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The Cube Microplex – Photo Journal

The Cube Microplex – Photo Journal

In the UK, Bristol’s Stokes Croft neighbourhood is characterised by the warm spirit of its dwellers, its accessible-to-all cultural centres, and its endless assortment of alternative, sustainable businesses. Tucked away in its bosom – The Cube Microplex....

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Kriterion - Photo Journal

Kriterion - Photo Journal

      Founded in 1945, the Kriterion cinema is known for being run entirely by students – allowing them to fund their studies while curating and exhibiting a wealth of arthouse films. The student collective manages all operations...

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At the movies with Mr.Frank

At the movies with Mr.Frank

In a world where Netflix reigns supreme, Amsterdam has somehow managed to retain a thriving independent cinema scene. Due largely in part to the excellent Cineville membership scheme (seriously, it’s great), Amsterdammers have never had a greater range of...

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Mr.Frank Approves – Rififi

Mr.Frank Approves – Rififi

The best films need no introduction. Sometimes, a film grabs you with such visceral power that it become burned into your consciousness instantly; images becoming thoughts, memories – feelings. Rififi is one such film. A grim and grimy crime thriller from...

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Best of the Imagine Film Festival

Best of the Imagine Film Festival

This April, Amsterdam’s Eye film museum opened its screens to the Imagine Film Festival, and Mr.Frank checked out the best the event had to offer. Born out of the Alhambra Theatre’s ‘Weekend of Terror’ in 1991, Imagine has since brought together the best of...

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Mr.Frank Approves – Midnight Run

Mr.Frank Approves – Midnight Run

1988 marks a decisive turning point in Robert De Niro’s career. After Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter and Raging Bull, the 45 year old held legitimate claim to being one of the greatest actors of his generation, if not all...

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The Sanctity of Cinema

The Sanctity of Cinema

Going to the cinema is supposed to be an escape. A leisure activity far removed from the tedium of everyday life, it is a well-worn transaction – the customer pays an agreed sum to sit in a dark room and utterly forget about everything for a few precious...

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Empty Streets and Green(er) Futures

Empty Streets and Green(er) Futures

There is something intrinsically cinematic about the deserted city. The once-bustling metropolis reduced to an empty, eery silence is an undeniably powerful image, instantly transforming a familiar locale into an alien landscape. Perhaps it serves as a timely...

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