October Sky: A retrospective 30 years on

October Sky: A retrospective 30 years on

A dying genre in Hollywood is the middle budget, middlebrow fare which once dominated cinema screens. Disney, which with a voracious appetite is swallowing up the rest of the movie industry, released just 11 films in 2018, all of them massive budget and mass market affairs. Easily watchable films with...

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Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Buster Keaton, Badly Drawn Boy and Nosferatu are the latest names confirmed for the Royal Albert Hall’s fourth Festival of Film. Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, comes to the Hall to discuss his acclaimed soundtrack to 2002’s About a Boy, while a trio of silent film classics will be...

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4k restoration of Notorious to return to cinemas

4k restoration of Notorious to return to cinemas

One of Hitchcock’s darkest thrillers, Notorious, will be back on the big screen this summer in a dazzling new 4K restoration. After opening Cinema Rediscovered at the Bristol Watershed on 25 July, it opens in cinemas UK-wide on 9 August and will be one of the highlights of BFI Southbank’s two-month Cary Grant season that...

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Brains vs beauty: Love Island special

Brains vs beauty: Love Island special

Love Island has been the talk of the masses since it started two weeks ago. The show aims to help contestants find love, with the winning couple winning £50,000. When money is involved in a show attempting to help people find love, it is slightly concerning. It defies the main...

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Review: Isle of Dogs

Review: Isle of Dogs

The legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (of Rashamon and Seven Samurai fame) was so obsessive about his set design that he made sure that any cupboard or wardrobe that appeared in a scene would be fully stocked with period appropriate items, even if the scene didn’t call for the cupboard...

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Review: Liquid Traces

Review: Liquid Traces

By Berit Barsch Berit is an 17-year-old German exchange student currently doing two weeks of work experience at KCW Today. On Tuesday, the 20th of March 2018 the Migration Museum at the Workshop, located at 26 Lambeth High Street SE1 7AG London, showed two movies about different cases of migration...

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Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea

When I knew I was going to visit the Migration Museum and watch a film about migrants I really had no idea what to expect and therefore was very curious and also a little bit excited. Since I knew that it was a documentary that we’re going to watch I...

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Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea

By Luisa Polch Luisa is an 17-year-old German exchange student currently doing two weeks of work experience at KCW Today. Fire at Sea When I knew I was going to visit the Migration Museum and watch a film about migrants I really had no idea what to expect and therefore...

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Who’s afraid of Julia Kristeva? New film by Iskra Angelova in the London International Documentary Film Festival

Who’s afraid of Julia Kristeva? New film by Iskra Angelova in the London International Documentary Film Festival

Iskra Angelova’s new film tells the story of a successful and controversial figure. A psychoanalyst, linguist, semiotician, philosopher and feminist, Julia Kristeva is a woman of many disciplines. The film is set in Bulgaria, 1966 where the Balkan nation remains behind the Iron Curtain. Kristeva, a young and smart student,...

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The Royal Albert Hall’s film festival celebrates the 20th Anniversary of David Lynch’s Lost Highway

The Royal Albert Hall’s film festival celebrates the 20th Anniversary of David Lynch’s Lost Highway

On August 1st as part of its festival of film the Royal Albert Hall celebrated the work of surrealist auteur David Lynch with a 20th anniversary screening of his pitch-dark mid-career oddity Lost Highway in its intimate Elgar Room. After the film the shell-shocked audience was also treated to a...

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