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Golden Oldies: Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting

In a world where now have two Trainspotting films, Greg Rosenvinge revisits the legendary film instalment. Is it (Princes) streets ahead of its belated sequel, or has it lost its lust for life?




Golden Oldies: John Water’s Pink Flamingos

Throughout March, the Tyneside Cinema is celebrating John Waters, the outrageous director who turned bad taste into an art form. Sophie Schneider braces herself to view his most iconic work, the grotesque Pink Flamingos.


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?


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.


Golden Oldies: Bagdad Café

As the third part of Tyneside Cinema’s ‘Screening Women’ season, the programmers dug up the little-known magical comedy, Bagdad Café. Simon Ramshaw went to see if it was a damn fine cup of coffee or a barren wasteland of emotion.


Golden Oldies: Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver

The Tyneside Cinema sure does love Scorsese; so much so that they held two sold-out screenings of his iconic neo-noir vigilante thriller Taxi Driver last week. Fellow ‘Marty’ enthusiast Joe Holloran reviews its influence on pop culture and De Niro’s thing for mirrors.