Mention the phrase ‘Epic Movie’ and it’s likely Lawrence of Arabia will be the first title to pop into your head. The Lighthouse Cinema kick off a season of movies from director David Lean with screenings of his most famous movie on Sunday and Wednesday. With its sweeping widescreen vistas, this is one that definitely deserves to be seen on the big screen.
The Irish Film Institute is holding a special event on Tuesday evening – a screening of The Tomb of Ligeia, the classic Edgar Allan Poe adaptation starring Vincent Price. The legendary actor’s daughter, Victoria, will be in attendance for a Q+A session.
As it’s the Halloween weekend, the Lighthouse have some treats for horror fans. Tonight you can catch the ’90s horrors Candyman and Army of Darkness, and on Saturday there’s a double bill of Scream and Scream 2.
The best of the week’s new releases is Taxi Tehran. Iranian director Jafar Panahi is subject to a filmmaking ban imposed by the Iranian authorities, but managed to flout the ban by filming a movie entirely set inside a taxi. It’s a riveting and defiant piece of cinema.
The big release this week of course is Spectre, the latest installment in the never-ending Bond franchise. This one is a disappointment after the success of Skyfall, with a plot that just never grabs you, and a soulless feel to the proceedings.
By Eric Hillis