Terry Gilliam recently accepted an award remotely from his Highgate house from the Ventotene Film Festival and let slip he was working on an old Stanley Kubrick idea. Gilliam has said the casting was in place and shooting was expected to start in September but with coronavirus that "ruined everything". Speculation included a possible adaptation … Continue reading New Terry Gilliam Project Announced!
It’s that time of year again: the Leeds International Film Festival is back with a full slate of films. Here are my top picks, which focuses especially on the “Time Frames” strand, plus some choice cuts from the cult film strand “Fanomenon” list and main selection. Thursday 1st November On opening night you have a … Continue reading Leeds International Film Festival Preview
Widescreen Weekend is an annual event at Bradford’s Science and Media Museum. As the name suggests, it’s a festival featuring films in various widescreen formats, from 70mm to digital but with a focus on "films on film" along with various talks throughout the weekend. This year’s event starts on Thursday 11 October with the opening … Continue reading Widescreen Weekend 2018 Preview – Bradford Science and Media Museum
YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LEEDS! After the huge success of James Franco’s Oscar-nominated The Disaster Artist and two weeks of sell-out screenings in London at the start of the year; RAD Screenings are bringing Greg Sestero, the star of The Room and the writer of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, to Leeds! … Continue reading Best F(r)iends & The Room – Plus Q&A with Greg Sestero at Hyde Park Picture House!
On 3 and 4 March, HOME in Manchester will present a fantastic short mondo film series. The mondo phenomenon started in Italy, and had its roots in interest in other places and exoticism. It’s a documentary genre that, while the filmmakers may have had somewhat good intentions, can come off as problematic today. There was … Continue reading HOME Mondo movies season: “Every Scene Looks You in the Eye and Spits”