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The Lighthouse

Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

Director Robert Eggers may only be two films into his fledgling career as a director and writer but he has already proven himself a master of psychological horror.

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Film Review: Sorry We Missed You

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: Sorry We Missed You

Not many directors have spent their careers highlighting the need for social reform in the same way as Ken Loach.

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“I’m just Kris the plumber from Salford.” Kris Hitchen, star of the new Ken Loach film, talks to Northern Soul

November 2, 2019 Comments Off on “I’m just Kris the plumber from Salford.” Kris Hitchen, star of the new Ken Loach film, talks to Northern Soul

I first met Kris Hitchen when he fitted my shower.

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The Day Shall Come

Film Review: The Day Shall Come

October 12, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: The Day Shall Come

When Chris Morris made his first feature film, Four Lions, back in 2010, it felt like an unexpected move, albeit within a career full of unexpected moves.

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Jason Wood

“I just think the two things go together really well.” Jason Wood from Manchester’s HOME talks about Pop Stars on Film

July 18, 2019 Comments Off on “I just think the two things go together really well.” Jason Wood from Manchester’s HOME talks about Pop Stars on Film

Received wisdom usually has it that pop stars shouldn’t act.

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DraigCon 2019

Review: DraigCon 2019, Manchester Printworks

July 16, 2019 Comments Off on Review: DraigCon 2019, Manchester Printworks

A few years back, there was a small but significant shift in the way children dressed up for World Book Day.

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David Lynch at Home, MIF 2019

Review: David Lynch artist talk and Twin Peaks: Series 3 Episode 8, Manchester International Festival, HOME

July 12, 2019 Comments Off on Review: David Lynch artist talk and Twin Peaks: Series 3 Episode 8, Manchester International Festival, HOME

The David Lynch at HOME season has an inescapable problem – an elephant man in the room, if you will.

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In Fabric

Film Review: In Fabric

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: In Fabric

Until now, British writer/director Peter Strickland has brought us films such as Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy which, while exquisitely and dazzling labours of love, were perhaps just a little too arch and knowing.

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Unmissable sights and sounds: introducing Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

June 5, 2019 Comments Off on Unmissable sights and sounds: introducing Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

Stefan Tobler, founder of Sheffield-based And Other Stories, tells Northern Soul why he’s more excited about Doc/Fest than Cannes. 

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Charlie Bubbles

Film Review: Charlie Bubbles, HOME, Manchester

April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: Charlie Bubbles, HOME, Manchester

More than half a century after its partial release, it’s difficult to prise Charlie Bubbles apart from the cultural resonances that have aggregated limpet-like to its slender framework over the intervening decades.

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