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Whilst Japanese cinema is widely known for the work of Akira Kurosawa, and to a lesser extent Yasujirō Ozu, latterly it’s become renowned for horror and extreme cinema. There’s always been a strong seem of independent film making in Japan, often under the Western radar, with only a few indie films making it over here …

I’m not sure whether it’s the cold or the enthusiastic participation in the consumption of hard liquor, but the Northern and Eastern Europeans have a very odd sense of humour. I remember watching a popular Russian family comedy franchise about a bunch of drunks who kept getting drunk and into bother, and wondering: “What on …

As the opening credits roll over a rural Australian backwater, don’t let the jaunty music lure you into a false sense of security. There’s an uncomfortable ride in store for you. Beautifully restored for the Masters of Cinema series, based on a best-selling novel by Kenneth Cook , Wake in Fright is a brutal drama …

I’m struck by the thought, after the first five minutes of The Borderlands, that I may be about to watch another sub-par found footage film. It’s a genre which periodically unearths the odd diamond in the rough, but for the most part is littered with the corpses of enthusiastic failures. Thankfully, I had no need …

Prison dramas are not my cup of tea in all honesty, but there’s been a few impressive exception in the last year years from Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet to the Taviani brother’s Caesar Must Die. Normally I shy away from anything remotely full of macho posturing, but Starred Up promised to be a whole lot …

What started back in 2003 as a series of grass route rock climbing talks morphed into the inaugural Sheffield Adventure Film Festival in 2006. It has continued to grow in the proceeding years into a Mecca for adventurous types; screening over a hundred of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films. Taking place at …

Fortnightly feminist film nights return to Harrisons 1854 in Sheffield courtesy of LaDIYfest. To celebrate LGBT History Month they asked people to nominate their favourite LGBT-themed films. As a result, they will be screening Transamerica on Thursday. Nominated for two Oscars, Transamerica follows a trans woman who takes an unexpected journey when she learns that …

Ahead of the Oscars tomorrow night, Sensoria are screening the favourite to win the Best Documentary Feature, 20 Feet From Stardom. Morgan Neville’s feature focuses on the unsung heroes or backing singers that, from the shadows, have helped shape rock and pop music for decade.  The film features a great soundtrack plus interviews with members …