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...

Wednesday – Zéro de Conduite 6.30pm @ FACT, Liverpool -- £9.50/8.50

In Profile: Jean Vigo’s Zéro de Conduite (1933)


Adam Scovell on comic drama Zéro de Conduite and the enduring influence of its young director, Jean Vigo… The work of French director Jean Vigo has a phantom-like quality in the canon of...

Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl, film still

Adapting The Way We Watch Film: ICA Artists’ Moving Image Network


Where is the best place to watch artists’ film? Josie Sommer explores the ICA’s Artists’ Film Club on tour and finds herself wondering whether we need an entirely new space outside of the cinema...

Mistaken For Strangers (2013)

The Big Interview: Tom Berninger, Mistaken For Strangers


How would you feel if your brother was a rock star? Ahead of its debut on Film4, Mistaken For Strangers director Tom Berninger tells us about his awkwardly honest tale of sibling rivalry…...

Jeanne Moreau in New Wave thriller Lift to the Scaffold (1958)

In Profile: Lift to the Scaffold (1958)


Teenage angst, a will to belong and reckless love: George Jepson sees a lot for modern audiences to relate to in Louis Malle’s New Wave thriller… Somehow part of but distinctly separate from the...

Web Junkie (2014)

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 — Reviewed


Jay Bernard finds an alternative exploration of technology, truth and storytelling at this year’s provocative documentary festival… I ended my preview piece for Sheffield Doc/Fest with a question about truth — what it is, how to...

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 — The Highlights


Blindfolded film? Cyber-terrorists? Pop superstars? Ahead of its opening this weekend, let Jay Bernard guide you through the UK’s largest and most respected documentary film festival… This the Doc/Fest’s 21st year and it’s...

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

In Profile: Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955)


Ahead of a Matinee Classics Season screening of the thriller, George Jepson looks again at Laughton’s timeless, “fairytale” reinvention of film noir… From its birth as a commercial and critical embarrassment, to its position as...