The Invisible City: The Cinema of Surveillance -- a site specific cinema event, in collaboration with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Alexandra Park (St Helens) Management Limited, the former Pilkington Glass headquarters. November 2016

The Invisible City: The Cinema Of Surveillance


In this essay commissioned by Heart of Glass, Laura Robertson considers what cinema has to teach us about the sinister implications of surveillance in domestic and corporate life. What is our awareness and...

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

“I would like people to feel angry and empowered” — The Big Interview: Rebecca O’Brien, Producer


Sinéad Nunes sits down with the I, Daniel Blake producer Rebecca O’Brien to discuss the film’s enormous success; being “outraged” by current politics; and what it’s like to be in a long-term collaborative...

The Curious World Of Hieronymus Bosch (detail)

“At its best when it slows down”: The Curious World Of Hieronymus Bosch — Reviewed


With his gross-out humour and ghoulish creatures, Bosch is one of the most palatable of medieval painters for modern audiences, argues Luke Healey; as examined in detail by Exhibition On Screen’s new film…...

Werner Herzog's Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World

Werner Herzog’s Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World — Previewed


Admitting that he uses the Internet “with hesitation”, Werner Herzog is the perfect, deadpan inquisitor of information technology, argues Mike Pinnington… In Paul Cronin’s seminal book about Werner Herzog, A Guide for the...

Feature film Adult Life Skills (2016), starring Jodie Whittaker

“Failure lets you progress”: Creative England Live’s Northern Lights Conference — Reviewed


Pitching, bribery and creative failure: BAFTA-nominated directors and national funding bodies share some candid advice on all areas of filmmaking, finds Kirsty Fitzpatrick, at Creative England’s latest (free) conference… I was instantly fond...

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...