Trumbo (2015)

American Maverick Or Red Menace? Trumbo (2015) — Reviewed


Jay Roach’s new film about Dalton Trumbo, says Adrian Challis, is a chance to shed light on a period of American anti-Communist history that we would rather forget… Perhaps unlike most people, I...

Creepshow (1982)

In Profile: Stephen King


King of the silver screen? Nik Glover analyses the best-selling novelist’s many triumphs and disasters in book-to-film adaptations, via his relationships with George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma and the rest… Everyone remembers the sight of Jack Nicholson,...

Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Francois Truffaut

The Double Negative Presents Fahrenheit 451 (1966)


Join us for a special, charity, January screening of Truffaut’s vision of a future, nightmare society: in which ideas and creativity are violently suppressed… “Why are books forbidden?” “Because they make people unhappy.” What...

ASFF 2015 opening night, York; courtesy Jim Poyner

“An event that embraces and is embraced by its location”: Aesthetica Short Film Festival — Reviewed


In its fifth year of rapid-fire programming, Jack Roe finds York’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival still pushing a welcoming, high quality offer – but is less impressed by the advertising category… Five years on and...

Brief Encounter (1945)

Illicit Encounters: Love And Deception In Film


As BFI LOVE season presents a 70th anniversary celebration of David Lean’s paean to extra-marital activity and doomed romance, Brief Encounter (1945), Nik Glover takes a look at where love, marriage and deception...

Infinite Horizon (Stephen Simmonds, UK) - Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF)

Aesthetica Short Film Festival — Our Highlights


Astronauts, the grim reaper and the sex industry all play muse to a huge selection of short films at York’s annual homage to cinema, finds Jack Roe… On first impression, it seems the most prominent aspect...

Fred "Freddy" Krueger

Nine, Ten, Never Sleep Again: RIP Wes Craven (1939-2015)


Sam Meech thanks ‘older brothers, slack parenting and the video shop’ for introducing him to a master of the horror genre: a director who made cinematic and commercial re-incarnation his stock-in-trade… This morning I awoke from a...

NEW BRITISH CINEMA FROM ‘SUBMARINE’ TO ’12 YEARS A SLAVE’:  The Resurgence of British Film-making, by Jason Wood and Ian Haydn Smith, is published by Faber & Faber in association with Curzon (£17.99)

New British Cinema From Submarine To 12 Years A Slave: The Resurgence of British Filmmaking — Reviewed


A powerful and significant spotlight on today’s young filmmakers: Toby Hood reviews a collaborative book from Curzon and Faber & Faber on the directors and producers who are redefining British cinema… An ambitious title in its broad scope,...

Glasgow Winter Season 2013:

“A welcome retreat for cineastes on both a local and international scale”: Future Shorts Festival 2015


The largest pop-up (and free) short film festival of its kind continues its global tour in Liverpool this weekend, and is full of potential award-winners, finds Heather Garner… The cinema experience can be a trying...