John Hughes tribute, 2010

Cult Classics: The Breakfast Club / Pretty in Pink


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


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


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


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...