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The Day Shall Come

Film Review: The Day Shall Come

October 12, 2019 No Comments

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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“The Stone Roses never wrote any songs about Timperley.” Director Steve Sullivan talks about Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

April 1, 2019 Comments Off on “The Stone Roses never wrote any songs about Timperley.” Director Steve Sullivan talks about Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

When he was growing up in Preston, Steve Sullivan couldn’t say for sure that Timperley was even a real place.

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Film Review: Being Frank

March 2, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: Being Frank

Let’s be honest, the character of Frank Sidebottom could be marmitey.

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“We’re all thinking differently now.” Women in film at Manchester’s HOME

February 1, 2019 Comments Off on “We’re all thinking differently now.” Women in film at Manchester’s HOME

The topic of gender inequality in the film industry is a headline-grabbing, hashtag-generating one, and plainly there’s much work to be done to redress it.

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