Since 2009’s Katalin Varga, writer-director Peter Strickland has carved out a unique setting at the table of British film, each new serving providing a distinctive course in itself, yet unmistakably sharing the peculiarities of his authorial palate.Read the full story..
In this latest iteration of the Batman story, which nods heavily to acclaimed comics stories such as The Long Halloween, Robert Pattinson plays Gotham City’s brooding billionaire orphan-cum-masked avenger, who has forged an alliance with veteran police office James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) in following the trail of a deranged serial killer known as The Riddler (Paul Dano) blah blah blah…Read the full story..
“He was a recklessly generous soul.” Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Tony Wilson and the 20-year anniversary of 24 Hour Party People
“This is Manchester, we do things differently here.”Read the full story..
Film Review: Explota explota (My Heart Goes Boom!), ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival, HOME, Manchester
The anglicised title of Explota explota, a generous-spirited jukebox musical about Francoist Spain and dancing, is an irresistible invitation to declare, almost without shame, that the ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival at Manchester’s HOME opens with a bang. Or should that be a ‘pop’?Read the full story..
“An enduring and unique legacy.” Jason Wood writes about Derek Jarman ahead of a retrospective at Manchester’s HOME
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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