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Me, Replicant? The Cultural Impact Of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982)


How can Denis Villeneuve’s new Blade Runner 2049 live up to Ridley Scott’s original? A film that took Philip K Dick’s famous source novel, and went on to spawn its own mythology, as...


The Ultimate Test: Blade Runner & Voight-Kampff Cinema


What would happen if Blade Runner’s Voight-Kampff test – a polygraph-like machine used to determine its subject’s humanity – was applied to the cinematic form itself? Nik Glover dons his best Deckard trench...

Chris Marker's A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

“The concept of revolution is ubiquitous and urgent”: What’s Left? A Century In Revolution


What’s Left? A Century in Revolution at Tyneside Cinema Newcastle marks the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. Mike Pinnington interviews programme curator Úna Henry to find out how the films examine global...

Still, Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)

In Profile: Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)


Ahead of its screening tonight, as part of Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia’s PZYK CINEMA, Aoife O’Brien profiles director Don Sharp’s hallucinatory, silly and sensory British horror film… Unveiling a programme of PZYK CINEMA back in August with...

Still, The Rat King: Jess Dadds. Playback in association with Random Acts

“Illuminating and gut-wrenching”: Our Playback Highlights


Channel 4’s Random Acts have gained a reputation for commissioning experimental, challenging and downright weird short films. As an exhibition of 200 works by some of its most talented, 16—24 year old filmmakers...

Woody Harrelson filming Lost in London 2017

“You have to persist…” The Big Interview: Woody Harrelson


In possibly our biggest Big Interview yet, Jack Roe interviews Hollywood superstar and self-confessed “slacker” Woody Harrelson about his insanely ambitious directorial debut: shot in one take over 14 locations and broadcast live...

Rodchenko Photographs. Featured in Revolution: New Art For A New World

“This is no apolitical celebration…” Revolution: New Art For A New World — Reviewed


Mike Pinnington reviews a film covering an astonishingly fruitful period in Russian art, that also gets to the core of  a dark and brutal period in the country’s history…  “Art is the most...

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...