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End of the World Film Club #4: Tehran Taboo

25/05/2020

“Saying ‘no’ is more important than breathing in Tehran.” Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we turn our attention to first time director Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran...

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End of the World Film Club #3: The Conversation

11/05/2020

“People were hurt because of my work, and I’m afraid it could happen again…” Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss Francis Ford...

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Insane Energy: Lifting the Lid on Kötting and Kubrick

30/04/2020

Boxes and their contents – figurative and otherwise – loom large in both Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Andrew Kötting’s The Whalebone Box, finds Lee Ashworth… Open the box! Open the box! Open the...

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End of the World Film Club #2: Assault on Precinct 13

27/04/2020

“There are no heroes anymore, Bishop.” Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss John Carpenter’s masterful cult classic, Assault on Precinct 13… A...

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End of the World Film Club #1: A Matter of Life and Death

10/04/2020

“Would you die for her?” “I would, but, er, I’d rather live.” Join us for our inaugural End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss Powell & Pressburger’s classic romantic...

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The Lighthouse and Bait: Striving for Authenticity in Narrative Cinema

17/03/2020

“There is tension between the real and the virtual, the authentic and the simulated.” Lee Ashworth searches for the authentic in the choppy waters of narrative cinema… The Lighthouse (2019) is one of...

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“A New Type of Exploitation.” Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You – Reviewed

25/11/2019

As evidenced by his latest outing Sorry We Missed You, director Ken Loach has lost none of his instinct for urgent, humane cinema, finds Mike Pinnington…  Come the closing scene of Ken Loach’s latest...

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Healing The Horror: A Serene Reading of Ari Aster’s Midsommar (2019)

02/10/2019

Christopher Burns takes a breath after all the cathartic screaming and communal burning to analyse this year’s hit horror – as the 171-minute directors cut, DVD and Blu-ray are released… [WARNING: contains spoilers] Has...

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“Everyone can have a seat at the table, it can’t be as it was.”
The Big Interview: Mia Bays

01/08/2019

When film industry research and first-hand experience told her that female writers and directors were being excluded, Mia Bays knew things couldn’t continue as they were. Mike Pinnington speaks to the Oscar-winning producer… ...

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