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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 reviews Captain Fantastic

This show focuses on family, moving from the experimental parenting of Captain Fantastic to the criminal brothers of Hell Or High Water and the ghostly relatives of Kubo and the Two Strings. Plus we talk to Mike O'Brien, founder of the Herts Jazz Film Festival, which starts on Friday 16 September. Meanwhile, movie composer Laura Rossi talks about her new score for the 1916 documentary Battle of the Somme. Toby Miller is show host, joined this week by Emma Marchant, Dave Riley and Marc Beyler.


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 – Ralph Ineson, Ben Salisbury & Kerith Lemon

Even by our usual standards this is a busy show, with reviews of the Coen Brother’s comedy Hail Caesar! and Dreamwork’s Kung Fu Panda 3, but also the terrifying new horror The Witch (we’ve also an interview with the film’s star, actor Ralph Ineson). Plus also talk to film composer Ben Salisbury (Ex-Machina) about the


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


Bums on Seats – Cambridge Film Festival Special: Arena at 40

Bums on Seats wraps up its coverage of the 35th Cambridge Film Festival with reviews of Legend, directorBrian Helgeland’s impeccably tailored look at the life of London gangstersThe Krays; there’s an interview withFarshad Aria, the director of Dance IranianStyle;Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt,the director of German drama TheSpiderwebhouse; documentary Palio,which closed the Film Festival on Sunday and an


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 – Film Hub Central East

Sarah McIntosh, Short Film and Submissions Co-ordinator for the Festival talks us through the films screening in the two packages from Film Hub Central East – the BFI led organisation that looks after the East of England. those two packages are ‘Documentaries’ and “shorts”. We also talk to three “shorts” filmmakers: the directors of Stockholm


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 – Cambridge Film Festival Special

We’ve a belter of a packed show for our first special from the 35th Cambridge Film Festival, with reviews of Bill, the first feature film from the Horrible Histories writers, and much anticipated American Indie Me, Earl and The Dying Girl. Plus we take a look at the documentaries Tell Spring Not To Come and


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,