Werner Herzog A Guide for the Perplexed

Book Review: A Guide For The Perplexed

Paul Cronin’s conversations with the Bavarian auteur Werner Herzog are the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on his oeuvre yet published, and an essential purchase for fans and newcomers alike. Michael Ewins reviews A Guide For The Perplexed.  First published in 2002 as Herzog on Herzog, Paul Cronin’s A Guide For The Perplexed expands upon … Continue reading

Preview: R.A.D. Film Screenings Present Bill & Ted’s Bogus Double Bill

Christina Newland previews R.A.D. Screenings‘s radical double-bill (and their first ever event!), which takes place on Sunday 10th August at Gorilla in Manchester. R.A.D. (Retro and Dangerous) is presented by Grimmfest.Bill + Ted’s Excellent Adventure stars young and dimwitted Keanu Reeves and his equally dumb metalhead pal, Alex Winter, as they travel back in time through the … Continue reading

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: Celebrating Intellectual Pursuits

For over two decades, socially conscious documentary, event cinema and a whole lot of partying coalesce annually at Steel City’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. A showcase for the coming year’s most important documentaries (The Stuart Hall Project, Blackfish and Joshua Oppenhiemer’s remarkable The Act of Killing all screened at last year’s festival), Sheffield Doc/Fest sets the tone for factual film programming … Continue reading

On sound and silence in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin

Eloise Ross looks at the use of sound in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. “The soundtrack invented silence.” – Robert Bresson Under the Skin begins in darkness, and in silence. Gradually, as lights shine fitfully, beginning to arrange the outline of an eye, otherworldly noises come into the fray. Synthesizers hum, strings scrape and lacerate. Using audio … Continue reading