The Birds

The Birds – Previewed

Adam Scovell previews The Birds, one of Hitchcock’s most enigmatic offerings… Alfred Hitchcock’s later films tipped the pendulum more into the genre of horror than the rest of his works.  The likes of...

Cat Power, AKA Chan Marshall

Playlist #22: Cat Power and Me

Marc Hall takes a personal – at times painful – journey through the Cat Power canon… There’s something about Chan Marshall AKA Cat Power. Of the hundreds of musical performances I’ve seen over...

Lampione, installation by Denise Mawila, curated by Katharina Mantel

Field Trip #14: Frankfurt

Artist Natalie Hughes infiltrates Frankfurt, observing camping punks, art schools, curated balconies and confused Americans …  It’s 9:20 am Frankfurt time on the 14th September and there’s a chill in the air as I make...

Holy Motors

Holy Motors – Un Film de Leos Carax

DW Mault finds himself very much at home in the strange and wonderful world of Leos Carax… Cinema is a home for dreamers, misfits and deadbeats. It’s been 13 long years but Alex...

Blade Runner - one of our top ten films

Film Podcast #9: Our Top Ten Films of All Time

Film Podcast #9: Our Top Ten Films of All Time by The Double Negative on Mixcloud Special edition! DW Mault and our panel of writers, film critics and filmmakers introduce their top ten...

Artist of the Month: Katie Craven (detail, painting)

Psychedelia: through the prism of contemporary art

With Liverpool Psych Fest on the horizon, Amy Jones looks at psychedelia’s journey into the world of cutting edge technology and contemporary art … The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia has got us...

Michael Lacey, Explorers, Arena Gallery

Culture Diary w/c 24-09-12

Monday – Beetlejuice 8.45pm @ FACT Of the entire Tim Burton canon, Beetlejuice is perhaps correctly considered the passion project. His breakout movie, it is the film which introduced Burton’s brand of macabre...

Andrew Bracey, Frames (2007-9). Still, Transition Gallery

Artist as Projectionist: my love of cinema

Artist Andrew Bracey professes his love for the clattering roar of the projector, and how it inspired his most recent exhibition at Transition Gallery and Hackney Picturehouse … My eyes were opened to...

Michael Fassbender, Shame

Shame: A selective history of compulsive behaviour in cinema

Nik Glover takes a look at cinema’s ongoing fascination with compulsion… We are in a nameless bar in New York. A man is seated at the counter, his attention elsewhere, drinking alone. A woman...