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Tom Jeffers and Cornerhouse

Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

April 2, 2015 Comments Off on Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

I moved to Manchester in January 2001 and got my first job two months later, as a box office assistant at Cornerhouse.

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Jason Wood

Jason Wood: a film programme the envy of Europe

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Jason Wood: a film programme the envy of Europe

When Jason Wood officially joins Manchester’s HOME at the beginning of February as artistic director: film, it will be a big moment for the £25 million multi-arts form venue as he completes the three-strong artistic directorate ahead of the building’s Spring 2015 opening.

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Paddington Bear

Review: Paddington – melting the hearts of UKIP MEPs everywhere

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Paddington – melting the hearts of UKIP MEPs everywhere

When the first, short trailers for the Paddington film surfaced, it looked suspiciously as though it might be rubbish, with its hints of a broad, slapstick CGI-fest.

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Type Motion exhibition, 2014, Installation at FACT Liverpool, Gallery 1

Moving Stories: Type Motion at FACT, Liverpool

November 20, 2014 Comments Off on Moving Stories: Type Motion at FACT, Liverpool

I have a friend who has just finished training as an archivist. I have an idea what this means: I think it involves blowing cobwebs off boxes of old photos while wearing a pair of rave-style white gloves, then occasionally appearing on Who Do You Think You Are? and talking Richard Madeley through his tear-jerking past.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

November 20, 2014 Comments Off on Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

There is a moment in Rupert Wyatt‘s 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes that stops the viewer in their tracks. A moment when a good film becomes a great one, a moment rarely seen in slam-bang, effects-driven blockbusters in these franchise-saturated times.

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The Possibilities are Endless

Edwyn Collins: The Possibilities are Endless

November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Edwyn Collins: The Possibilities are Endless

On February 20, 2005, Edwyn Collins collapsed at home while suffering from a major brain haemorrhage.

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Miners' Strike

Mining Visions of Strife at Ilkley Film Festival

August 20, 2014 Comments Off on Mining Visions of Strife at Ilkley Film Festival

It’s 30 years since Yorkshire was torn apart during the year-long miners’ strike. Now that anniversary is being marked by the Ilkley Film Festival.

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Devoured

Fancy a feminist horror film? Then Devoured is for you

August 16, 2014 Comments Off on Fancy a feminist horror film? Then Devoured is for you

Horror films can be a curious thing.

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Digital Theatre – the way forward?

April 14, 2014 Comments Off on Digital Theatre – the way forward?

Over the past five years, the landscape of theatre has been digitalised by live cinema broadcasting thanks to the National and the New York Met.

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The Wicker Man

Something Wicker This Way Comes…

October 1, 2013 Comments Off on Something Wicker This Way Comes…

Ahead of a new re-mastered release, Ian Winterton chats paganism, Christopher Lee and Nicolas Cage in a bear-suit with Wicker Man director Robin Hardy.

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