Cinema and Film

New Films 20th Jan 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Belfast (12A) Shot in black and white save for opening and closing contemporary… Read more »

New Films 15th Jan 2022 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Scream (18) Making its debut back in 1996, directed… Read more »

New Films 6th Jan 2022 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Licorice Pizza (15) Loosely based on the life of… Read more »

New Films Christmas 2021 Part 2 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Matrix Resurrections (15) As comic book fans will know,… Read more »

Netflix animation Robin Robin starring Birmingham rising star, Amira Macey-Michael shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars

Birmingham-based rising star, Amira Macey-Michael, has landed a prime role in the brand-new Netflix film, Robin Robin, shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars. This is… Read more »

New Films Christmas 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Spider-Man: No Way Home (12A) Again directed by Jon… Read more »

New Films 5th Dec 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW House Of Gucci (15) In 1972, coming from humble… Read more »

New Films 25th Nov 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Ghostbusters: Afterlife (12A) Evicted from their home, Callie (Carrie… Read more »

New Films 17th Nov 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW King Richard (12A) Even before they were born, Compton… Read more »

New Films 12th Nov 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Spencer (12A) Following the liberties taken by The Crown… Read more »

New Films 6th Nov2021 by Mike Davies

NEW Eternals (12A) Those who know their Marvel, will know the Eternals as humanoid cosmic heroes from the planet Olympia assigned by the all-powerful Celestials to watch… Read more »

New Films 29th Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Last Night In Soho (18) While familiar motifs like… Read more »

New Films 21st Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Dune (12A) Originating in 1965, Frank Herbert’s impenetrable allegorical… Read more »

New Films 15th Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Last Duel (18) The first script co-written by… Read more »

Casino Royale Is Still The Best Daniel Craig-Era James Bond Movie, But Why?

As celebrities gathered at the James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on September 28, the average Joe sat at home reflecting… Read more »

New Films 7th Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Addams Family 2 (PG) A follow-up to 2019’s… Read more »

New Films 01st Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW No Time To Die (12A) Daniel Craig quite literally… Read more »

New Films 28th Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Many Saints of Newark (15) Set in New… Read more »

New Films 17th Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Copshop (15) As much influenced by 70s action thrillers… Read more »

New Films 10th Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (12A)… Read more »

New Films 3rd Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Candyman (15) Released in 1992, directed by Bernard Rose,… Read more »

New Films 27th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Our Ladies (15) It’s 1996 and, under the supervision… Read more »

New Films 20th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Nowhere Special (12A) A tattooed, thirty-something window cleaner in… Read more »

Amazon Studios’ Lord of the Rings production should be filmed in Birmingham UK, Tolkien’s spiritual home

Amazon Studios’ £336m production of Lord of the Rings should be filmed in Birmingham, UK  owing to the city’s close association with Tolkien, a film expert at… Read more »

New Films 13th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Free Guy (12A) Every day, Guy (Ryan Reynolds) wakes… Read more »

The Migrant Festival 19 – 22 August 2021

Ikon presents the third annual Migrant Festival. A four day programme mixing visual art, music, film and performance, it celebrates the contribution made by refugees and migrants to… Read more »

New Films 7th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Stillwater (15) Directed by Tom McCarthy, written by Thomas… Read more »

New Films 31st July 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Suicide Squad (15) With its opening credits spelled… Read more »

New Films 23rd July 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Off The Rails (15) A kind of Mama Mia… Read more »

New Films 16th July 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Forever Purge (15) The fifth in the series,… Read more »

New Films 10th July 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Black Widow (12A) Thirteen years on from the launch… Read more »

New Films 2nd July 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Another Round (12A) Winner of both the BAFTA and… Read more »

New Films 23rd June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Fast and Furious 9 (12A) What began as a… Read more »

New Films 19th June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW In The Heights (12A) Directed by Jon M Chu,… Read more »

New Films 10th June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Father (12A) Co-writer Florian Zeller makes his directorial… Read more »

New Films 4th June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW A Quiet Place: Part II (15) Three years ago,… Read more »

New Films 1st June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Cruella (12A) Having given Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent a sympathetic… Read more »

New Films 20th May 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Those Who Wish Me Dead (15) Having writtenSicario, Hell… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 28

Cinemas reopen from May 17, and this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Godzilla vs Kong (12A) A thundering welcome… Read more »

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena is now the biggest VR Park in Europe at over 15,000 sq ft. Having opened two weeks before lock down the team are ready to… Read more »

Toy Story in Concert 2022 Tour Announced Film to Be Performed Live with Orchestra for First Time in UK

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in 2022 with a nationwide tour. Toy Story in… Read more »

Actor, comedian, radio and television presenter Adil Ray OBE has become the first Patron of Screen and Film School Birmingham

The new college, which opens its doors in September 2021, will also be introducing the Adil Ray OBE Scholarship worth £30,000and implementing a Fair Access Fundto ensure students are supported during… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 27

With cinemas closed until May 17, this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW The Mitchells v The Machines (PG)… Read more »

Flatpack Festival 21-31 May 2021

“The festival that defines the word eclectic” – Sight and Sound Flatpack kicks off a four-month season of events on 21 May with a full-to-bursting programme of… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 26

With cinemas closed until May 17, this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Nomadland (12A) The triumphant winner of… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 25

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Let Him Go (15) Kevin… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 24

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Promising Young Woman (15) BAFTA… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 23

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Sound of Metal (15) Riz… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 22

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW The Mauritanian (15) On Nov… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 21

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Ammonite (15) As any amateur… Read more »