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...


Akira at 25


This year sees landmark science-fiction anime Akira celebrate its 25th anniversary. What is the key to its longevity? Tokyo, 1988. The city, seemingly deserted except for a few stray cars, is wiped out...

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane – Previewed


It regularly tops all-time best film lists; what is it about Citizen Kane, asks Adam Scovell… For a film so much about the power of media and substantiality within public and personal life,...

Joss Whedon

In Profile: Joss Whedon


Previously best known for creating TV cult favourites such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon is a director at the top of Hollywood’s speed-dial list…  They say the geeks shall inherit the...

Midnight Cowboy

Matinee Idols


This week saw MGM launch its Matinee series in Picturehouse Cinemas. We run through our pick of a divine dozen… If this week’s screening at FACT of the much loved Billy Wilder-directed dramedy,...

My Neighbour Totoro

Studio Ghibli Double Bill


Screening at FACT this Sunday, Rachael Jones looks at a pair of very different Studio Ghibli films celebrating their 25th anniversaries… The earliest known anime dates back to 1917; however, the characteristic anime...