Cinema and Film

New Films 25th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW She Said (15) Depressingly a box office bomb in America, where it seems… Read more »

Disney 100-The Concert – 6th June 2023 – Resorts World Arena

A brand new concert will tour UK arenas in 2023, in celebration of 100 years of Disney!  Presented in the UK by Senbla and produced by Semmel… Read more »

New Films 18th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Menu (15) Chef Slowick (Ralph Fiennes) runs an exclusive island restaurant called… Read more »

Beauty into Beast Monsters Season at The Electric Birmingham

Modern & Classic Horror at The Electric Birmingham,Screening as Part of the BFI’s In Dreams are Monsters SeasonThe Electric, Station Street, BirminghamSunday 13th November – Sunday 4th… Read more »

New Films 12th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (12A) When Chadwick Boseman tragically died two years, not… Read more »

New Years cinema event – Andre Rieu in Dublin – coming to Birmingham Cinemas 7th & 8th Jan 2023

Kick off 2023 in style with André Rieu in Dublin – André’s celebratory concert is exclusive to cinemas across the UK and is the only way to start the new year with… Read more »

New Films 4th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Living (12A) An English language remake of Kurosawa’s 1952 masterpiece Ikiru about a… Read more »

Deep Roots film made in Shard End and Stechford premieres 4 November

Deep Roots film made in Shard End and Stechford premieres 4 November

EAST BIRMINGHAM FILM TO HIT THE SILVER SCREEN Locally made film to premiere at The Electric Cinema Friday 4 November 2022 A young woman poses as a… Read more »

New Films 28th Oct 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Barbarian (15) Despite the title having little relevance to the plot, this is… Read more »

New Films 21st Oct 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Black Adam (12A) One of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe,… Read more »

Lights, camera, action 131 films to be screened, free of charge, in 10-day Birmingham Film Festival

Lights, camera, action 131 films to be screened, free of charge, in 10-day Birmingham Film Festival

The eagerly anticipated 2022 Birmingham Film Festival gets underway in just a couple of weeks, bringing 131 free screenings to Millennium Point in a 10-day celebration of… Read more »

Square Eyes TV Festival 2022

Oscar nominee Sir David Hare, DI Ray showrunner Maya Sondhi and reclusive horror author Garth Marenghi are just three of the names taking in part in the… Read more »

New Films 14th Oct 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Emily (12A) Anyone who saw her as Maeve in Sex Education would have… Read more »

New Films 7th Oct 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Woman King (15) The slave trade and the complicity of African tribes… Read more »

The Snowman and the Snowdog – Film with Live Orchestra show in Birmingham this December

THE SNOWMAN™ AND THE SNOWDOG, the animated sequel to the much-loved Christmas classic THE SNOWMAN™, will be screened alongside a live concert orchestra, in what will be… Read more »

Love Actually Live in Concert – Film with Live Orchestra for Xmas!

Love Actually, the star-studded rom-com that has become a Christmas classic, will tour the UK in winter 2022 with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to… Read more »

New Films 29th Sept 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris (PG) Published in 1958 by Paul Gallico as… Read more »

New Films 22nd Sept 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Don’t Worry Darling (15) While somewhat overshadowed by claims of onset friction between… Read more »

New Films 14th Sept 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Hatching (15) The debut by Finnish director Hanna Bergholm sits comfortably in the… Read more »

New Films 8th Sept 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Bodies Bodies Bodies (15) Directed by Halina Reijin, this pitch black horror comedy… Read more »

Home Alone in Concert with Orchestra for Christmas.. Birmingham Show

The iconic Christmas family film Home Alone will be brought to life this festive period, when it is toured across the UK for the first time accompanied by a… Read more »

Cinematic icon Pam Grier comes to Birmingham and joins MAC in special screenings + live Q&A

Live onstage Q&A with Pam Grier as part of BFI Southbank season Pam Grier: Foxy, Fierce and Fearless MAC will screen cult classics Coffy with a live… Read more »

New Films 2nd Sept 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Fall (15) Stranded atop a 2000 foot tower with your best friend and… Read more »

