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...

The Devils (1971)

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


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


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