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Matthew is a freelance journalist and the host of the Fatal Attractions podcast. He's a lifelong film fanatic and his favourite film is Vertigo.

Artist Kosmo Vinyl on football’s golden era and his time in Manchester with Ian...

British born, New York-based artist Kosmo Vinyl - once a music mogul for The Clash and Ian Dury & The Blockheads and an MC...

Christmas movies in Manchester – where to go for your festive flicks fix

From Elf to The Greatest Showman, there are plenty of festive flicks screening in Manchester this Christmas. Alongside traditional venues, there are also some fun ways...

Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival showcases the best of world cinema

Spanning nine days and screening across five venues, the 15th edition of the Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival showcases over 250 short films...

How two Manchester institutions played a key part in this award-winning animated short film

This Magnificent Cake! is the new film from Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef, the Belgium-based animators behind the 2011 award-winning short Oh Willy. An...

They Shall Not Grow Old: Peter Jackson’s astonishing documentary brings WWI vividly to life

Using restored footage from WWI, director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) has made an extraordinary documentary that brings life in the trenches...

HOME presents a short season of scary movies for Halloween including the scariest thing...

Halloween means scary movies, and the good people at HOME have conjured up a terrific selection of spooky spine-tinglers for their FilmFear season. Starting this...

Mike Leigh on Peterloo: “It would have been an insult to serious northern actors...

Set in Manchester in 1819, Mike Leigh's new film details the events that led to the Peterloo Massacre in St Peter's Field, Manchester, when...

Review: Mike Leigh’s Peterloo is a powerful, intelligent and heartfelt film that seethes at...

The Peterloo Massacre took place in 1819, in St. Peter's Field, when the government ordered a brutal military charge into a working class crowd...

”I cut up my Hacienda membership card to make plectrums”: Mark Kermode’s Manchester memories

Film critic and broadcaster Mark Kermode was awarded the Faculty of Humanities’ Outstanding Alumnus award by the University of Manchester in 2009. That's university-speak...

Meet Marjorie Ainsworth: the 96 year-old president of the oldest film society in the...

The Manchester & Salford Film Society was established in 1930 and is still running today, thanks to the lifelong dedication of its 96-year-old president. Marjorie...

Bellissimo! An Italian film season is coming to Altrincham

A season of nine Italian films is set to be screened on Sunday afternoons, courtesy of Manchester Film Weekender. With a programme that ranges from...

City Not City: two film-makers create a journey through Manchester via 24 interviews

City Not City, a new documentary about Manchester, receives its world premiere as part of the annual Our North season at HOME. Devised by Film...

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