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Culturally significant and agonisingly existential: Blade Runner at 40

Culturally significant and agonisingly existential: Blade Runner at 40

After 40 years Blade Runner is still an extremely poignant and thought-provoking film
A first look at Backyard Cinema’s new Manchester venue

A first look at Backyard Cinema’s new Manchester venue

Backyard Cinema has come to Manchester for its first Northern venue and has all the components for a perfect autumn-winter experience
Cosy up with Backyard Cinema this Autumn

Cosy up with Backyard Cinema this Autumn

A preview of Backyard Cinema, the immersive movie experience coming to Manchester this Autumn.
State of the Industry: Long live the silver screen

State of the Industry: Long live the silver screen

The precedent set by modern TV is not only one that destroys the artistic integrity of the film but perpetuates a cycle of negative watching and passive viewership. Film Editor Benjy Klauber-Griffiths challenges television supremacy.
MANIFF 2022: Poser

MANIFF 2022: Poser

MANIFF 2022: Poser combines podcasting and niche musicians to depict the obsessions of a less basic than she’d like to admit young 20 something in New York
INTERNATIONAL FILM: French New Wave

INTERNATIONAL FILM: French New Wave

Our International film series brings an insight into the French New Wave movement, the auteurs who founded it and it’s defining characteristics
KINOFILM 2021: Women in Film Selection – Short Films Fall Short

KINOFILM 2021: Women in Film Selection – Short Films Fall Short

Ella Robinson reviews the ‘Women in Film’ collection shown as part of Kinofilm festival at Chapeltown picture house
Cinemas are back soon – here’s what I’m looking forward to

Cinemas are back soon – here’s what I’m looking forward to

Katie Bray tells us why she is looking forward to cinemas reopening, and the films she is most excited to watch when they do
Cinemas vs. streaming: A poor replacement?

Cinemas vs. streaming: A poor replacement?

Alex Harris explains why the cinema is so much better than streaming films at home
The demise of cinema and the rise of online streaming

The demise of cinema and the rise of online streaming

Rhiannon Ingle shares the best alternative streaming services out there
Chapeltown Picture House presents cult curation this Halloween

Chapeltown Picture House presents cult curation this Halloween

A whole host of Spooktacular frights await at Chapeltown Picture House this weekend, writes Culture Editor Georgina Davidson
Review: Saint Maud

Review: Saint Maud

A24’s latest psychological horror is a perfect portrayal of a character gone mad, and makes a good reason to venture out to cinema this Halloween
The shows must go on: where to catch (socially distanced) theatre in Manchester

The shows must go on: where to catch (socially distanced) theatre in Manchester

Find out which shows can still be attended live this season, as Head Theatre Editor Jay Darct discusses the Manchester theatres set to re-open with social distancing measures in place
The Academy consistently ignore this generation’s most dynamic cinema – but why wouldn’t they?

The Academy consistently ignore this generation’s most dynamic cinema – but why wouldn’t they?

George Walker criticises the shortsightedness and exclusivity of the film industry
The Old Bank Residency: more than a cinema

The Old Bank Residency: more than a cinema

Visiting The Old Bank Residency in NOMA, Darcie Tickner chats to the owner and discovers what the space is all about
Visiting Cheshire: Manchester’s neighbouring gem

Visiting Cheshire: Manchester’s neighbouring gem

Explore beyond Withington and the city limits as Phoebe Moore shares her favourite spots in Cheshire which are all easily accessible by train
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: Events

A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester: Events

A guide to Manchester’s cinemas, festivals and events for 2019
Opinion: the 2019 Academy Awards in review

Opinion: the 2019 Academy Awards in review

After waves of bad publicity that suggested the 2019 Academy Awards could be the worst in years, it ended up being a mixed bag
Déjà-Review: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Déjà-Review: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Ellie Martin takes a sweet trip down memory lane and revisits the classic, if slightly unsettling, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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