Michael Inside

Michael Inside

Mansel Stimpson writes about an Irish film that confronts truths about the bad influence that prison can have. The tone established by writer/director Frank Berry is enormously important here. Michael Inside is, as the very title suggests, a film about being in prison...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind – in concert

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – in concert

By Anna Smith I’ve become a bit of a regular at the Royal Albert Hall’s ‘in concert’ series: it’s a certainly an impressive place to watch classic movies with a live orchestral soundtrack. Back to the Future and Amadeus raised the roof, and Raiders of the Lost Ark was...
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

A delayed follow-up to Winter’s Bone gives Debra Granik a second triumphant drama By Mansel Stimpson It was Debra Granik’s second feature, Winter’s Bone of 2010, that brought stardom to Jennifer Lawrence, but that film also won enormous acclaim in...