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Robocops and Avatars


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


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...


Werner Herzog; Man & Myth


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


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


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


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...

It came from Kuchar

Queerfest at FACT


Ahead of Queerfest at FACT, Amy Roberts appraises the influence on mainstream comedy of the Pope of Trash, John Waters… Remember that Kevin Bacon trivia game where he was the Six Degrees Of...


The Ann Arbor Film Festival – On Tour


Chris Brown casts a critical eye over a film festival that’s no Johnny-come-lately… The short film has undergone a revolution in the last 10 years, slipping into the subconscious of many without people...

Tchaikovsky - an elegy

British Animation Awards


Swept up in the excitement of this year’s Oscar nominations? Grab yourself a piece of the decision-making pie by heading down to FACT… It says a lot about the popularity of the British...