Longing for an art-house cinema around Worcester

There are rarely films on at our local cinemas (Vue & Odeon) in Worcester that I actually want to see – maybe one or two a year that are worth a visit.  That's not to say I don't like films – I love films and that's the problem.  We make good use of our LoveFilm subscription with the huge selection of world cinema and other great movies they have in stock but get frustrated that the two main chain cinemas in the city just churn out the usual brainless fodder that people seem to lap up these days.  These poor examples of film-making are usually advertised by a one-liner from an unknown film reviewer (I won't call them a critic, as they don't) in something like Heat magazine…. On the other hand, if you like hearing/reading reviews from the likes of Mark Kermode and Andrew Collins then it'll often be the case that, when a gem of a film appears, our cinema doesn't show it – instead we get things like "Marley and Me" instead.   Just dig out the Mark Kermode podcast on this if you want a real laugh… One such film we'll probably miss at the cinema, as it won't be shown, is "Låt den rätte komma in" (Let the right one in) – we're going to have to wait for this to come out on DVD now, or make a trip over to Stratford to see it. I'd really like a decent art-house cinema in Worcester, can't see it happening anytime soon though. One quick film recommendation, for anyone intersted is: Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter..and Spring)

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