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nightmare alley

Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley

Posted 19 January 2022 by Rose Butler

As one of the most interesting directors of the last twenty-five years, Guillermo del Toro has always walked the line between arthouse and mainstream filmmaking.


SHU Film Soc Reviews: Cow + Q&A with Andrea Arnold

Posted 18 January 2022 by Séan O'Reilly

On the 16th the Showroom Cinema welcomed Andrea Arnold to do a Q&A about Cow. Not only was she a delight to listen to and meet afterwards, but her words provided further insight to the film.


Cow: Andrea Arnold's Documentary Debut

Posted 14 January 2022 by Rose Butler

In Cow, several strands of Arnold’s existing work come together in a compassionate, empathetic film. It is a striking documentary-debut from one of the UK’s most interesting and accomplished contemporary filmmakers

Boiling Point

Boiling Point: an Exercise in Suspense

Posted 7 January 2022 by Rose Butler

Written and directed by Barantini, and expanded into a feature from an award-nominated 2019 short, Boiling Point picked up an astounding 11 BIFA nominations, taking home awards for best-supporting actress, cinematography, casting and sound.


Titane: The New ‘New French Extremity’

Posted 22 December 2021 by Oli Hicks

Oli Hicks, PhD candidate in French Horror Cinema at Sheffield Hallam University delves into the genre in his guest blog.


Looking ahead to 2022

Posted 22 December 2021 by Rose Butler

With plenty of choices to get excited about, from documentaries, foreign-language dramas, hotly-tipped awards favourites to Yorkshire-set romances, there’s sure to be something for everyone across 2022’s upcoming releases.

Tokyo story 2

Discover Yasujirō Ozu

Posted 17 December 2021 by Rose Butler

This December Showroom Cinema is shining a spotlight on another heavyweight of Japanese cinema: the great Yasujirō Ozu. Join us for special screenings and discover these classics on the big screen.

west side story

West Side Story: A Heartfelt Exploration of Americana

Posted 8 December 2021 by Rose Butler

Spielberg’s take on West Side Story is an irresistible, swooning love story with a particular significance for today’s audiences.

new directions

Community Curated Archive Film

Posted 2 December 2021 by Mikaela Smith

Dockyards, Demos & New Directions is an archive project that travels along England’s waterways, starting in Bristol and stopping in Gloucester, Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield.

the divide

Putting Bodies on the Line – the French Film Festival 2021

Posted 26 November 2021 by Julia Dobson

The 29th edition of the annual French Film Festival is here and our three selected films focus on women in French cinema. Julia Dobson takes a closer look at what's in store.

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