In a month that’s renowned for its rain, you’re bound to find yourself at the cinema in April more often than usual. It’s dark, cosy and smells like sugar and spice – what more could you want? Well we might hazard a guess that you’re overdue a little escapism.
This year’s Oscar-winning movies like The Revenant, Room and Spotlight were undoubtedly brilliant but also very hard-hitting and intense. The Big Short, for instance, is largely described as an ‘essay film’ offering the reader a glossy, visual, learning tool for understanding the US housing crisis (as opposed to a couple of hours of mindless reverie).
As an alternative, why not check out the Arts Picturehouse’s programme which is always peppered with vintage classics. Soviet science-fiction art film Solaris, directed by revered Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky (a much later version starred George Clooney) comes to the Arts’ screens on 17 April at 2.45pm and 21 April at 12pm and 8.30pm.
If vintage isn’t your thing then you might be more interested to know that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is likely showing at a cinema near you right now and Captain America: Civil War comes out at the end of this month.