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Thank you to the customers in the six locations we have visited in recent weeks, who completed the surveys that we sent out after each visit. We are heartened to see that so many of the changes we put in place seem to be on the right track. But there is always room for improvement, so we will use your feedback to improve our service when Screen Machine gets back on the road.

Photo credit: Taken by our operator David Redshaw. The moon over Port Ellen, Islay.

 

 

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Our weekly recommendations of great films on TV

Fiona has chosen Skate Kitchen as this week’s Top Pick, which is enjoying its TV premiere, while Shona has four other recommendations for you to check out over the coming week.

Skate Kitchen (2017, 15)
Film4, 11pm on Monday 12 October
Premiere. Coming-of-age-story set in New York’s skateboard scene. Camille is a teenage skateboarder, whose overbearing Mum wants her to ditch her hobby, particularly after a gruesome injury. But when she befriends a group of other skateboarding girls in New York City, her suburban life changes dramatically, and she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship. Directed by Crystal Moselle, in a documentary style, this was her follow up to The Wolfpack. A slick, impressive study of female adolescence.

“coming-of-age triumph that manages to simultaneously be relatable and wildly distinctive” Empire

 

Queen of Katwe (2016, PG)
BBC2, 1.15pm on Saturday 10 October
Disney’s uplifting true story of 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi’s rise from selling corn on the Ugandan streets to international success as a young world-class chess player is perfect for everyone on a Saturday afternoon. And it features the ever-brilliant acting talents of David Oyelowo (Selma, BBC’s Les Miserables, Spooks) and Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther, the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and Jordan Peele’s Us).

 

Get Out (2017, 15)
Channel 4, 11.25pm on Sunday 11 October
Speaking of director Jordan Peele, Get Out is his stylishly disturbing first feature film released to well-deserved acclaim in 2017. It’s a horror observing racism in the US through the secrets a young black man uncovers in the backcountry home of his white girlfriend’s family. Be ready for twists and some very good close-to-the-bone humour on the way.

 

Licence to Kill (1989, 15)
ITV4, 8pm on Tuesday 13 October
So we won’t be seeing the new James Bond film until next year. But fear not – we can still watch him on the small screen this week in this gritty franchise instalment closer to the latest Daniel Craig films than immediate predecessor Roger Moore’s comedic seduction by eyebrows. Timothy Dalton’s incarnation of the tough spy sometimes gets a hard time but I like him and Radio Times readers recently placed him as the second best Bond (after “Sh-cotland’s favourite sh-on, Sh-ir Sean” of course).

 

Shaun of the Dead (2004, 15)
ITV4, 11.10pm on Thursday 15 October
And another Sean/Shaun! So much has happened in everyone’s careers since this zombie comedy/horror was unleashed on the world with its very contemporary British TV humour. Simon Pegg has since broken Hollywood in the re-booted Star Trek and Mission: Impossible films. Lucy Davis went on to become the best friend of Wonder Woman in the 2017 movie. And director Edgar Wright has been writing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

 

We’ll be back with more news next week. We hope that you all have a great week and stay well.