The Big Interview – Mark Cousins


“When you make a work of art, you want people to have an experience.” Mike Pinnington speaks with filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins about Like a Huge Scotland, a new immersive film installation...

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“Strange and Frequently Disturbing” Earwig – Reviewed


“It feels daring, thrilling almost, in this age of ‘content’, to not have all the details laid out for us like breadcrumbs.” Mike Pinnington reviews Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s oneiric latest film, Earwig…  Almost every frame...


“The space allotted to me as an actor was too small” – The Big Interview: Franka Potente


She burst onto cinema screens in memorable fashion. Today, though, on the eve of the release of her first feature film, Franka Potente is happier behind the camera, finds Mike Pinnington… If I...


Dune: Part One – Reviewed


Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has been much hyped and anticipated. But does it strike the right balance between epic and earnest? Mike Pinnington reviews the unwieldy beast that has slayed more than one big name...

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Viva México! Jason Wood On His Book Of Mexican Cinema


At the beginning of the twenty first century, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Amores Perros was in the vanguard of a new wave of Mexican Cinema. Since then, a steady stream of filmmakers have enjoyed...

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“There’s a certain closeness and intimacy that comes with a shared tongue” – A Conversation With Filmmaker Cassandra Kyeyune


Cassandra Kyeyune is an exciting, emerging filmmaker who has recently debuted her short film Owulide on BBC Arts as part of the New Creatives programme. Here, Cassandra talks to Yasmin Ali about the...


Taking Stock Of Disaster:
The Earth Asleep – Reviewed


“Rolling news is a background horror.” Lucy Holt reviews The Earth Asleep, a new film which lays bare the news cycle’s impact on reconciling trauma and grief…   The thing you realise about rolling...

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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...