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Jason Wood

“I just think the two things go together really well.” Jason Wood from Manchester’s HOME talks about Pop Stars on Film

July 18, 2019 No Comments

Received wisdom usually has it that pop stars shouldn’t act.

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David Lynch at Home, MIF 2019

Review: David Lynch artist talk and Twin Peaks: Series 3 Episode 8, Manchester International Festival, HOME

July 12, 2019 No Comments

The David Lynch at HOME season has an inescapable problem – an elephant man in the room, if you will.

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In Fabric

Film Review: In Fabric

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: In Fabric

Until now, British writer/director Peter Strickland has brought us films such as Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy which, while exquisitely and dazzling labours of love, were perhaps just a little too arch and knowing.

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Unmissable sights and sounds: introducing Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

June 5, 2019 Comments Off on Unmissable sights and sounds: introducing Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

Stefan Tobler, founder of Sheffield-based And Other Stories, tells Northern Soul why he’s more excited about Doc/Fest than Cannes. 

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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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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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“We’re all thinking differently now.” Women in film at Manchester’s HOME

February 1, 2019 Comments Off on “We’re all thinking differently now.” Women in film at Manchester’s HOME

The topic of gender inequality in the film industry is a headline-grabbing, hashtag-generating one, and plainly there’s much work to be done to redress it.

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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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Film Review: Possum

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Possum

Possum is a film which could wrong-foot a lot of people.

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Justin Pearson

Set on fire and fighting with Wonder Woman, it’s all in a day’s work for stunt coordinator Justin Pearson

August 11, 2018 Comments Off on Set on fire and fighting with Wonder Woman, it’s all in a day’s work for stunt coordinator Justin Pearson

There is footage of Justin Pearson jumping out of a window, covered in flames from head to foot and having a table kicked at him by Wonder Woman.

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