Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943)

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


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


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


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...

Rachel Weisz

Still The Outsider Looking In: Terence Davies In Conversation


Tonight, journalist Laura Brown interviews Britain’s greatest living film director live on stage. Here, she explains how Davies perfectly embodies the voice of the outsider, and why that is — still — so important…...

Tilda Swinton in The Last of England - Derek Jarman

In Profile: Derek Jarman’s The Last of England (1988)


An experimental and hypnotic film made with Super 8, Jarman’s The Last of England is a scathing attack on the state of Thatcherite Britain, homophobia and the treatment of AIDS victims, finds Adam Scovell… The late 1980s were...

Maxine Peake in Keeping Up With The Joneses, ASFF 2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 — The Highlights


What do Maxine Peake, Ridley Scott and Lily Cole have in common? They’re all part of this year’s BAFTA-qualifying ASFF film festival, of course: Joshua Potts trawls through the programme to pick his highlights…...

Jef Cornelis, 1986, De langste dag

“Contemporary TV Is Mainly Rubbish” — Radical Filmmaker Jef Cornelis


Just who is Jef Cornelis? Ahead of a special screening tomorrow marking the end of his festival exhibition, Liverpool Biennial Fellow Deborah Laing met the radical filmmaker to discuss his ‘propagandist’ interviews, why modern...

Watch the Skies / Alien plus Magnetic Rose ft Oneohtrix Point Never

Watch the Skies / Alien plus Magnetic Rose ft Oneohtrix Point Never — Reviewed


In a special collaboration, Jodrell Bank Observatory and Abandon Normal Devices have, finds Dave Tate, created a “stunning”, transformative and ambitious marriage of technology, film, art and music… Long before we had the technology explore it, the...

Cinema For All / BFFS

Cinema For All! The Changing Ecology Of The Film Club


Radical and inspiring: Ahead of the annual Cinema For All conference, A Small Cinema’s Sam Meech talks about his passion for community film clubs, the challenges they face, and the potential in resource-sharing...