of Buster Keaton’s 1926 silent comedy The General with his amusing, dramatic score at Helmsley Arts Centre.

City Screen round-up

York Press: Marius (12A)

2:43pm Thursday 16th January 2014

CITY Screen, York, resumes its World Cinema Matinees programme with this morning’s screening of the digital re-release of Jazujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story (U).

Parkland (15), at City Screen, York, January 20

York Press: Parkland (15), at City Screen, York, January 20

2:41pm Thursday 16th January 2014

ZAC Efron stars in the Monday Special film, the 2013 American thriller Parkland (15), at City Screen, York, on January 20 at 6.30pm.

Drop-in service to help the homeless

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8:57am Saturday 11th January 2014

THE fight against homelessness will be stepped up in North Yorkshire next week when a new drop-in advice service is launched.

Royle Family’s Ricky Tomlinson to star in supernatural comedy set in York

York Press: Ricky Tomlinson at Literally ... A Bookshop in New Brighton tonight (6.30pm).

7:56am Saturday 11th January 2014

A NEW supernatural comedy starring Royle Family actor Ricky Tomlinson is to be filmed and set in York and the production team are looking for local actors and extras to take part.



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