14/01/2018
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“Distinct stories that resonate, disturb, shock and confound…” You Should Come With Me Now: Stories of Ghosts — Reviewed

It has taken 17 years for the award-winning author, M. John Harrison, to complete his latest book of short stories. Mike Pinnington finds unsettling and time-relevant tales that seamlessly span speculative fiction, fantasy and...

14/01/2018
Sophie Jung, Thusly (2018)

Culture Diary w/c 15-01-2018

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and loads of it’s free! Monday — London Short Film...

03/01/2018
Maggie Cheung in Irma Vep (1996) -- still

“It asserts that cinema retains the power to surprise…” In Profile: Irma Vep (1996)

With his latest psychological thriller, Personal Shopper (2016), debuting on Netflix UK recently, Mike Pinnington takes an opportunity to look back at French director Olivier Assayas’ 1996 breakout success: his ‘very meta’ Irma Vep…...