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Book Review: New British Cinema

August 20, 2015 Comments Off on Book Review: New British Cinema

Plenty of old, lazy assumptions continue to get trotted out about British cinema.

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Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years

Film Review: ‏45 Years

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Film Review: ‏45 Years

Forty-five years is a long time to be married. It’s a long time for anything.

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Film Review: Marshland

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Film Review: Marshland

“What’s it like, True Detective in Spain?” – Sarah Leech, digital content producer

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The Last Executioner

Review: Manchester Film Festival 2015

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Film Festival 2015

There have been a few goes at this in past years. All have floundered on the jagged coastline of disinterest, underfunding, crap location, terrible films or bad timing.

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Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy

Love & Mercy review: life as a beach boy

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Love & Mercy review: life as a beach boy

There’s a scene in this new Brian Wilson biopic set during the late 80s when it’s mentioned that our subject is busy recording his first solo album and writing his autobiography.

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A blast from the past: Jurassic Park’s World

July 9, 2015 Comments Off on A blast from the past: Jurassic Park’s World

When I was 17, I discovered who I wanted to be. I wanted to act and that was that.

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HOME Launch-16 by Chris Payne

Reflections on Manchester’s HOME-coming by Danny Boyle and friends

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Reflections on Manchester’s HOME-coming by Danny Boyle and friends

So that was the weekend that was! After months of speculation, not to say some anxiety from former Cornerhouse habitués and Library Theatre Company stalwarts, Manchester’s HOME officially opened not only its doors but also its outside areas, and the deckchairs proved immediately popular on Bank Holiday Weekend, rechristened HOME-warming weekend.

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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: 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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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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