Film Seasons Review

Film Season Review: Rock in Reykjavik and the Barbican’s Never Mind the Baubles anti-Christmas Punk film season

If you don’t much like idea of sitting through endless marathons of Christmas heart-warmers like It’s a Wonderful Life and Scrooged (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?) the Barbican Cinema have just the counter-seasonal programming medicine this December. Their Never Mind the Baubles season celebrates the glory of punk on film, from GG […]

The Pope of Trash, John Waters, on his rarely-seen sleaze epic Multiple Maniacs

Divine has a lobster intervention Directed by John Waters USA 1970 82 min 18 RATING: ★★★★☆ The BFI John Waters season continues into October, see here for details. The filmmaker hailed (and slated) as the “Pope of Trash, the Prince of Puke or Baltimore’s favourite son”, the one and only John Waters, is currently being […]

In praise of the Badlands Collective’s Scalarama Cannon Cinema season – Barfly and 52-Pickup

Scalarama, the UK-wide celebration of repertory cinema, is in full swing this month. Doing their part to bring rarely-seen, challenging, and sometimes just downright weird cinema to the masses are the Badlands Collective.  Their manifesto is simple: “We’re a group of film curators in London dedicated to putting on great events.” Their contribution to Scalarama […]

Down by Jarmusch: thoughts on Down by Law and the films of Jim Jarmusch as the BFI celebrates his career

A stranger in paradise: Jim Jarmusch has been making films his way for thirty years Down by Law and other Jim Jarmusch films play this September at BFI Southbank as part of “Jim Jarmusch and his Friends” Season. Down by Law USA 1986 107 min, Digital, 12A  RATING: ★★★★☆ This September, the BFI gives over one of […]

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