Rebecca – Previewed


Adam Scovell on Rebecca, and the dark symmetry between Alfred Hitchcock and Daphne Du Maurier… The novels of Daphne Du Maurier share a natural cohesion to the cinematic virtues of Alfred Hitchcock. Both...


Orphée @ Metal – Previewed


Adam Scovell looks back at Jean Cocteau, a director who survived the tearing up of the rule book by the French New Wave… One of the directors of cinema’s old wave of French...


Film Podcast #8: Lawless


DW Mault introduces the prohibition-set western Lawless. Can this, the latest project from director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave (the pair behind modern classic The Proposition), live up to expectations? Also up...

Tim Burton

The World of Tim Burton


With Hallowe’en on the way, The World of Tim Burton is a perfect excuse to reacquaint ourselves with this maverick of the macabre… This week saw FACT’s The World of Tim Burton season...

Isolda Dychauk in Faust

Film Podcast #7: Faust


DW Mault reviews Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s Faust. This version of the German legend – in which a man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge – won the Golden...

Alien Anthology All Nighter @ FACT

Alien Anthology All-Nighter @ FACT


Unintended jump-cuts and radio-silence seemed par for the course, but Kevin Hunt found out it made for an all the more enthralling fan-based experience… Billed as a test of endurance, a movie marathon...

The Myth of the American Sleepover

Film Podcast #6: The Myth of the American Sleepover


DW Mault reviews first-time director David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover. Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of...

The Imposter

The Imposter. Flattering to deceive?


Fauxmentary or stunning insight? Laura Brown went along to The Imposter Q&A at FACT looking for answers… If there is one defining statement that will sum up our time I believe – and I’m...

A Simple Life

Film Podcast #5: A Simple Life


DW Mault reviews Ann Hui’s drama A Simple Life – after suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people’s home. Stars...