My Neighbour Totoro

Studio Ghibli Double Bill


Screening at FACT this Sunday, Rachael Jones looks at a pair of very different Studio Ghibli films celebrating their 25th anniversaries… The earliest known anime dates back to 1917; however, the characteristic anime...

Dr Who and the Daleks

Pulp Pleasures: Dr Who


Ahead of FACT’s screening of a pair of Peter Cushing-starring Dr Who films, Adam Scovell investigates their enduring appeal… There’s something distinctly pleasurable about the two 1960s Doctor Who films.  They’re completely farfetched,...

Gimme the Loot

In Bloom


DW Mault on a pair of films dealing with the vitality and cruelty of youth… The romance of narrative is perpetually at odds with reality; which is a problem that longs for an...

Mud poster

Mud – Previewed


DW Mault finds danger and beauty in Mud, the latest flick forcing us to reassess Matthew McConaughey… Modern American literature is a bastard form of originality that sings from the descent of manifest...

I'm So Excited!

New Almodóvar film? I’m So Excited!


Ahead of the release of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film I’m So Excited!, Nathan Richardson ponders whether the Spanish director has his head in the clouds, or rooted in reality…  When it comes to...

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...

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...

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...

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...