All articles by Ben Nicholson

Reviews

The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a harrowing Australian western told through a feminist, indigenous lens

Lean Purcell writes, directs and stars in this adaptation of her own stage play, an electrifying re-telling of a classic Australian tale.

By Ben Nicholson

The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a harrowing Australian western told through a feminist, indigenous lens
Reviews

Please Baby Please serves up a gender-bending musical adventure

By Ben Nicholson

Please Baby Please serves up a gender-bending musical adventure
Reviews

Malintzin 17 captures the rhythms of Mexico City from the director’s balcony

By Ben Nicholson

Malintzin 17 captures the rhythms of Mexico City from the director’s balcony
Reviews

Licorice Pizza: a meandering trip beneath the California sun

By Ben Nicholson

Licorice Pizza: a meandering trip beneath the California sun
The best of 2021

2021: the year in documentary

By Ben Nicholson

2021: the year in documentary
Features

The best of Experimenta at BFI London Film Festival 2021

By Ben Nicholson

The best of Experimenta at BFI London Film Festival 2021
Reviews

Il Buco takes viewers on a meditative dive through the caves of Calabria

By Ben Nicholson

Il Buco takes viewers on a meditative dive through the caves of Calabria
10 great

10 great films about drinking

By Ben Nicholson

10 great films about drinking
Reviews

The Filmmaker’s House finds Marc Isaacs working from home

By Ben Nicholson

The Filmmaker’s House finds Marc Isaacs working from home
Reviews

Gunda gets down and dirty with a sow

By Ben Nicholson

Gunda gets down and dirty with a sow
Interviews

Matthew Barney on his new film Redoubt, and why exhibition is the best way to see it

By Ben Nicholson

Matthew Barney on his new film Redoubt, and why exhibition is the best way to see it
Festivals

Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 2021 round-up: loops and cycles in a world of stasis

By Ben Nicholson

Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 2021 round-up: loops and cycles in a world of stasis
Reviews

The Whalebone Box review: Andrew Kötting journeys into his daughter’s dreams

By Ben Nicholson

The Whalebone Box review: Andrew Kötting journeys into his daughter’s dreams
Reviews

Monsoon review: Hong Khaou’s Saigon drama charts undercurrents of migration and mourning

By Ben Nicholson

Monsoon review: Hong Khaou’s Saigon drama charts undercurrents of migration and mourning
News

Wild wonder inside and out at Alchemy 2019

By Ben Nicholson

Wild wonder inside and out at Alchemy 2019
Features

Iranian cinema now: ancient mythologies in a modern medium

By Ben Nicholson

Iranian cinema now: ancient mythologies in a modern medium
Reviews

Ray & Liz review: Richard Billingham digs deep into high-rise penury

By Ben Nicholson

Ray & Liz review: Richard Billingham digs deep into high-rise penury
Reviews

Coincoin and the Extra Humans first look: Bruno Dumont raises a stink in a small town

By Ben Nicholson

Coincoin and the Extra Humans first look: Bruno Dumont raises a stink in a small town
Features

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Doc/Visions 2018: changing tides in documentary cinema

By Ben Nicholson

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Doc/Visions 2018: changing tides in documentary cinema
Interviews

Salomé Lamas on her threshold foray Extinction: “I can’t tell apart my life from filmmaking”

By Ben Nicholson

Salomé Lamas on her threshold foray Extinction: “I can’t tell apart my life from filmmaking”
News

Podcast: Six highlights of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

By Kelli Weston, Sophie Brown and others

Podcast: Six highlights of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
News

Film highlights of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

By Kelli Weston, Ben Nicholson and others

Film highlights of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Interviews

Blake Williams on PROTOTYPE: “Artists are only beginning to discover the full capacity of 3D”

By Ben Nicholson

Blake Williams on PROTOTYPE: “Artists are only beginning to discover the full capacity of 3D”
Reviews

Film of the week: Lek and the Dogs is a psychogeographic tour of apocalypse

By Ben Nicholson

Film of the week: Lek and the Dogs is a psychogeographic tour of apocalypse
Interviews

Lek and the Dogs director Andrew Kötting: ‘I’ve become less interested in telling conventional stories’

By Ben Nicholson

Lek and the Dogs director Andrew Kötting: ‘I’ve become less interested in telling conventional stories’
Features

In search of the locations for the Dirk Bogarde thriller Victim

By Ben Nicholson

In search of the locations for the Dirk Bogarde thriller Victim
News

Visions on: creative documentary at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

By Ben Nicholson

Visions on: creative documentary at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017
Reviews

Film of the week: By the Time It Gets Dark refracts memories of a massacre

By Ben Nicholson

Film of the week: By the Time It Gets Dark refracts memories of a massacre
News

Factory records: workers of the world, across 11 new documentaries

By Ben Nicholson

Factory records: workers of the world, across 11 new documentaries
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