Post Tenebras Lux

Post Tenebras Lux – Previewed

Post Tenebras Lux won Carlos Reygadas best director at Cannes last year. Here, DW Mault argues it is a film helping light the way for Cinema’s next evolution… Is there a more perfect...

Drawing conversation - detail

Artist of the Month: Jon Barraclough

Meet the new Artist of the Month, master collaborator and Renaissance Man, Jon Barraclough… It’s mid-afternoon and we’re sat in a beautiful – ornate but lived in – study. The feeling of being...

NHK' Koyxen @ the Blade Factory

Culture Diary w/c 15-04-13

Monday – The Evil Dead 9pm @ FACT The feature movie debut of Sam Raimi from 1981, The Evil Dead has traveled the road from infamy (as part of the ’80s Video Nasty...

Bicycle Thieves 6pm Sunday @ FACT

Bicycle Thieves – Previewed

Adam Scovell gets to grips with Bicycle Thieves, arguing the classic is unfairly burdened by its era… There are certain films that come with a great deal of baggage; a constant array of...

Installation shot, courtesy Jon Barraclough/Hayward Touring

Mark Leckey: transformed by the digital realm

Mark Leckey trys to explain the ‘aboriginal shudder’, and the origins of The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things… The current show-stopping exhibition at the Bluecoat is the first major project in Liverpool for Turner Prize winning artist...

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond The Pines

Despite the subterfuge of the trailer, DW Mault glimpses the wood through the trees, in The Place Beyond The Pines… An 11 year old recently said to me that if something isn’t comedic...

Trailer PArk-era Beth Orton

Beth Orton & The Leisure Society – Previewed

Some, including the star herself, thought the day would never come, but Beth Orton is back and touring a new record… Some ten years or so ago (’99, we think), a proto Double...

Opening night at Leeds Art Gallery (credit David Lindsay)

Northern Art Prize 2013
– The Lowdown

C James Fagan heads North to a city with a burgeoning art scene, one playing host to the Northern Arts Prize… Not for the first time in my life I find myself on...

A Late Quartet

Film Podcast #28: A Late Quartet

Film Podcast #28: A Late Quartet by The Double Negative on Mixcloud DW Mault reviews Yaron Silberman’s drama, A Late Quartet. After playing together for 25 years, a classical string quartet are thrown...