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Film Review: The Batman

April 29, 2022 Comments Off on Film Review: The Batman

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…

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“He was a recklessly generous soul.” Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Tony Wilson and the 20-year anniversary of 24 Hour Party People

April 16, 2022 Comments Off on “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.”

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Explota explota (My Heart Goes Boom!), ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival, HOME, Manchester

Film Review: Explota explota (My Heart Goes Boom!), ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival, HOME, Manchester

March 24, 2022 Comments Off on 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’?

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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 Comments Off on “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.

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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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