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Bums on Seats airs fortnightly, bringing you reviews of the latest cinema releases, covering the whole spectrum of genre and production budget.

Bums on Seats airs fortnightly, bringing you reviews of the latest cinema releases, covering the whole spectrum of genre and production budget.
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Bums on Seats airs fortnightly, bringing you reviews of the latest cinema releases, covering the whole spectrum of genre and production budget.




Bums on Seats – Saffron Screen Turns 10

Today’s show is rebelling against whatever it is you’ve got, with reviews of the punk rockers trying to survive Green Room, the troublesome teenagers of Mustang and the girl crazed college kids of Everybody Wants Some. Plus we’ve a birthday, looking at the growth of community cinema as Saffron Screen turns 10, and we catch


Bums on Seats – Captain America: Civil War, Manex Efrem & Joanna Hogg

Today’s show takes a gander at ‘Captain America: Civil War’, the first movie in Marvel’s Phase 3 of adventures, finds grief an unforgiving companion in ‘Demolition’, and gazes into the abyss of Holocaust drama ‘Son of Saul’. Plus we talk to veteran special effects co-ordinator Manex Efrem about the still vital role of in-camera magic,


Bums on Seats – The Jungle Book & Enchanted Cinema

Today’s show has reviews of the all new The Jungle Book, thriller Eye in the Sky and Miles Davis bio-pic Miles Ahead. Also, as his three part tale of austerity Europe opens in the UK, we interview Arabian Nights director Miguel Gomes. We’ll also look forward to summer with Cambridge’s Enchanted Cinema 2016 film season.


Bums on Seats – Eddie the Eagle & Cambridge Film Festival Preview

Today’s show looks at new film releases Eddie The Eagle and Midnight Special, as well as taking a taking a detour to Berlin for the one-take wonder of new thriller Victoria. Also, as the Arts Picturehouse prepares for a rare season of her films, we talk to Iranian director Mania Akbari about creativity, censorship and

Bums on Seats – High Rise, Zootropolis, Filmmaking for Travellers

Today we move from the penthouse to bunker mentaity, with reviews of Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, Disney’s Zootropolis, the off-key French drama Marguerite and the tense thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane. Also on the eve of the Gypsies, Roma and Travellers on Film tour reaching the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse (April 4th) we talk to film programmer Christina


Bums on Seats – Watersprite

We tackle cowboys, cannibals, dirty cobs and gobby espionage with today’s reviews, looking at new releases Bone Tomahawk, Triple 9 and Grimsby. Plus we talk to the director of the Watersprite International Student Film Festival, which is in Cambridge on the weekend of 5 March, and look at the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky, the master


Cambridge Film Festival – Farshad Aria

Our final report from the Cambridge Film Festival is an interview with the director Farshad Aria, an Iranian director who has been working in Europe for decades now. It is a documentary that follows an Iranian refugee – a young girl by the name of Raya – as she tries to find food and shelter


Cambridge Film Festival – Lech Majewski

Cambridge Film Festival programmer Bill Lawrence has a knack for programming the stranger of the international films on show. This year he’s handled the Lech Majewski season, film recent films from the Polish director, with the director himself visiting for the whole strand.


Cambridge Film Festival: Poached

In the latest of our interviews from the 35th Cambridge Film Festival Mark Liversidge speaks to Timothy Wheeler, who rather brought the Cambridge Film Festival to a halt Monday when he premiered his documentary Poached. Poached looks into the Hidden Britain of rare bird egg collecting, a childhood pursuit that has become a dangerous and


Cambridge Film Festival – Bill

Laurence Rickard, one of the team behind Horrible Histories and Yonderland, anddirector Richard Bracewell speak to Take One’s Federica Roberti about the premiere of Bill.


Bums on Seats – 3D Rarities

Up for review on today’s show arenew releases 45 Years and Straight Outta Compton, two more contrasting films it would be tricky to find. Plus we continue our previews of the 35th Cambridge Film Festival (which begins on September 3rd) by talking to Alison Rose, director of Star*Men, the documentary that opens the festival, and


Bums on Seats – Cambridge Film Festival: The Light

The show today looks at three new film releases: Diary of a Teenage Girl, Mistress America and Trainwreck – each of which focuses on an unusually strong (for a film) female lead. Plus we talk to director Sophie Hyde and star Tilda Cobham-Hervey about new Australian drama 52 Tuesdays. We also continue of previews of


Bums on Seats – Bafta Kids

Today we look at all of Hollywood’s usual favourites: serial killers, boxers, spies and the workings of the human mind. We’ll have reviews of The Legend Of Barney Thomson, Southpaw, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Pixar’s Inside Out. Plus we have our first preview of next month’s 35th Cambridge Film Festival, as we talk


Bums on Seats – Reel Women

This week the team review both Brian Wilson bio-pic Love and Mercy and new Marvel blockbuster Ant-Man. Plus there’s a double bill of articles looking forward to next week’s second Reel Women screening evening: Sarah McIntosh looks at the work of female cinema pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché and an interview with Kate Kinninmont, Chief Executive of


Bums on Seats – Young Roots

The cinema show reviews four new film releases, including Terminator Genisys, Amy, Magic Mike XXL and Slow West. Plus we’ll be looking at the current Young Roots project being undertaken by the Cambridge Film Consortium (with help from the Heritage Lottery). Today’s host is Toby Miller, and he’s joined by reviewers Yosra Osman, Faye Gentile,


Bums on Seats – Reel Women

With reviews of Jurassic World, The Look Of Silence, Mr Holmes and London Road, four fascinating films ripe for long rambling chats. Plus we look forward to June 25th’s Reel Women event at the Arts Picturehouse, talking to Nathalie Morris from the BFI about the prominent role women played during the very early days of


Bums on Seats – Film And Its Double

On this week’s show the team discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, the wonderful Clouds Of Sils Maria, the bloodsucking A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and the rocket pack escapades of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. Plus we talk to Adam Sharp (AKA The English Heretic) about the layering of mythology and meaning behind his Film


Bums on Seats – Lost River, A Little Chaos, The Falling & The Avengers: Age

On today’s will be reviewing ‘Lost River’, ‘A Little Chaos’, ‘The Falling’ and – with the inevitability of the sun rising in the east and setting in the west – ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’. Plus we’ve a preview of the Polish Film Season running in May at Saffron Screen, which will bring a rare


Bums on Seats: While We’re Young, Force Majeure, Fast & Furious 7

A mix of the sublime and ridiculous (and the ridiculously violent) on today’s show, with reviews of mid life crisis comedy ‘While We’re Young’ and Cannes Award winning family drama ‘Force Majeure’ mixing with the muscle cars and “gun fu” of ‘Fast and the Furious 7′ and ‘John Wick’. Plus we talk to Mehelli Modi,


Bums on Seats – Cinderella

In a show that’ll threaten to overflow its hour with cinematic splendour we’ve an all new technicolor Cinderella, the sand blasted romance of Catch Me Daddy, Xavier Dolan’s extraordinary Cannes’ winning Mommy, Studio Ghibli’s swan song The Tale of Princess Kaguya and The Voices, a psychotic comedy from the director of Persepolis. Toby Miller is