Articles, Features

The Visions of David Cronenberg: Maps to the Stars

Well, what strange times we find ourselves in. I never in a million years thought when I began covering this Film Studies series that I’d be writing my final post in government ordered isolation but here we are. I’ll begin by apologising for the tardiness…

Features

The Visions Of David Cronenberg: Videodrome

The Showroom‘s brilliant Film Studies series – Long Live The New Flesh! The Visions of David Cronenberg – continues with a screening of his 1983 film Videodrome, followed by a lecture and discussion with the fantastic Shelley O’Brien, who once again quite literally wears her passion for Cronenberg…

Articles, Features

Ken Loach Q+A at The Showroom Cinema

Last night The Showroom cinema in Sheffield hosted a screening of Ken Loach’s latest masterpiece of social realism ‘Sorry We Missed You’. Followed by a Q&A with the legendary director. The film itself is an all too familiar story in this gig worker economy. But…

Film Reviews

JUMPCUT ALL THE WAY: Friday After Next (2002)

I was going to write a huge diatribe about how this film deals with some serious socio-political issues as well as how some of the films’ more offensive jokes would be viewed in a “woke” society and move onto how much I dislike this holiday…

Events, Film Reviews

BFI COMEDY GENIUS: Pineapple Express (2008)

Written by Thom Marsh So, let me tell you a little about The Showroom; a simply delightful independent cinema in Sheffield, where you can get a large Vimto (that’s right, Vimto) and a large popcorn, and still have change from a tenner for the bus…

Film Reviews

JUMPSCARECUT: Antichrist (2009)

Antichrist is split into four chapters including Grief, Pain (Chaos reigns), Despair (Gynocide) and The Three Beggars. Each chapter opens with harrowing artwork by Per Kirkeby. The film centres around a married couple He (Willem Defoe) and She (Charlotte Gainsbourg) as they struggle to cope with…