Agnès  Varda  with  3  moving  images.  3  rhythms.  3  sounds,  2018.  Photo:  Thierry  Bal

The Big Interview: Agnès Varda // Liverpool Biennial 2018

19/07/2018

As her new installation is revealed at FACT for Liverpool Biennial, we speak to pioneer of the French New Wave: award-winning filmmaker, photographer and artist, Agnès Varda… On using triptychs in her work:...

Maggie Cheung in Irma Vep (1996) -- still

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

03/01/2018

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…...

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Me, Replicant? The Cultural Impact Of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982)

17/10/2017

How can Denis Villeneuve’s new Blade Runner 2049 live up to Ridley Scott’s original? A film that took Philip K Dick’s famous source novel, and went on to spawn its own mythology, as...

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The Ultimate Test: Blade Runner & Voight-Kampff Cinema

09/10/2017

What would happen if Blade Runner’s Voight-Kampff test – a polygraph-like machine used to determine its subject’s humanity – was applied to the cinematic form itself? Nik Glover dons his best Deckard trench...

Chris Marker's A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

“The concept of revolution is ubiquitous and urgent”: What’s Left? A Century In Revolution

05/10/2017

What’s Left? A Century in Revolution at Tyneside Cinema Newcastle marks the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. Mike Pinnington interviews programme curator Úna Henry to find out how the films examine global...

Still, Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)

In Profile: Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)

21/09/2017

Ahead of its screening tonight, as part of Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia’s PZYK CINEMA, Aoife O’Brien profiles director Don Sharp’s hallucinatory, silly and sensory British horror film… Unveiling a programme of PZYK CINEMA back in August with...

Still, The Rat King: Jess Dadds. Playback in association with Random Acts

“Illuminating and gut-wrenching”: Our Playback Highlights

13/09/2017

Channel 4’s Random Acts have gained a reputation for commissioning experimental, challenging and downright weird short films. As an exhibition of 200 works by some of its most talented, 16—24 year old filmmakers...

Woody Harrelson filming Lost in London 2017

“You have to persist…” The Big Interview: Woody Harrelson

14/04/2017

In possibly our biggest Big Interview yet, Jack Roe interviews Hollywood superstar and self-confessed “slacker” Woody Harrelson about his insanely ambitious directorial debut: shot in one take over 14 locations and broadcast live...

Rodchenko Photographs. Featured in Revolution: New Art For A New World

“This is no apolitical celebration…” Revolution: New Art For A New World — Reviewed

03/04/2017

Mike Pinnington reviews a film covering an astonishingly fruitful period in Russian art, that also gets to the core of  a dark and brutal period in the country’s history…  “Art is the most...

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