Feature Interview

Why Movies Still Need Cinemas

Movies come to us, so why go to the movies? Never has this idea loomed larger than in the last few months. And, yet, there is no doubt in the mind of any film maker, of any film industry insider or of any film lover that, when this is all over, people will want to […]

Feature On Location

On Location: Nunavut, Canada in Atanarjuat (2001)

A feathered archipelago stretching northward into the Arctic Circle, Canada’s Nunavut territory is known for its rich and storied Inuit art, including sculpture, music and dance. It’s also the home of a 21st century wave of independent filmmaking – stories told by the Inuit population using homegrown talent. At the centre is Isuma, the award-winning […]

Brilliant Failure Reviews

Brilliant Failure: The Congress (Ari Folman, 2013)

Simply scrolling onto The Congress’ official website gives a very accurate depiction of Ari Folman’s feature. One is presented with an outlandish, gyrating mosaic of film clips; enough to make anyone recoil at its unrelenting visual assault. The colours are all too vibrant and little sense can be made of the story being told. The […]

Feature Widescreen

Widescreen: The Kinema in the Woods

If you go down to the woods today…you’ll find the sweetest little two-screen independent cinema tucked away among the trees. The Kinema in the Woods at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire is a regional institution and provides a unique picturehouse experience for its patrons. Manager Philip Jones swept a path through the autumn leaves to let […]