Josh Sandy

Josh Sandy


MANIFF 2020: Sweethearts

MANIFF 2020: Sweethearts

Karoline Herfurth’s Stockholm syndrome-based romantic comedy Sweethearts is neither romantic nor particularly funny, writes Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy
Recommended: Women in cinema

Recommended: Women in cinema

In celebration of Manchester’s upcoming Women In Media, this week’s recommendation column features the film section’s writers and editors highlighting their favourite female-directed films
Recommended: A24 films

Recommended: A24 films

From heartful documentaries to skaterboy thrills, we give you the best from the acclaimed producers
Preview: Victoria Baths Valentine’s Cinema

Preview: Victoria Baths Valentine’s Cinema

This Valentine’s Day weekend join The Village Screen pop-up cinema at Manchester’s historic Victoria Baths for one-off screenings of True Romance and Bridesmaids
MAF 2019: Ruben Brandt, Collector

MAF 2019: Ruben Brandt, Collector

Milorad Krstic’s Ruben Brandt, Collector is an engaging and visually stunning film which stands as a true testament to the uniqueness of animation, writes Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy
An ode to chicken shop pizzas

An ode to chicken shop pizzas

Forget Domino’s and Pizza Hut, Josh Sandy takes a look at a slice of the takeaway pizza industry to sing the praises of a true icon – the chicken shop pizza
Preview: Manchester Animation Festival

Preview: Manchester Animation Festival

Deputy Film Editor, Josh Sandy, previews the highlights of the Manchester Animation Festival ahead of its much anticipated 5th edition
Grimmfest 2019: Little Monsters

Grimmfest 2019: Little Monsters

Abe Forsythe’s zom-com Little Monsters is a hilarious, heartwarming and riotously fun addition to Grimmfest’s 2019 line-up, writes Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy
Grimmfest 2019: A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life

Grimmfest 2019: A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life

Darkly comic and quintessentially British, Staten Cousins Roe’s A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is a memorable addition to 2019’s Grimmfest line-up, writes Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy
Watch and learn: The complex relationship between on-screen and real-life violence

Watch and learn: The complex relationship between on-screen and real-life violence

With Joker’s release almost upon us, Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy looks at the historic relationship between on-screen and real-life violence
Déjà-Review: Blue Valentine

Déjà-Review: Blue Valentine

Love, loss and everything in between, Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy takes a look back at Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine
A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester

A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester

This is the ultimate Mancunian guide to cinemas, film festivals, and events, by the Mancunion Film editors for lovers of film
A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester: Festivals

A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester: Festivals

It seems like every week there’s a different festival happening in Manchester; here’s a selection of our favourite Mancunian film festivals
A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester: Cinemas

A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester: Cinemas

From corporate chains to DIY cinemas, Manchester has no shortage of locations to host showings of the latest blockbusters and timeless classics. Here are our favourite cinemas in Manchester
Review: Killers Anonymous

Review: Killers Anonymous

Despite having a stellar cast, Killers Anonymous only just avoids being consigned to cinematic oblivion
¡Viva! 2019: El Ángel

¡Viva! 2019: El Ángel

El Ángel stands out as one of the most stylish retro crime thrillers in recent memory and is a testament to the underrated brilliance of Latin American cinema
Album Review: Cows on Hourglass Pond by Avey Tare

Album Review: Cows on Hourglass Pond by Avey Tare

Josh Sandy reviews Avey Tare’s third solo psychedelic album Cows on Hourglass Pond – but is it as underwhelming as his previous two?
Album Review: Dave – PSYCHODRAMA

Album Review: Dave – PSYCHODRAMA

Dave’s debut album takes listeners on an emotional exploration of race, relationships and mental health with staggering honesty and brilliant execution, writes Josh Sandy
MANIFF 2019: Princess of the Row

MANIFF 2019: Princess of the Row

The Princess of the Row is a film that is a harrowing story of a survival and a heartwarming tale about family simultaneously
Album Review: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 1

Album Review: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 1

The first of Foals’ epic two-part project – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – is an exhilaratingly concise piece that leaves audiences eagerly awaiting the next instalment, writes Josh Sandy

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