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Cinema: Trio of northern stories

Tonight, the Showroom is launching Our North: a short season of films that explore films written by the Barnsley-born Barry Hines. Hines was one of those rare writers who remained wholly committed to writing about where he came from and the issues that faced the working class.

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Rip-roaring entertainment

Rip-roaring entertainment

Earlier this summer, larger-than-life characters from the Marvel Comics galaxy united to combat the threat of mighty Thanos in the superhero showdown, Avengers: Infinity War.

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Impossible mission?

Impossible mission?

In 1996, when a fresh-faced, 30-something Tom Cruise accepted his mission to revamp the classic 1960s TV series, it’s unlikely he envisioned that he would still be breaking sweat as gung-ho IMF agent Ethan Hunt more than two decades later.

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Showroom Cinema: Mamma, we are off again

Showroom Cinema: Mamma, we are off again

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again… My my, how can anyone possibly resist a return trip to the Greek island of Kalokairi? Set ten years on from the original story, (and released exactly ten years after Mamma Mia), the action picks up with Sophie, who is now pregnant, running her mother’s Villa after her death.

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Showroom Cinema: Bright star of a woman

Showroom Cinema: Bright star of a woman

As we step into the second – or perhaps third? – week of scorching hot weather, the cinema is my unlikely hero. An offer of air-conditioned respite and a couple of hours of escapism: a moment to forget about peeling, lobster-red shoulders and what’s going on with the footie in favour of..practically anything else.

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Showroom Cinema: Glorious masterpiece

Showroom Cinema: Glorious masterpiece

25 years ago, Jane Campion became the first female director to win the Palme d’Or for The Piano, her astonishing, glorious masterpiece about a mute woman’s rebellion in a newly colonised, Victorian-era New Zealand. Played remarkably by a silent Holly Hunter, Ada McGrath arrives in remote country to marry frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill) after being sold by her father.

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Shirkers

Cinema: Documentary festival

Sheffield International Documentary Festival is upon us in mind bending, world shaking glory – celebrating the patterns and diversity of the people and the places that come together to form our planet.

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Showroom Cinema: Breath-taking beauty

Showroom Cinema: Breath-taking beauty

This week, two seaside tales tell sobering stories of society and the gaps and gulfs within it: On the south coast of England in the county of Dorset lies an 18-mile-long shingle beach that reaches out northwest from Portland to West Bay.

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Cinema event of the year

Cinema event of the year

‘Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.’ – Ingmar Bergman.

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