Following a public lecture at the University of York, Robert Weatherall shares his notes on the relationship between science fact and science fiction in film.
Henry Fool is a Luddite ronin with a skeleton in his closet and an albatross around his neck. Rosy Hunt looks back at a Shakespearian Hartley classic.
Craig Zobel’s gauche exploration of shocking real-life incidents is a frustrating and dishonest experience, writes Rosy Hunt.
“It’s not a job, it’s a vocation, but a very rewarding one.” At the Watersprite festival Rosy Hunt spoke to Sarah Waldron, series producer at the BBC, about documentary filmmaking.
The documentary panel at Watersprite explained how the opportunities that documentary filmmaking offers can lead to a filmmaker changing the world.
Koutaiba Al-Janabi’s LEAVING BAGHDAD is an intimate, unpolished road movie in which we accompany a gentle immigrant on his journey from Iraq to London. The Independent Film Trust and the Cambridge Film and Media Academy are organising a free screening at Magdalene College in March.
Plenty of slapstick offsets a romantic, witty and dramatic storyline that is never cheap or condescending: RATATOUILLE caters for all tastes, writes Rosy Hunt.
Don’t mistake this for just another hipster “my wacky friend is crying on the inside” dramedy – AHIRU TO KAMO NO KOINROKKA is a slow burning thriller with a Lynchian twist.
Today is the thirteenth anniversary of Robert Bresson’s death. Rosy Hunt commemorates his life with a review of DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST, one of Martin Scorsese’s influences.
Based on a cute manga of the same name, AIR DOLL is a classic “manic pixie dream girl” vehicle with a shocking twist, writes Rosy Hunt.
Look out for a young Vincent Price in Douglas Sirk’s flagrant Freudian fable. Rosy Hunt nominates Gene Tierney in LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN for our MADWOMEN series.
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.
A rare screening of Curt McDowell’s THUNDERCRACK! was one of the unsung highlights of CFF2012. Melodramatic, naturally sexy and wonderfully absurd, this B-movie pastiche is Rocky Horror in extremis, writes Rosy Hunt.
Luis Tosar stars in MIENTRAS DUERMES, playing César, a downtrodden janitor who just wants to be happy – and to this end, ruins the lives of the tenants in his building, like an evil AMELIE.
The Zellner brothers’ KID THING is promoted as a “fever dream fable”, though for all its Grimm sensibility, it will ring true to anyone who has known a lonely farm kid, writes Rosy Hunt.