Interview with Oliver Krimpas

Oliver Krimpas

Oliver Krimpas’ GHOST IN THE MACHINE is a chaste, humorous love story reminiscent of Stephen King’s more light-hearted tales of the unexpected. We spoke to Oliver about his work.

Madwomen: Notes on a Scandal


In NOTES ON A SCANDAL, a wealthy bohemian art teacher starts an ill-advised affair with a student. All of that might’ve been okay if it weren’t for Barbara, played flawlessly by Judi Dench: Patrick Fowler’s nominated madwoman.

Madwomen: A Woman Under The Influence


Is Mabel truly mad, or just misunderstood? Sarah McIntosh looks back at the cunning Cassavetes classic A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, as part of our MADWOMEN theme.

Madwomen: Rachel My Torment


“She has done for me at last, Rachel my torment…” Ann Linden’s pick for the MADWOMEN season is Olivia De Havilland as MY COUSIN RACHEL.

Madwomen: Ghost in the Machine


Told like a fairy tale, GHOST IN THE MACHINE is fun, rich and wicked. Kim Boyd reviews Oliver Krimpas’ short, which enjoyed great success at Cambridge Film Festival and at LSFF.

PSSST! Silent Film Festival


Liberal, progressive, feminist approaches to issues such as mental health and crime in a selection of films from 1910 – 1925? Jo Shaw attended the PSSST! Silent Film Festival in Zagreb.

The Unbreakable Bond


SKYFALL delivered a Bond for the 21st century, post-Bourne era. But does it represent an unwillingness to let the franchise evolve? What do we even want from James Bond? Jim Ross ponders.

Ieri, Oggi, Domani


Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest neorealists, Vittorio De Sica. Rosy Hunt reviews his comedy anthology in which Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni play three odd couples.

The Elephant Man

Elephant Man

Joe De-Vine challenges the critics and scholars who have found fault with David Lynch’s portrayal of disability, and over-reliance on subjective accounts, in THE ELEPHANT MAN.

Prof. Vanessa Toulmin on “The Elephant Man”


Professor Vanessa Toulmin introduced THE ELEPHANT MAN at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse recently, as part of the Darwin Correspondence Project’s ‘Darwin and Human Nature’ series.

Interview with Ben Wheatley & Steve Oram


As SIGHTSEERS hits our screens Patrick Fowler speaks to director Ben Wheatley and writer/actor Steve Oram about holidays in caravans and spoilers in trailers.

Notes on African Cinema


African film, and its filmmakers and producers, is inevitably much like the countries that fill the large continent: a vast array of personalities, humour, issues, injustices, histories that ultimately represent a variety of storytelling methods. It is one of the few film industries – along with perhaps, to a lesser extent, Asian cinema – where a number [...]

Aid & Abet: Dark Hours/Fixed Space

AId & Abet: Dark Hours/Fixed Space |

Sarah McIntosh looks at the “filmic equivalent of antipasti”, the “eclectic range of tastes, senses and sensibilities” offered by Aid & Abet as part of DARK HOURS/FIXED SPACE programme of one-minute shorts.

Talking Kuchu – the fight for gay rights in Uganda


If you take Western European views on homosexuality for granted, you should watch CALL ME KUCHU. David Perilli interviews creators Katy and Malika, and activist Naome Ruzindana.

Dead End


Mihai Kolcsar has a Hallowe’en flashback to the fearsome forests of Transylvania, triggered by the underrated classic DEAD END, starring Ray Wise and Lin Shaye.