Chef (15)

By Holly (Work Experience) on Friday 4th July

John Favreau cooks up a treat in Chef an uplifting story of an impassioned cook, who loses his restaurant job and in desperation sets about travelling in an old food truck in the hope of reclaiming his culinary creativity. 

Cold In July - Review

By Gregory (Work Experience) on Wednesday 2nd July

Cold In July

Based on the novel of the same name, Cold In July is a gritty and dark tale of revenge, conspiracy and corruption, set in a small Texas town in the 1970s. The action is fast-paced and the plot is full of surprises and unexpected twists, ensuring that you’ll be kept on the edge of your seat throughout the duration of the film.

Smells Like Team Spirit

By Laura Millward (Marketing Assistant) on Thursday 26th June

Our current exhibition, The Pride and the Passion explores a game that means so much to so many and documents the zeal of the fan, and the appeal of being part of a team. To coincide with it we asked the QUAD staff: what team were/are you proud to be part of?

"I was in a two person 10 pin bowling team called YOUTH GONE WILD (named after the excellent Skid Row song.) Division 2 champions!" – Adam, Film Programmer

Youth Review Derby Film Festival

By Collective Review by QUAD Youth Review on Tuesday 27th May

With films, Q&A’s, workshops and short films, QUAD threw everything and the kitchen sink at this year’s Derby Film Festival. The event, which lasted a week, featured huge names like John Hurt, Phil Davis, the cast and director of Allies and of course Youth Review, who took autographs in the foyer next to the revolving doors. But it wasn’t all glamour. Because Youth Review were also there to cast a critical eye over some of the festival’s screenings and events. 

Youth Review - The Double

By Collective Review by QUAD Youth Review on Friday 25th April

The Double is the new film from Richard Ayoade and stars Jessie Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska  and  Jessie Eisenberg a different role. If it sounds odd then that’s because it is. Based on the Dostoyevsky novella of the same name, The Double is an off kilter comedy that occasionally hit all the right notes for Youth Review. 

Youth Review: Under The Skin

By Collective Review by QUAD Youth Review on Tuesday 15th April

‘What was that?’ ‘I really liked it!’ ‘I thought it was really interesting.’ ‘I didn’t see the point.’ These are just a few of the many different reactions caused by director Jonathan Glazer’s new catalyst for confusion Under the Skin. Youth Review tried for 30 minutes to work out what exactly happened during the 108 minutes of his film and eventually decided it was impossible.

Favourite Childhood Films

By Laura Millward (Marketing Assistant) on Thursday 10th April

Over the next few months we are looking forward to screening a new season of films about childhood, curated by filmmaker Mark Cousins. A Cinema of Childhood presents 17 of the best films you’ve never seen about kids from all over the world.

Gman Recommends - The Double

By Gman ( on Friday 4th April

Hi peeps, I hope you're all well.  A lot has changed in my life since we last spoke including moving home and city!
I haven't seen a film for a long time, well, since January 2014, so I went along to my favourite cinema namely QUAD, and took my seat to watch what was described as a comedy; however it did make me cringe in places.
What am I talking about? Come closer and I'll tell you...

Youth Review - The Grand Budapest Hotel

By Collective Review by QUAD Youth Review on Tuesday 1st April

'Amazing. So easy to watch. Great rhythm. Inspiring. It made reminded me of cake.’ These are just some of the comments made by Youth Review, after seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel, the new offering from cinematic architect Wes Anderson. 

A Day in the Life - Sebah Chaudhry, Portfolio Review Co-ordinator

By Laura Mitchell on Monday 24th March

Hi Sebah, how long have you been Portfolio Review Coordinator at FORMAT?
Since August 2012.


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