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Dakota Johnson in "Suspiria."

Film Review: Suspiria

Nov 12, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Suspiria

Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film Suspiria is a nutty barrage of sights and sounds akin to a particularly unhinged ghost train ride, centred around ambitious young Suzy Bannion joining a Viennese dance academy which she discovers is run by a secretive coven of witches with murderous plans.

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Film Review: Possum

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Possum

Possum is a film which could wrong-foot a lot of people.

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Peterloo

Film Review: Peterloo

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Peterloo

Over the course of 14 feature films Mike Leigh has covered a wide range of subjects, from the disastrous opening of a French restaurant and the fall of a post-war abortionist to an adopted daughter tracking down her birth mother and Gilbert & Sullivan getting their second wind.

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Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018) Photo by Paradox 2

Film Review: Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

Two premieres were held at HOME in Manchester recently showcasing films about massacres.

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A Northern Soul

“A factory worker with a cultural dream.” Director Sean McAllister talks about his new documentary

Aug 11, 2018 Comments Off on “A factory worker with a cultural dream.” Director Sean McAllister talks about his new documentary

Brian W. Lavery talks to director Sean McAllister, the man behind a documentary revealing the flip side of his home town’s UK City of Culture year. A Northern Soul follows a factory worker’s struggle to pursue what seems like an impossible cultural dream.

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Apostasy

Apostasy: Film Director Dan Kokotajlo and cast talk to Northern Soul

Jul 24, 2018 Comments Off on Apostasy: Film Director Dan Kokotajlo and cast talk to Northern Soul

The startling, powerful and often bleak Oldham-set debut film by Dan Kokotajlo, a Tameside-born director, explores the fall-out of renouncing a family religion and motherhood.

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L7, HOME

Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

In recent years, the music documentary seems to have come into its own, germinating out between the paving stone formula of talking head hindsight and nostalgia, proliferating like weeds of unexpected empathy and wasteland beauty.

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Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Apr 10, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

There’s trouble in the water for the residents of Amity Island as swimmers are picked apart by a great white shark.

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Ghost Stories

Film Review: Ghost Stories

Apr 9, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Ghost Stories

An interesting thing can happen when a genre has been around long enough to acquire fans.

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Film Review: Have a Nice Day

Apr 7, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day is something of an oddity.

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