F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) - new restoration

Nosferatu and the Early Achievements of Horror Cinema


Adam Scovell salutes a classic of the horror genre and the films that laid the groundwork for its success… In his excellent 2010 series, A History of Horror, Mark Gatiss stated that the...

Woody Allen

There’s Something about Woody


Woody Allen fan waiting with trepidation for the release of Blue Jasmine? You’re not alone… “New York was his town, and it always would be…” Whenever I think, read or hear about Woody...


Elysium and the story of Cinematic Dystopia


Thought sci-fi cinema was all about the CGI? Andrew Kirkland explores silver-screen dystopia and finds it’s the perfect way to package political and social issues… “Everybody wants to ask me lately about my predictions...

Dont Look Now still

In Profile: Nic Roeg


The Man Who Fell to Earth illustrates perfectly the rich if incongruent career of director Nic Roeg… In every sense of the word, Nicholas Roeg has had a remarkable career. Before making his...

Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli Season – Previewed


Internationally admired event movies and the perfect cure for a hangover? Studio Ghibli’s wonders never cease… Nursing a hangover on Saturday, it was with some relief to find My Neighbour Totoro, a product...


Wadjda – Reviewed


The first full length feature produced in Saudi Arabia, James Hampson considers Wadjda, a film about a girl and her bike, and so much more…  Wadjda is a film of firsts: it is...

The World's End

In Profile: Edgar Wright


With conclusion to ‘the Cornetto trilogy’, The World’s End in cinemas from Friday, we take a look at the ascendancy of its director, Edgar Wright…  “They haven’t seen each other in 20 years...


Noise of Art Electric Nights – Previewed


What does the noise of art sound like? Head to the BFI this week and you might just find out… Where and when did electronic music first find its way into popular culture?...

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer – Reviewed


Documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer highlights what can happen to the victims of a state out of time… On February 21st of last year, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot...