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Top Five: Neo-Noir Films

5. Bugsy Malone (1976) A surprising entry, yes, but this neo-noir ditches the nihilism of more traditional detective features in favour of an ...

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Review: Daphne

After a cinematic year dominated by masculinity — whether challenged in Dunkirk, ridiculed in Free Fire or celebrated in Transformers — it’s refreshing to ...

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Feature: A Bigger Splash

Life imitates art imitates life imitates art in A Bigger Splash (2015). Whilst A Bigger Splash is, in fact, a – very faithful – ...

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Top Five: Neo-Noir Films

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Review: Daphne

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Feature: A Bigger Splash

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Top Five: Neo-Noir Films

With the sequel to Blade Runner, a modern film noir first, science-fiction second, released this month, Lucas counts down his favourite neo-noirs

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Review: Daphne

Emily Beecham shines above the rest in this neurotic indie drama

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Feature: A Bigger Splash

Luca Guadagnino’s sensuous. suspenseful human drama owes a debt to David Hockney

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In conversation with Neville Pierce

From student editor to film journalist for Empire, Neville Pierce is quite the chameleon

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HOME’s Playback exhibition showcases new film talent

Up and coming young filmmakers screen short-film masterpieces as part of a project to encourage youth access to the most exclusive field in modern media

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Review: The Ghoul

Directorial debutante Gareth Tunley’s The Ghoul marks a statement of intent from the Brit, yet ultimately lacks clarity and focus

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How the ‘Shared Universe’ is taking over Hollywood

After DC’s recently released Wonder Woman, and ahead of Marvel Studio’s upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming, Jamie McEvoy addresses the gargantuan on-screen elephant in the room which is the shared universe

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In Conversation with Kumail Nanjiani

Audiences in Manchester gain an insight into the making of The Big Sick

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Feature: 12 Angry Men revisited

James Gill delves into the technical and dramatic successes of 12 Angry Men, evaluating it 60 years on from its original release date

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Lift-Off 2017: In Conversation with Nicholas Connor

James Gill Interviews the Northern Lights Director

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Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival 2017 Short Interview: Ascension

Rajnish Sharma on his post-apocalyptic short film

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Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival 2017 Short Interview: Hope

James Gill explores the development process of Adam A. Losurdo’s innovative zombie film