Wonderland Miniatures – Miniature Birmingham Cinemas

Wonderland Miniatures – Miniature Birmingham Cinemas

Grab yourself a slice of Birmingham’s cinema history with a brand-new miniature sculpture series from local makers Spaceplay, commissioned by Flatpack. Flatpack and Spaceplay’s Wonderland Miniatures collection is a series… Read more »

New Films 25th August 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Beast (15) Essentially Jaws with a mane, directed by Iceland’s Baltasar Kormákur and… Read more »

New Films 19th August 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Fisherman’s Friends: One and All (12A) A family friendly good-humoured telling of how… Read more »

New Films 10th August 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Nope (15) Jordan Peele has stated that, overflowing with mirrors, cameras, and eyes,… Read more »

New Films 8th August 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Bullet Train (15) While directed by Deadpool 2’s David Leitch, this feels much… Read more »

New Films 29th July 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Gray Man (15) After taking a relative step back from the bombastic,… Read more »

Lights, camera, action! Countdown on to 2022 Birmingham Film Festival

Final submission deadline approaching for 2022 Birmingham Film Festival Thousands expected to attend free screenings and events 10-day event includes free workshops, seminars and networking with industry… Read more »

New Films 21st July 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Where The Crawdads Sing (15) As with the big screen version of The… Read more »

New Films 15th July 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Railway Children Return (PG) Released in 1970, the original film, adapted from… Read more »

New campaign for Birmingham with 16 days to go until the Commonwealth Games!?

New campaign for Birmingham with 16 days to go until the Commonwealth Games!?

Tourism campaign aims to change visitors’ perceptions of West Midlands in run-up to exhilarating summer. A new campaign which aims to attract domestic leisure visitors in the… Read more »

New Films 8th July 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Thor: Love and Thunder (12A) Opening with the origin of Gorr the God… Read more »

New Films 30th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Nitram (15) For the follow-up to The True History Of The Kelly Gang,… Read more »

New Films 24th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Elvis (12A) As highly melodramatic as it is stylised, Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of… Read more »

New Films 17th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Lightyear (PG) Quite possibly the first film to give a toy a backstory,… Read more »

New Films 10th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Jurassic World: Dominion (12A) Touted as the final instalment in the saga that… Read more »

Summer Family Fun at MAC

Get ready for a jam-packed summer this year with Midlands Arts Centre. Our selection of events range from sing-a-long cinema screenings, to critically acclaimed live theatre to… Read more »

Andre Rieu concert series to be screened in cinemas across the West Midlands

Dust off those dancing shoes – after two long years, cinema’s biggest music event is back! Maestro André Rieu will present his brand-new summer concert, Happy Days… Read more »

New Films 2nd June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Men (15) Thick with a Wicker Man atmosphere in the early stretches and… Read more »

Adil Ray cutting ribbon – officially opens two Birmingham colleges

British actor, comedian and radio/television presenter, Adil Ray was in Birmingham today (Thursday 26 May) to officially open Performers Collegeand Screen and Film School, where he is Patron. The two colleges share a brand… Read more »

New Films 26th May 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms NEW Ennio (15) Rather more poetically titled The Glance Of Music in other territories,… Read more »

Flatpack ft Joe Lycett & Shaun Keaveny at the Town Hall review

Flatpack ft Joe Lycett & Shaun Keaveny at the Town Hall review

I had been eagerly awaiting comedian Joe Lycett at the Town Hall for the opening of The Flatpack Festival and was delighted at how laid back and… Read more »

New Films 20th May 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Top Gun: Maverick (12A) Thirty-six years on since the original took your breath… Read more »

Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film With Live Orchestra – Iconic Film to Tour UK, October 2022

The iconic Disney film “Hocus Pocus” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in October 2022 with a nationwide tour. The… Read more »

New Films 13th May 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Everything Everywhere All At Once (15) If Doctor Strange’s trip through the multiverse… Read more »

New Films 5th May 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness (12A) Director Sam Raimi returns to… Read more »

Comedy as therapy, cocktails, chemistry, One Bum Cinema club and a beach party – Flatpack Festival

Tickets are now on sale for Flatpack Festival which promises audiences a menu of delights from well-respected artists, filmmakers and musicians over six days this May. The… Read more »

New Films 29th Apil 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Downtown Abbey: A New Era (PG) It starts with a wedding and ends… Read more »