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“Going To The Cinema Is An Adventure” – Sight & Sound’s My Dream Palace


Illustration by Lucinda Rogers Something we really miss right now is going to the cinema. Celebrating that previously simple act is Sight & Sound magazine’s campaign, My Dream Palace. We caught up with production...


“It was always going to be a Liverpool story” – A Conversation With Writer-Director Victoria Fayne


“I want this film to be a real love letter to the 90s.” Mike Pinnington speaks to writer-director Victoria Fayne about getting her new film and passion project, Local Hero, made…  “It was...


Peninsula – Final Part in South Korean Zombie Trilogy Lacks Bite


In the midst of a pandemic, a new addition to the zombie canon can’t help but feel timely. But, asks Mike Pinnington, does TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA stand out from the horde?   In...

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Mystical and Mystifying: Krabi 2562 – Reviewed


The modern day and the past overlap in this dreamlike collaborative feature from directors Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong, finds Mike Pinnington…   Detective story, ghost story, travelogue; a eulogy to cinema and a...


Despair, Hope and ‘Doomscrolling’ in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed


“Someone has to do something.” Luke Penny on the eerie parallels in Paul Schrader’s 2017 film, First Reformed, with our compulsive doomscrolling of social media… We’re six months into a global pandemic and...

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“The last few months have emphasised what we’ve been missing” – Cinema after Lockdown


Cinemas in England opened more than a month ago and lockdown continues to ease. But, asks Mike Pinnington, can the silver screen reclaim the droves of audiences lost to over-performing streaming services? During...

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End of the World Film Club #9:
The Shining


“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Join us for our next, perhaps final End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining...


End of the World Film Club #8: Girlhood


Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss director Céline Sciamma’s banlieu story, Girlhood, a coming-of-age tale that fizzes with life… So, where are...


End of the World Film Club #7:
Fritz Lang’s M


Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss iconic director Fritz Lang’s M, a 1930s blueprint for serial killer movies that retains the power...