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Pieces of a Woman: 'A remarkable physical performance with rare emotional intensity'

Pieces of a Woman: 'A remarkable physical performance with rare emotional intensity'

Pieces of a Woman: 'A remarkable physical performance with rare emotional intensity'

17 January 2021

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes says Vanessa Kirby could be in Oscars contention for her performance in new Netflix drama.


Government grants for Empire and Saffron Screen cinemas

Government grants for Empire and Saffron Screen cinemas

Government grants for Empire and Saffron Screen cinemas

21 December 2020

Eligible cinemas were able to apply for safety grants to help venues meet the immediate costs of implementing Covid-secure measures.


Christmas classics, Oscar contenders and London stage shows on the big screen

Christmas classics, Oscar contenders and London stage shows on the big screen

Christmas classics, Oscar contenders and London stage shows on the big screen

14 December 2020

Saffron Screen, the community cinema in Saffron Walden, has reopened after lockdown and released its Christmas and New Year schedule.


Hillbilly Elegy: Too much artificiality to be the real deal

Hillbilly Elegy: Too much artificiality to be the real deal

Hillbilly Elegy: Too much artificiality to be the real deal

30 November 2020

Glenn Close and Amy Adams, with 13 Oscar nominations between them, appear to be overacting, says Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes.


Horror movie Saint Maud provides slow-burn dread that culminates in a genuinely horrifying climax

Horror movie Saint Maud provides slow-burn dread that culminates in a genuinely horrifying climax

Horror movie Saint Maud provides slow-burn dread that culminates in a genuinely horrifying climax

22 October 2020

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes says horror movie Saint Maud can establish Morfydd Clark and Rose Glass as major new talents in British film


Social distance, mask, action! Saffron Screen welcomes back film fans

Social distance, mask, action! Saffron Screen welcomes back film fans

Social distance, mask, action! Saffron Screen welcomes back film fans

09 September 2020

The community cinema reopened with "sell-out" screenings of comedy drama Military Wives and Oscar-winning South Korean black comedy Parasite.


Christopher Nolan's brilliant Tenet proves why cinemas need to be saved

Christopher Nolan's brilliant Tenet proves why cinemas need to be saved

Christopher Nolan's brilliant Tenet proves why cinemas need to be saved

28 August 2020

Robert Pattinson is the standout in Christopher Nolan's long-awaited spy-fi epic Tenet, according to Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes


Saffron Screen invites film fans to fall back in love with cinema experience

Saffron Screen invites film fans to fall back in love with cinema experience

Saffron Screen invites film fans to fall back in love with cinema experience

26 August 2020

Tickets on sale for first two weekends in September, including Parasite, Summerland, Military Wives, Trolls World Tour and Onward.


Tenet, Unhinged and Onward on screen as Stortford's Empire cinema is to reopen

Tenet, Unhinged and Onward on screen as Stortford's Empire cinema is to reopen

Tenet, Unhinged and Onward on screen as Stortford's Empire cinema is to reopen

22 August 2020

The town's main cinema will welcome back film fans this week after being closed for five months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


10th-anniversary release of classic thriller Inception is a dream come true

10th-anniversary release of classic thriller Inception is a dream come true

10th-anniversary release of classic thriller Inception is a dream come true

16 August 2020

Indie film reviewer and Bishop's Stortford College student Charlie Hughes says influential heist-thriller Inception has more than stood test of time


Movie screenings return to Rhodes Arts Complex

Movie screenings return to Rhodes Arts Complex

Movie screenings return to Rhodes Arts Complex

31 July 2020

The seating plan has been redesigned for safe and socially distanced screenings and tickets may be booked in singles or in groups.


Tom Hanks' Greyhound: Fleeting, forgettable and lacking depth

Tom Hanks' Greyhound: Fleeting, forgettable and lacking depth

Tom Hanks' Greyhound: Fleeting, forgettable and lacking depth

24 July 2020

Unlike in great naval thrillers Das Boot and The Hunt For Red October, spectacle is prioritised over substance, says Indie reviewer Charlie Hughes.


I’m not a Eurovision fan, but The Story of Fire Saga gets my vote

I’m not a Eurovision fan, but The Story of Fire Saga gets my vote

I’m not a Eurovision fan, but The Story of Fire Saga gets my vote

06 July 2020

Charlie Hughes reviews Netflix's Will Ferrell comedy, with its welcome dose of bonkers theatricality and surprisingly worthy music.


Enjoy a night in at the flix with Blue Velvet, Goodfells and Roma

Enjoy a night in at the flix with Blue Velvet, Goodfells and Roma

Enjoy a night in at the flix with Blue Velvet, Goodfells and Roma

29 May 2020

Indie film reviewer and Bishop' Stortford College student Charlie Hughes counts down his top 10 movies available to watch now on Netflix


Vote for the best movies of the century so far

Vote for the best movies of the century so far

Vote for the best movies of the century so far

29 April 2020

Pick your top five and we’ll reveal our readers’ picks in May.


Stay at home and enjoy a night (or day) at the movies with these feel-good classics

Stay at home and enjoy a night (or day) at the movies with these feel-good classics

Stay at home and enjoy a night (or day) at the movies with these feel-good classics

30 March 2020

We're all in need of a lift, so Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes has chosen his top 10 feel-good films to watch while self-isolating


Triumph of The Invisible Man is something that no-one could see coming

Triumph of The Invisible Man is something that no-one could see coming

Triumph of The Invisible Man is something that no-one could see coming

02 March 2020

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes says Saw creator Leigh Whannell’s creepy thriller will be the definitive horror film of the #MeToo era.


Mesmerising Sandler unforgivably robbed of Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems

Mesmerising Sandler unforgivably robbed of Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems

Mesmerising Sandler unforgivably robbed of Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems

20 January 2020

Indie film reviewer and Bishop's Stortford College student Charlie Hughes went to see Uncut Gems ahead of its release on Netflix on January 31.


World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

15 January 2020

Spring brings drama productions and comedy shows on Rhodes' own stage plus West End musicals, London ballets and Hollywood movies on its big screen.


Top 10 scariest films to watch this Hallowe'en

Top 10 scariest films to watch this Hallowe'en

Top 10 scariest films to watch this Hallowe'en

27 October 2019

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes, a GCSE student at Bishop's Stortford College, counts down his 10 favourite flicks for the ultimate fright night.


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