In Profile: Tod Browning's Freaks (1932)

In Profile: Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932)

22/04/2015

An ancient curio of subversive Hollywood, or just plain provocative? Adam Scovell analyses what is possibly early cinema’s most uncomfortable horror… That strange period between American cinema that experimented with early sound, right through to...

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960)

In Profile: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

23/03/2015

“I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them”: Adam Scovell analyses one of Hitchcock’s most famous thrillers through the lens of the director’s personal fear of authority… There is little doubt that Alfred...

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Introducing: A Small Cinema, Liverpool

18/03/2015

A Small Cinema in Liverpool – video 01 – the gauntlet from Small Cinema on Vimeo. A love letter to cinema: Mike Pinnington looks forward to the launch of a very special, BFI-endorsed...

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Capstone Classics: See Indian Culture In A Different Light

16/02/2015

A new monthly film club from the Capstone Theatre and Milapfest is bringing the best of Indian cinema to Liverpool audiences. And it’s about time, says Adam Scovell… In a series of world cinema events organised...

Beyond Clueless (2014)

The Big Interview: Charlie Lyne, Beyond Clueless

16/01/2015

We speak to the director of new teen movie documentary, Beyond Clueless, about his school years, first-time filmmaking, and why EuroTrip is the greatest teen movie of all time… A dreamlike documentary about...

ON LOOP -- Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2014

Introducing: Greenhorn Short Film Festival

05/12/2014

Director and patron Mike Leigh describes it as “healthily anarchic and sharp as a row of needles”, and Ideas Tap are supporting their new award for young filmmakers. But what is Greenhorn Short Film...

Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943)

Ritual, Magic & Slapstick: The Kazimier’s Silent Film Revival

20/11/2014

Adam Scovell looks forward to the next Silent Liverpool event, showcasing the tragicomedy of Larry Semon and the avant-garde choreography of Maya Deren… Silent film is a description that is at once a...

ASFF 2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 — Reviewed

14/11/2014

Promoting avant-garde filmmaking, encouraging audience critique, and reminding us of the pure joy of a projector and popcorn,  ASFF injects fresh faith into our relationship with cinema, finds Joshua Potts… It’s barely midday,...

Cultures of Resistance (2010)

Power To The People: Liverpool Radical Film Festival

13/11/2014

Independent and provocative, the Liverpool Radical Film Festival starts tonight: Maisie Ridgway picks her highlights… By its nature, the word ‘radical’ is transitional and all encompassing, referring to the departure from tradition towards innovation...

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