#MoviolaTogether is a virtual opportunity to share and talk about films in the way we would all enjoy them at our local community cinema. We offer a selection of films to choose from, we then watch the winning film over a week and share our (good, bad indifferent) thoughts on the film through Moviola’s social media channels.
Week 5 saw Moviola audiences vote for the unlikely winner of Jonathan Glazer’s ex-pat gangster flick – Sexy Beast (2000)
We’ll be posting a summary of selected thoughts when we announce this week’s film on Friday afternoon from our Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp group.
We are choosing films that are readily available for free through YouTube, BBC iPlayer, All4 and other free platforms so that there is no expense for anyone who wishes to watch along.
This might mean that the film isn’t fresh out of the cinemas, but it also is a good opportunity to catch up with something that you may have missed over the last few years.
For June’s first week, we are picking eight films that we think will make you engage and explore the richness of cinema from the UK and further ashore. The voting form is at the bottom of the page.
Of course, there is nothing preventing you from watching them all – we think they’re all fantastic!
The shortlist is as follows
Michael Caine’s alcoholic mentor tries to school Julie Walters in the arts, but will he learn a thing or two about himself? Caine and Walters both won BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for best actor and actress. The British Film Institute ranked Educating Rita the 84th greatest British film of the 20th century.
Set in 1970’s Belfast, can one man’s voice bring back the vibrant music scene to the city once more against the ongoing Troubles plaguing the country. With a jukebox soundtrack of rock and punk music, this exciting film showcases the talents of Dylan Moran, Jodie Whittaker and Richard Dormer.
Starring Jessie Buckley – a face many of you will now be familiar with from Chernobyl and Moviola favourite, Wild Rose – this film tackles a mystery in a small village on the island of Jersey, with two local young people caught up in the middle. With surprises and twists at every turn, Johnny Flynn (recently seen in 2020’s Emma) charms as a rogue local lad who whisks a young disillusioned lady off her feet.
A vibrant troupe starring the best of British, Sally Hawkins (Paddington, The Shape Of Water) shaking up the motor factory in which they work for better working conditions and pay. A cheerful and defiant stand for rights with a firm tongue in cheek and 1960s backdrop.
From stable of Merchant Ivory productions, this British classic made a household name of Helena Bonham-Carter as a young woman who falls for a free-spirited man in the beautiful countryside of Florence.
You could describe this one as a nightmare version of Disney’s 101 Dalmations – a young girl’s love for her pet dog and his journey from abduction back to his rightful owner – often lenses through the eyes of our intrepid pooch. Certainly a film that will stay with dog-lovers for many years!
Based on the play Deadlock by Leslie Sands, Bette Davis plays a mystery writer whose fictions become reality when her long lost husband returns from the dead, upsetting her plans to continue her affair with his secretary’s fiance.
The incredible documentary on the real-life abduction of an American child in France. Three years later, the boy reappears in Spain and is taken back into the family with loving arms. The bizarre thing that anyone outside of the fold notices is that the boy now looks like an adult, has different eyes and even sports a new hair colour.
Voting closes on Friday 5th June at 2pm so make your choice at a click of a button below
(Results will be revealed on Friday Evening)
- BEAST (2017) 45%, 5 votes5 votes 45%5 votes - 45% of all votes
- A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1985) 18%, 2 votes2 votes 18%2 votes - 18% of all votes
- GOOD VIBRATIONS (2013) 9%, 1 vote1 vote 9%1 vote - 9% of all votes
- ANOTHER MAN'S POISON (1951) 9%, 1 vote1 vote 9%1 vote - 9% of all votes
- MADE IN DAGENHAM (2010) 9%, 1 vote1 vote 9%1 vote - 9% of all votes
- WHITE GOD (2015) 9%, 1 vote1 vote 9%1 vote - 9% of all votes
- EDUCATING RITA (1983) 0%, 0 votes0 votes0 votes - 0% of all votes
- THE IMPOSTER (2012) 0%, 0 votes0 votes0 votes - 0% of all votes