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Film Review: In Fabric

June 24, 2019 No Comments

Up 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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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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Film Review: Suspiria

November 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

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Possum

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

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Film Review: Peterloo

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

October 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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