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16th April 2024

SCALA!!! co-director Jane Giles on audiences, programming and being a first-time filmmaker: “There has to be room in the film world for all tastes”

In conversation with Jane Giles, co-director of SCALA!!!, we discuss how she came to make the film, her career in programming and how the London cinema had lasting impact on young audiences

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15th April 2024

Chungking Express: Intoxicating youthful cinema | UoM Film Soc screening reports

In an age where arthouse cinema has become middle-aged, Wong Kar-wai’s 90s classic still speaks to today’s youth
15th April 2024

An evening with UoM Film Society and Chungking Express

A crowded university building full of students ready to watch a Wong Kar-wai film and an earworm of a song

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Queen of Bones review: Folk tale falls flat in Martin Freeman drama | MFF 2024
25th March 2024

Queen of Bones review: Folk tale falls flat in Martin Freeman drama | MFF 2024

Witch potions, dramatic wind and a religious Martin Freeman can’t save this generic Great Depression era folk tale.
Unicorns review: A colourful portrayal of the queer South Asian community | MFF 2024
24th March 2024

Unicorns review: A colourful portrayal of the queer South Asian community | MFF 2024

Take a journey into the queer South Asian underground with MFF’s indie drama about identity and discovery.
The Sweet East review: Surreal coming-of-age in the Wonderland of Politics | MFF 2024
20th March 2024

The Sweet East review: Surreal coming-of-age in the Wonderland of Politics | MFF 2024

Follow Talia Ryder down the rabbit hole of politics in one of Manchester Film Festival’s most hyped titles
Do You Love Me? review: Beautiful cinematography makes up for a lacking script | MFF 2024
19th March 2024

Do You Love Me? review: Beautiful cinematography makes up for a lacking script | MFF 2024

Do You Love Me? is a tender exploration of personal love and loss at the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Priscilla review: Coppola gives voice to the voiceless
19th March 2024

Priscilla review: Coppola gives voice to the voiceless

Sofia Coppola is back with another portrait of girlhood, this time showing the life of Priscilla Presley beyond Elvis’ shadow
Wicked Little Letters review: Profanity and mystery in 1920s England
16th March 2024

Wicked Little Letters review: Profanity and mystery in 1920s England

Come for the endless profanity but stay for Olivia Colman in this new comedy set in 1920s England
Preview: Manchester Film Festival returns to the Great Northern | MFF 2024
16th March 2024

Preview: Manchester Film Festival returns to the Great Northern | MFF 2024

Manchester Film Festival returns once again to the Odeon Great Northern, this time they’re celebrating 10 years of introducing cutting-edge cinema to the city’s audience
Uncut film takes: The biggest Oscar snubs of the last 10 years
14th March 2024

Uncut film takes: The biggest Oscar snubs of the last 10 years

Which films deserved a win or even just a nomination? We’re here to correct history
My first night at the Oscars: The 2024 Academy Awards as seen from my laptop
14th March 2024

My first night at the Oscars: The 2024 Academy Awards as seen from my laptop

The Oscars aired for the first time on ITV this year but is it really worth staying up to watch them?
Bob Marley: One Love review – The struggles of a musical biopic
12th March 2024

Bob Marley: One Love review – The struggles of a musical biopic

In yet another musical biopic, One Love presents two years in the life of Bob Marley. As it attempts to tell the story of one of music’s most important figures, we take a look at how far One Love was successful
Lisa Frankenstein review: Reanimation, revenge, and romance
11th March 2024

Lisa Frankenstein review: Reanimation, revenge, and romance

Surrealist supernatural slasher Lisa Frankenstein proves that chivalry is not dead
Dune: Part Two review – An instant modern sci-fi classic
11th March 2024

Dune: Part Two review – An instant modern sci-fi classic

Dune: Part Two is cemented as a newfound cultural phenomenon as Denis Villeneuve just delivered the best film of 2024
Perfect Days review: Finding warmth in a cold world
9th March 2024

Perfect Days review: Finding warmth in a cold world

Spend a perfect day in the cinema with this new Wim Wenders classic on the beauty of the everyday
A conversation: Debating our picks for the 2024 Oscars
8th March 2024

A conversation: Debating our picks for the 2024 Oscars

Forget the Oscars ceremony. This is where to find who should really be winning these awards.
Her world in her words: 5 experimental documentaries for International Women’s Day
8th March 2024

Her world in her words: 5 experimental documentaries for International Women’s Day

Stuck for something to watch this International Women’s Day? Why not delve into the world of experimental docs by female filmmakers.