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...

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...