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Dakota Johnson in "Suspiria."

Film Review: Suspiria

November 12, 2018 No Comments

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: 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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Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018) Photo by Paradox 2

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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Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

August 13, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee. 

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Apostasy

Apostasy: Film Director Dan Kokotajlo and cast talk to Northern Soul

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Apostasy: Film Director Dan Kokotajlo and cast talk to Northern Soul

The startling, powerful and often bleak Oldham-set debut film by Dan Kokotajlo, a Tameside-born director, explores the fall-out of renouncing a family religion and motherhood.

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L7, HOME

Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

In recent years, the music documentary seems to have come into its own, germinating out between the paving stone formula of talking head hindsight and nostalgia, proliferating like weeds of unexpected empathy and wasteland beauty.

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Ghost Stories

Film Review: Ghost Stories

April 9, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Ghost Stories

An interesting thing can happen when a genre has been around long enough to acquire fans.

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Film Review: Have a Nice Day

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day is something of an oddity.

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Luo Wei, Wave Transmitter, install at CFCCA NOW show, image courtesy of on the brink studio

Review: NOW – A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists, CFCCA and HOME, Manchester

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: NOW – A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists, CFCCA and HOME, Manchester

There’s an old saying in China that ‘women hold up half the sky’.

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The Last Jedi

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Just two Christmasses ago, the prospect of a new Star Wars film felt like a gob-smacking novelty.

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