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...

Alexis Milne, Jobseekers

Artist Cine Club: Selected by videoclub


Selected promised to ‘bring together some of the best emerging film and video artists from the UK’. Let us be the judge of that…  Last night we went along to Selected II, hosted...

The famous Superman logo

Waiting for Superman…


With FACT screening the original Superman this Monday, Nik Glover takes a look at our roller-coaster relationship with on-screen super heroes…  Cinema-goers are now so used to seeing comic book heroes make the...

North By Northwest

The Problem with Hitchcock


Alfred Hitchcock is remembered as one of the great directors of his generation, an auteur without equal in this country. But was there more to him and his films than meets the eye?...

Donald Harrison, Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Big Interview: Donald Harrison


We talk to Donald Harrison, Director of Ann Arbor Film Festival, about the merits of short films, and the future of cinema… The Double Negative: How did you get involved with Ann Arbor...

Meek's Cutoff_web

Kelly Reichardt Season on Film4


In spite of himself, Liverpool filmmaker DW Mault finds reason to be thankful with Film 4′s new season… Cinema exists in the spaces between reality, where form answers questions never asked, but simply...


The Foundations of Metropolis


Nik Glover on the difficult history of a restored masterpiece… What would your perfect city look like? Before you begin designing your futuristic ‘learning spaces’, hundred story-high art galleries and lush tropical gardens,...

une vie de chat

A Cat in Paris – Reviewed


Rebekka O’Grady, making her Double Negative debut, on the importance of making room for Cinema’s gems… For many, the words animated film, despite increasingly sophisticated examples to the contrary, continue to conjure up...