The world-renowned linguist and anarchist Noam Chomsky may not watch many films today. Michel Gondry once said “he never watches movies” during a interview for his 2013 animated documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky. However Noam and his first wife Carol (who passed away in 2008) were … Continue reading Favourite Films with Noam Chomsky!
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!