The Leeds warship that helped break the Enigma code

It’s 75 years this week since Bletchley Park received the codebooks that helped break the Enigma code. Hugh Sebag-Montefiore looks at the role played by HMS Aubretia.

Armando Iannucci, who will be at the Kings Hall, Ilkley, on Tuesday.

Armando Iannucci: The music behind the satire

Armando Iannucci is one of the country’s leading satirists but next week he’s in Yorkshire to talk about something different – his passion for classical music. Chris Bond spoke to him.

SLO-MO: Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in Justice League. PA Photo/Warner Bros.

Review: Justice League (12A)

There’s no getting round the fact that DC can’t seem to get it together when it comes to expanding its iconic roster of superheroes into a coherent cinematic universe. Justice League, though, marks another slow-motion leap backwards.

SOUL MATES: Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame and Jamie Bell as Peter Turner in Film Stars Dont Die in Liverpool.. Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate Films.

Review: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15)

The strange, true story of faded Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame’s late-in-life romance with a young Scouse stage actor is the subject of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.

STAR POWER: Robert Pattison, above in Good Time and, inset, with  directorJosh Safdie at the films premiere.  Picture: PA Photo/Curzon Artificial Eye


Robert Pattinson threw himself into his role in the New York-set crime thriller Good Time. He spoke to Georgia Humphreys.

CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE: The Florida Project is in selected cinemas.

Review: The Florida Project (15)

In selected cinemas

The Florida Project dramatises how precarious childhood can be in tough circumstances.

Undated film still handout from Only The Brave. Pictured: James Badge Dale as Jesse Steed, Josh Brolin as Eric Marsh and Ralph Alderman as evaluator Hayes. See PA Feature FILM Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Lionsgate Films/CTMG, Inc./Richard Foreman, Jr/SMPSP. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Reviews.

Review: Only the Brave (12A)

On general relesase

When the going gets tough, the tough stick together in Joseph Kosinski’s flame-scorched drama, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who lost their lives as they battled a deadly 2013 wildfire in Arizona.

Tthe Snowman Reanimated , Ramond Briggs, exhibition at Leeds Arts University. 

Picture: Ian Hinchliffe.

Never-before-seen images from much-loved Christmas film on display in Leeds

Classic images from the much-loved animation The Snowman are now on display at Leeds Arts University.

MARMALADE DELIGHT: Paddington 2.  Picture credit PA Photo/Studio Canal.

Review: Paddington 2 (PG)

Like many sequels to runaway box office hits, Paddington 2 ups the ante.

FAMILY TIES:  Hugh Bonneville as Henry Brown, Samuel Joslin as Jonathan Brown, Sally Hawkins as Mary Brown, Paddington, Julie Walters as Mrs Bird and Madeleine Harris as Judy Brown.  Picture credit : PA Photo/Studio Canal

Marmalade delight

The bear from darkest Peru is back on the big screen for Paddington 2. Laura Harding spoke to the star-studded cast.

Leeds International Film Festival - the Welshman who says it’s a ‘game changer’ for indie filmmakers

Leeds International Film Festival - the Welshman who says it’s a ‘game changer’ for indie filmmakers

Actor and producer Craig Russell tells Neil Hudson why Leeds Film Festival is so important for indie filmmakers

Crime writer Nick Quantrill, who has helped organise Hull Noir. (JPress)

Hull Noir - shedding light on the dark side of life

Ahead of the Hull Noir festival which gets underway later this month, two writers from the city praise the influence of local author, the late Ted Lewis. Julian Cole reports.

PROVOCATIVE: Thelma starring Elli Harboe in selected cinemas.

Review: Thelma (15)

Norwegian director Joachim Trier (Reprise, Oslo, August 31st) is one of the rising stars of world cinema, but is yet to have a true crossover art-house success.

STAR: Actress Nicole Kidman during the photo call for the film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer at the 70th international film festival, Cannes. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Building on the surprising success of his English language debut The Lobster, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos puts a further deadpan spin on the horror genre with his new film The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a fatalistic and at times morbidly funny tale in which the sins of a father are visited upon his family in bizarre and horrifying ways. A Greek tragedy transplanted to the decorous environs of New York’s bourgeois professional classes, it stars Colin Farrell as Steven Murphy, a heart surgeon with a seemingly perfect life.

Brian Blessed is returning to Sheffield, his old stomping ground, on Friday to talk about his new book. (Simon Hulme).

Brian Blessed turns up volume on a life on the wild side

Brian Blessed is an actor, adventurer and all-round force of nature and tomorrow he’s back in Sheffield to talk about his new book. Chris Bond caught up with him.

VILLAINESS: Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok.  PA Photo/Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios/Film Frame.

Review: Thor: Ragnarok (12A)

Three is the magic number for Marvel Comics’ dreamy incarnation of the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder.

SUN-KISSED ROMANCE. Timothee Chalamet and Arnie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name.

Review: Call Me By Your Name (15)

If the precipitous act of falling giddily in love could be distilled, the resulting nectar would surely taste as bittersweet and intoxicating as Call Me By Your Name.

UNITED: Claire Foy and Andrew Cavendish.Picture:  PA Photo/STX Entertainment/Imaginarium/Laurie Sparham

Against the odds

Lord Of The Rings actor Andy Serkis’s directorial debut Breathe is a touching true love story. He talks to Laura Harding.

Historic: The unveiling of Louis Le Princes reel of moving film in 1930, pictured by the Leeds Mercury.

Leeds celebrates its film pioneer

The life of inventor Louis Le Prince is being celebrated in Leeds – the city in which he produced the first moving images. Chris Bond reports.


WIN: Sheffield murder mystery CluedUpp tickets celebrating Murder On The Orient Express film launch

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer?

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