Screening Film


Screening Highlights – The Strange, Bad and Beautiful Bastards of Cinema

This week’s picks are by Tom Grieve a Manchester based cinephile and occasional blogger, critic and reporter. You can find him on twitter: @thomasgrieve or on his blog: LOVE IS STRANGE 26/03/2015 – 07:30 pm CINEGALLERIA – Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX Love is Strange opens with the wedding of George (Alfred Molina) and […]

Censorship and the Experimental Small Press of Manchester

A Savoyard’s First Brush with Censorship is the title of a short film made by Clara Casian in 2014, and is now also the provisional working title of a feature length artist’s documentary that is currently the subject of a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. The initial short film was part of a commission by The […]

Screening Highlights 16/3: Hell Raisers & Trailblazers

This week’s picks are by Jim Laycock aka Vis-a-Vis Film – a writer/blogger based in Manchester.   Ignore the naysayers, cinema is alive and well! On top of the usual dozens of outstanding film events nationwide, this week feels like an especially triumphant one for independent cinema, as A SMALL CINEMA: LIVERPOOL opens it’s doors […]

Fill the Land with Cinemas! Prepare for Scalarama 2015

Now in its fifth year, Scalarama returns to screens all across the UK this September. The aim of the season is to celebrate cinema in all its forms – that means everyone, everywhere can join in, whether you are a long-established picture palace or a just-started film club. Last year’s season saw over 250 different […]

Screening Highlights: Treasure maps, bowls, cameras and masks.

This week’s picks are by Alberto Serna, Spanish boy living in cosy Rotherhithe, London. Nightcrawler 11/03/2015 – 15/03/2015, 8:30 pm Whirled Cinema – 259 Hardess Street Loughborough Junction SE24 0HN Understandably, this year’s Academy decision to leave out Jake Gyllenhaal caused controversy amongst film fans. Gyllenhaal’s career-best performance of social outcast crime paparazzo Lou Bloom […]

Mafia, Hitmen and Toons

This week’s picks are by Moxie McMurder – roller girl, film blogger and editor of Lead Jammer mag, Moxie McMurder picks her own top events for this week. Though mad, bad & dangerous to know, she’s clearly someone with a taste for the classics and the unusual. The Godfather: Part II 03/03/2015 – 06:00 […]

Indie Cinema Euro Stars

Watching a film in a country whose first language is not your own is rarely the obvious choice for spending a few hours of any holiday. The idea was a long while in coming the first time I thought to visit a foreign picture house – but once the energy saving lightbulb above my head had […]

Preview: BFI Flare Festival 2015

Irene Silvera gives us an overview of what to expect at the upcoming BFI Flare festival of LGBT cinema in London, from 19 – 29 March  Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack The full programme of […]

Growing up gay in the 1980s

This week’s picks are by Phoenix Fry, the film programmer behind Deptford Film Club, Nollywood Now, Design on Film and Mondo Pop. He loves popular world cinema, concert movies and 1980s British film. GAY ENTERTAINERS – AN APPRECIATION 26/02/2015 – 07:30 pm The Cinema Museum – 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London SE11 […]

Review: Inherent Vice

Released: 2015 Running time: 149 minutes Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Genre: Action / Thriller / Crime Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson   The audience is a helpless passenger as Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Private Investigator Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, embarks on a psychedelic trip, seemingly naive to the dangers of the Californian underworld of […]

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