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“An enduring and unique legacy.” Jason Wood writes about Derek Jarman ahead of a retrospective at Manchester’s HOME

January 19, 2022 No Comments

Jarman at HOME is part of a collaboration with Manchester Art Gallery and its Protest! exhibition. Ahead of launch at the end of January, Jason Wood, artistic director: film & culture at HOME (soon to be executive director public programmes and audiences at the BFI), writes for Northern Soul about the extraordinary legacy of Derek Jarman.

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Into the Unknown: Nigel Kneale at HOME

January 5, 2022 Comments Off on Into the Unknown: Nigel Kneale at HOME

It’s often remarked that we’re living in a golden age of television, one where the intermingling of the TV and film industries is widespread and fruitful.

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“My films are like my kids.” Acclaimed film-maker Mike Leigh talks to Northern Soul

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on “My films are like my kids.” Acclaimed film-maker Mike Leigh talks to Northern Soul

Much garlanded and Salford-raised film-maker Mike Leigh, now 78, is speaking to Northern Soul at HOME in Manchester on the occasion of a new touring retrospective of his work.

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Preview: Doc ‘n Roll Film Festival, Manchester

November 2, 2021 Comments Off on Preview: Doc ‘n Roll Film Festival, Manchester

For many of us, the past 18 months have made it crystal clear exactly how cherishable popular arts such as music and cinema can be, even if we’ve been experiencing them in isolation rather than with an audience.

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Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

We seem to be living at the tail end of a golden age for the music documentary.

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Film Review: Pieces of a Woman

April 2, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Pieces of a Woman

From the outset, Pieces of a Woman doesn’t hold back.

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Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

March 7, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

In a time where filmmaking seems impossible, director Sam Levinson can’t resist the urge to keep us entertained.

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Film Review: Best Before Death

September 28, 2020 Comments Off on Film Review: Best Before Death

At a time when certain noted indie chart figures have proved to be a let-down, Bill Drummond is looking more and more like a proper hero.

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Film Review: Tenet

September 2, 2020 Comments Off on Film Review: Tenet

I’m not the biggest fan of British director Christopher Nolan. In fact, I’m of the opinion that most of his films prefer to show off rather than actually show much in the way of humanity, let alone fun. And heaven forbid that there might be a plausible female character lurking around amid the bombast.

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Pandemic: The Movie

May 15, 2020 Comments Off on Pandemic: The Movie

It might seem a little perverse to pen a column about pandemic films at this point but, truth be told, I find it a little comforting.

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