RIP Blockbuster

RIP Blockbuster


Stuart Ian Burns takes a trip down memory lane, when renting a film meant endless waiting, bus trips and fines … When it was announced that Blockbuster had entered administration, my first reaction...

Kubrick's Fear and Desire

Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire


DW Mault on Fear And Desire, the debut denounced by Stanley Kubrick… Cinema, like life, is the very element of subjectivity and sometimes the people closest to something miss what is apparent only...

Django Unchained

Film Podcast #18: Django Unchained


Film Podcast #18: Django Unchained by The Double Negative on Mixcloud DW Mault reviews Quentin Tarantino’s new violent western, Django Unchained. With the help of a German bounty hunter and former dentist, Dr....

Frankenstein (1931)

A Questioning Nature: Frankenstein


Adam Scovell takes a second look at this definitive horror film and finds subversion, satire and an underrated director … Though its screening is more of a tie-in to science and technology than...

Holy Motors

Film Podcast #17: Top Ten Films of 2012


Film Podcast #17: Top Ten Films of 2012 by The Double Negative on Mixcloud With the Golden Globe winners just having been revealed, and the Baftas and Oscars yet to come, we look...

Ged Hunter's Leonard

What are short films for?


Back in November, DW Mault attended FACT’s Liverpool film night. Would he leave any the wiser about short film?   What are short films for? What are their uses? Do they exist to...

Melancholia, starring Kirsten Dunst

Winter Sparks Screenings


Running alongside a new exhibition, FACT have programmed a quartet of electrifying films to inspire… If you’ve popped into FACT lately, you’re probably aware of new exhibition Winter Sparks (read our review), inspired...

Life of Pi

Film Podcast #16: Life of Pi


Film Podcast #16: Life of Pi by The Double Negative on Mixcloud DW Mault reviews Ang Lee’s adventure drama Life of Pi. Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, and from the...


Sightseers – Reviewed


Ben Wheatley is the current toast of the Brit Cinema scene, but what did DW Mault make of his latest, Sightseers? Ever been invited camping by a ginger man? I have and it’s...