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 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


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


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


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


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...