Tippi Hedren, The Birds

Who’s that girl? Tippi Hedren In Conversation


Tippi Hedren’s relationship with Alfred Hitchcock is part of Hollywood lore, and remains a favourite subject of the actor herself… In 1964, Tippi Hedren starred alongside Sean Connery in Marnie, a film arguably...

Terry Gilliam's Brazil

Brazil – Previewed


Nik Glover deconstructs Terry Gilliam’s dystopic bureaucratic nightmare, Brazil… On the surface, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) has nothing whatsoever to do with its new world economic powerhouse namesake, which perhaps makes it an odd choice to be...

Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret

Film Podcast #2: Margaret and the Toronto International Film Festival


This week, DW Mault reviews Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret, and discusses the Toronto International Film Festival announcements. Hosted by director and cineaste DW Mault, with special guests Adam Baird and Laura Brown. Wednesday 1...

The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse – Reviewed


Nietzsche’s life would never be the same following his experience with The Turin Horse. What did Adam Scovell make of it? Béla Tarr isn’t a director who likes to make things easy. His...

Tony Kaye's Detachment

Film Podcast #1: Detachment and 360


In our inaugural film podcast, DW Mault reviews Tony Kaye’s Detachment, starring Adrien Brody, and City of God director Fernando Meirelles’ new film, 360. Hosted by director and cineaste DW Mault, with special...

Batman (The Dark Knight Returns) DC Comics

Dark Knight Rising…


This Friday sees the release of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. To get in the mood, FACT screen the first two of the trilogy tomorrow…  In 1939, a new character referred to...

Eddie Constantine, Alphaville

Alphaville – Previewed


Adam Scovell takes a look at Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard’s noirish tale of man versus machine… As part of The Language Circle events currently inhabiting the timetable of Urban Strawberry Lunch, the collective are...

Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the Pit – Previewed


In Quatermass and the Pit, the Hammer Horror studio showed it was capable of much more than dodgy special effects and ripped bodices, argues Adam Scovell… There’s a certain assumption, understandably perhaps, surrounding...

Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket – Previewed


With Bottle Rocket kicking off a Wes Anderson season at FACT, DW Mault reassesses his debut feature…   Authorial canons are the rocks we rest our beliefs on. With this in mind, Wes...