The Last Projectionist Reviews

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
June 22, 2012

A nostalgic advertorial for the recently refurbished (and very admirable) Electric Cinema in Birmingham, disingenuously billed as a documentary about British independent cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 21, 2012

A missed opportunity. If you're going to make a film about your own cinema, at least give us a reason why we should care.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
June 20, 2012

A celebration of cinematic magic, The Last Projectionist is an insightful cultural applause documenting the eclectic journey of Birmingham's Electric, Britain's oldest surviving cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 22, 2012

It's a well-made, fascinating documentary which will delight social historians, thrill cinephiles and enlighten younger generations who probably take the general quality of film-making today for granted.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
June 21, 2012

The multi-talented Tom Lawes, owner of The Electric, does an extraordinary job directing, producing and editing the film, as well as writing the excellent score and recording it with his Electric Cinema Film Orchestra.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
June 13, 2012

A self-promoting yet revealing documentary from venue owner Tom Lawes.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
June 24, 2012

Bravo!

David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
June 19, 2012

A lovely jalopy ride around British cinemas.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 21, 2012

This film occasionally looks like a sentimental in-house video, but it's an entertaining trip down cinema's memory lane.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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