AN INTERVIEW WITH DOVES’ JEZ WILLIAMS

If you didn’t know already, Manchester heroes Doves are back with new music. Their fifth album The Universal Want was released on Friday to richly deserved high praise and fanfare after a 9-year hiatus – and we for one couldn’t be happier! To celebrate another important milestone in musical history Continue reading AN INTERVIEW WITH DOVES’ JEZ WILLIAMS

BACK HOME SOON

WELCOMING AUDIENCES AND ARTISTS BACK HOME SOON Manchester’s HOME have announced that they are targeting 4th September to reopen their cinemas, bars and restaurant to the public. Engagement and Talent Development work will also return to the building from September, with the HOME gallery and theatre programme following shortly after. Continue reading BACK HOME SOON

FILM REVIEWS: MILITARY WIVES, SONIC, GREED

The Journalix reviews the latest and greatest films to come to the cinema! This week’s releases including Greed starring Steve Coogan, the tale of the Military Wives starring Sharon Horgan and Kristen Scott Thomas and the much-anticipated Sonic with Jim Carrey playing his arch nemesis. GREED Greed tells the story Continue reading FILM REVIEWS: MILITARY WIVES, SONIC, GREED

SHAUN THE SHEEP: FARMAGEDDON – THE INTERVIEW

Shaun the Sheep’s second feature-length movie, A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON takes the world’s favourite woolly hero and plunges him into an hilarious intergalactic adventure he will need to use all of his cheekiness and heart to work his way out of. When a visitor from beyond the stars Continue reading SHAUN THE SHEEP: FARMAGEDDON – THE INTERVIEW

ADAPTATION – THE IMPOSSIBLE FILMS

HOME MANCHESTER PRESENTS ADAPTATION, A SEASON OF FILMS REGARDED AS IMPOSSIBLE TO TRANSFER TO THE SCREEN. SHOWING FROM SUNDAY 2 TO SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2020. ADAPTATION – THE IMPOSSIBLE FILMS For its new film season, HOME, Manchester’s centre for contemporary film, theatre, and art, is presenting Adaptation, a season of Continue reading ADAPTATION – THE IMPOSSIBLE FILMS

MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS

6 Music will be giving a lot of love to Manchester International Festival (MIF) this year – broadcasting BBC Radio 6 Music shows on 5 and 12 July live from Albert Square at the heart of the festival. Our Joni caught up with DJ Mary Anne Hobbs… MEDIA CITY AT Continue reading MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS

BOOKSMART: REVIEW

Time for a movie review and what better than when Una caught the film Booksmart this week at HOME Cinema Manchester… BOOKSMART REVIEW I made a conscious effort to see this after receiving recommendations from several sources, plus I’ve always enjoyed a decent coming of age film. I have to admit I Continue reading BOOKSMART: REVIEW

BEING FRANK SIDEBOTTOM

Chris Sievey. You may not have heard of this incredibly artistic, talented individual. But he, was Frank Sidebottom. And we think you need to know all about him. Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story gives us everything. Cataloguing his life and works in incredible detail this film is a delight. Continue reading BEING FRANK SIDEBOTTOM

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEKENDER AT HOME MANCHESTER

HOME Manchester will host a weekend of special events for all ages from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 March to mark International Women’s Day 2019 and as part of HOME’s year-long Celebrating Women in Global Cinema programme running throughout 2019. FRIDAY On Friday 8 March, two new cinema releases with Continue reading INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEKENDER AT HOME MANCHESTER

THE (OSCAR) FAVOURITE(?)

Not usually one for period dramas but on a cold January morning I decided to take a visit to Manchester’s Home cinema to see what all the fuss was about with the Oscar favourite The Favourite. With nominations across the awards season and British actress Olivia Colman already bagging a Golden Continue reading THE (OSCAR) FAVOURITE(?)