The excellent Scala Beyond season continued on Friday with Cinema as a Subversive Art, an all-night tribute to the recently deceased Amos Vogel, founder of the legendary film society Cinema16 and author of Film as Subversive Art. The event, co-hosted by LUX and Little Joe, curated a selection of films mentioned in Vogel’s book and split […]

I didn’t have high hopes when I went down to Frontline Club to see Brian Knappenberger’s We Are Legion, a documentary that promises to take the audience ‘inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous’. Films about politicised computer hackers are usually: a) Boring, ridiculous propaganda in which hackers are presented as terrorists tearing down society. b) Boring, […]

“At moments like this the County sits in the palm of my hand, or it hangs suspended in the cortex. At other times it is a wild vicious thing: squashed insects on summer bitumen; dead souls trapped in pre-stressed concrete; sadness floating across wind-hacked sportsfields on lonely winter rambles. The county is both an intimate […]

The cult cinema obsessives from Scala Forever are back with Scala Beyond, a six week long season of one-off cinema events bringing together some of the UK’s coolest festivals, cinemas and pop-up events. The season launched last night with an 8 hour film jam at Roxy Bar and Screen. Contributing film clubs operated a kind […]

“Well, at least if the films are bad we can look at the view” mutters a middle-aged Maltese woman as she takes her seat at the 8th Kinemastik International Short Film Festival. The seating area is positioned on the edge of a high cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. As the sun sets over the harbour, […]

The nice thing about London is that at any moment you could be within 10 feet of anything at all. Standing outside the mighty 12th Century exterior of St Bartholomew the Great church in Smithfield on a balmy Wednesday evening, all seems peaceful. You’d be given no cause to imagine that behind those stone walls a […]