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Manchester International Film Festival

A truly independent film festival which champions cinema from around the globe, we spoke to Director of Operations, Neil Jeram-Croft, about MANIFF, which took place earlier this month.

Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Archivist documentarian Adam Curtis returns with ‘An Emotional History of the Modern World’, an attempt to chart how we came to be ruled by machine intelligences and blood-and-soil idiocies.

True Stories

35 years after release, David Byrne’s satirical, patriotic, postmodern musical still feels like a raw and provocative commentary on everyday life.

Malcolm & Marie

It's painful to watch Zendaya and Washington give what may be career-best performances in such an unfocussed and confused film.

Shirley

In many ways new ground for director Josephine Decker, Shirley is also unmistakably hers, exploring unspeakable horror and strained man-woman interactions which conjure spectres.

Red Post on Escher Street

By Japanese director Sion Sono’s standards, this film-about-film is restrained. It’s also egalitarian, moving – and one of the best of 2020.