Lion (PG)

Sidney Pinsent heads to see this Oscar nominated film. Will it stand up to its praises?

Column Two: Electric Boogaloo – Toy Story 2 (1999)

In the fourth instalment of our superior sequels quadrilogy, Helena Buchanan goes to infinity and beyond to look at Pixar’s first ever follow-up film – but is it truly better than the original feature-length computer animated film?

The Moonlight mix-up mystery

Was the wrong Best Picture announcement truly an honest mistake, or is there a greater conspiracy afoot? Calum Trenaman investigates what really went on behind-the-scenes

Manchester by the Sea (15)

With Casey Affleck winning Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars, Rachel Baker tells us if the film he starred in is worth the hype.

Golden Oldies: Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank

As the Tyneside Cinema’s ‘Screening Women’ season reaches its final hurdle, Andrea Arnold’s critically-acclaimed Fish Tank dances back onto its screens. Will Capuano tells us if it is a sad portrait of our times or if something was a bit, uh, fishy.

Free Fire (15)

Emma Allsopp headed down to Tyneside Cinema’s Q&A with director Ben Wheatley. Here is her verdict on his newest venture.

And the Academy Award goes to…

Did the 89th Oscars praise the right cinematic spectacles? The Courier Writers sum up their dream picks and their thoughts on the real winners, plus a recap of THAT movie mix-up…

DC vs Marvel: Dawn of Good Films

With the DC Cinematic Universe failing at every turn Joe Holloran offers some reasons, and solutions, for their consistent bad reception, and just plain awful luck.


After the Oscars in the early hours of Sunday morning, Lauren Sneath takes at look at the more diverse 2017 nominees, and questions if they’re diverse enough.