The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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

04/06/2014

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...

The Devils (1971)

In Profile: Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971)

09/05/2014

Like your cult cinema weird, violent and controversial? Ahead of a screening at Cornerhouse, Adam Scovell explores Ken Russell’s most beautifully disturbing film… By the time maverick British director Ken Russell came to make...

The Box at FACT cinema, Liverpool

The 10 Things I Learned From Using Ourscreen

28/04/2014

Hailed as a new way to call the shots at your local cinema, US crowdsourcing platform Ourscreen.com is now available in the UK. But what’s it like to use? Christopher Brown shares his experiences…...

El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Orol (Mexico, 2012)

Fast-Paced, Bold and Beautiful: ¡Viva! Festival 2014

18/03/2014

As ¡Viva! film festival celebrates 20 years of bringing us the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema, Toby Hood is on hand to gauge 2014′s vintage…  Arriving at this year’s ¡Viva! film festival launch,...

Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac’s One Night Stand: Nymphomaniac I & II With Cast Q&A

04/03/2014

Sarah Creed spends an evening with Nymphomaniac and some of its stars. She emerged, but was she unscathed? “Perhaps the only difference between me and other people is that I have always demanded...

Bastards / Les salauds (2013)

Sociopaths, Sunshine and Shadow: The New Film Noir

27/02/2014

As Bastards (Les Salauds) enjoys a nationwide release, Toby Hood investigates the evolution of film noir, and the dangers of veering into pastiche… From its beginnings in German expressionism, film noir flourished during...

Lars von Trier (image courtesy Christian Geisnaes)

In Profile: Lars von Trier

14/02/2014

Infamous director Lars von Trier is back with “the least-sexy 4 hour portrayal of sex you’ll ever see.” Frederick Johnson looks at a complex man who loves to divide his audience… It’s easy to get...

Taxi Driver (1976)

In Profile: Taxi Driver (1976)

05/02/2014

As we celebrate its restoration, Adam Scovell analyses the defining visual moments in Scorsese’s masterpiece — and “You talkin’ to me?” isn’t one of them… Before Martin Scorsese became obsessed with portraying intricate systems...

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis — Reviewed

20/01/2014

The acting and soundtrack may be pitch-perfect, but is the latest Coen Brothers film just too morose? Andrew Kirkland gets inside Llewyn Davis… Joel and Ethan Coen, the so-called ‘Two-Headed Director’ have a propensity...

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