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Tom Hughes and Dean Brocklehurst, The Talleyrand

“We’d like to make history.” The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

May 17, 2019 No Comments

Levenshulme is rising. To say it is gentrifying is perhaps too strong but it’s certainly becoming bohemian.

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Charlie Bubbles

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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Dakota Johnson in "Suspiria."

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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Peterloo

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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