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Pandemic: The Movie

May 15, 2020 No Comments

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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“We believe that access to culture is a fundamental part of a happy life.” The Good Book, Slung Low

May 11, 2020 No Comments

After relocating to the oldest working men’s club in Britain (The Holbeck in Leeds), the adventurous team at Slung Low established the Leeds People’s Theatre Company.

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Lockdown entertainment: The best of the best Northern Films

May 10, 2020 Comments Off on Lockdown entertainment: The best of the best Northern Films

With us all cooped up inside and scrambling to find things to do, help is at hand from Northern Soul. We’ve canvassed an array of contributors and friends to ask for their favourite Northern films. Among what follows, we hope that you find some inspiration for your viewing pleasure.

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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part One)

March 30, 2020 Comments Off on Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part One)

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Greed

“Just because someone’s fun, it doesn’t mean they’re not nefarious.” Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom talk about Greed

March 2, 2020 Comments Off on “Just because someone’s fun, it doesn’t mean they’re not nefarious.” Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom talk about Greed

Steve Coogan’s film career has been a hit-and-miss affair.

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Film Review: Queen & Slim

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Film Review: Queen & Slim

“Why do black people always have to be excellent? Why can’t we be normal?”

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Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

January 25, 2020 Comments Off on Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

In recent years, having already established himself as godfather to a whole generation of British radio and TV comedy, Armando Iannucci has been branching out, creating Veep for American television and co-writing and directing the feature film The Death of Stalin.

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British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

January 6, 2020 Comments Off on British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

It wasn’t an ideal moment for Robert Bolt to be arrested.

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The Lighthouse

Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

Director Robert Eggers may only be two films into his fledgling career as a director and writer but he has already proven himself a master of psychological horror.

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