Well, how was it for you?

I’ve been to our local cinema, Kinokulture, twice recently and each time was great, everyone respected social distancing and the seating is spacious and spaced out. I hope you’ll consider giving it a try, with this weekend’s film one that looks worth trying.

Misbehaviour is another film that had its run cut short in March, the story of the 1970 Miss World competition looks an absolute treat. Those with longer memories will remember that 1970 was the year that the competition suffered a stage invasion and an unexpected winner, so a good year to base a dramatised comedy around.

An excellent cast of familiar faces including Keira Knightley, Keeley Hawes, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley are rounded out with Rhys Ifans and US actor Greg Kinnear, the latter looking particularly well-suited to playing presenter Bob Hope.

I think the joy here will partly be in looking back to a time when beauty competitions were prime time TV, attitudes were shifting and a new generation of feminists were looking askance at the old guard. Misbehaviour should prove a solid crowd pleaser, book ahead to be sure of a seat.

Last year the film society screened the excellent Australian thriller, Goldstone, which is now available on iPlayer.

The aerial shots of the dusty outback were a sight to see on the big screen, and although the effect may be diminished at home, it’s still well worth a watch. An indigenous detective fetches up in a mining town to investigate a woman’s disappearance, uncovering corruption and secrets as he goes.

Goldstone is a great example of a genre film made with care and attention, the performances are superb with the great Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) stealing the show as the pie baking mayor.