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Cult Classics: The Breakfast Club / Pretty in Pink

11/04/2012

Alison Cornmell puts in her scrunchies and digs out those fingerless gloves for an evening spent in the company of the Brat Pack… The 80s – the decade that style forgot; when hair...

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

07/04/2012

Liverpool filmmaker DW Mault on the importance of time and space to breath in modern-day cinema… The codes of commercial cinema have become so ossified, offering so much less scope for interpretative pleasure...

Into The Abyss

Into The Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life

06/04/2012

When Picture House At FACT announced Into The Abyss would be followed by a Q&A with its director Werner Herzog, we had to fight volunteers off with a stick. Sarah Creed won out… ...

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Robocops and Avatars

02/04/2012

Natalie Pearson looks at films playing into our fears for the future, robo-style… The FACT and body>data>space co-curated Robots and Avatars exhibition taps into our ideas of advancing robotic technologies, and how we may...

Tod Browning's Freaks

The King of Carnivale

01/04/2012

Nik Glover on the fine line between horror and tragedy tread by Tod Browning with his film, Freaks… In his 1932, pre-code ‘horror’ Freaks, Tod Browning made the then shocking decision to cast...

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Werner Herzog; Man & Myth

27/03/2012

Werner Herzog fans could do worse than getting down to FACT tonight for his latest film followed by a satellite Q&A… In the vanguard of the New German Cinema which came to the...

Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley

Drowning not waving? British arthouse cinema

19/03/2012

Filmmaker DW Mault talks exclusively to Laura Brown about his adaptation of Cold Water and how he’s tired of waiting… There’s a silence associated with waiting. A pause, a ticking clock, the sounds...

Reel Unknown

Reel Unknown – Reviewed

18/03/2012

Rachael Jones heads down to China Town for a bit of Reel Unknown fun – just don’t expect them, or her, to squeal… We’ve always been well jel of London’s Secret Cinema events,...

Jan Villa, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edge Hill

Ann Arbor Film Festival – Reviewed

15/02/2012

Edge Hill brings the legendary Ann Arbor Film Festival to the North West, something of a coup, says Rachael Jones… Short films aren’t what they used to be. For every 10-minute masterpiece there...