All articles by Ben Nicholson

Reviews

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

Michelangelo Frammartino travels 700-metres below earth for this captivating recreation of a 1961 cave expedition by a team of Italian speleologists.

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
Where to begin

Where to begin with Bong Joon Ho

By Ben Nicholson

Where to begin with Bong Joon Ho
Reviews

Aquarela review: the shifting shape of water

By Ben Nicholson

Aquarela review: the shifting shape of water
Reviews

Here for Life review: homeless actors on a precarious stage

By Ben Nicholson

Here for Life review: homeless actors on a precarious stage
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
Reviews

Stones Have Laws review: this Maroon documentary listens to the voice of the gods

By Ben Nicholson

Stones Have Laws review: this Maroon documentary listens to the voice of the gods
News

Wild wonder inside and out at Alchemy 2019

By Ben Nicholson

Wild wonder inside and out at Alchemy 2019
Features

“Obviously, we live on screens”: how streams and online chat become films

By Ben Nicholson

“Obviously, we live on screens”: how streams and online chat become films
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

Film of the week: Columbus artfully balances a pair of opposites

By Ben Nicholson

Film of the week: Columbus artfully balances a pair of opposites
Reviews

Sennan Asbestos Disaster review: Hara Kazuo explores a community of dissent

By Ben Nicholson

Sennan Asbestos Disaster review: Hara Kazuo explores a community of dissent
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’
News

Uncertain countries: rethinking the landscape film at Frames of Representation 2018

By Ben Nicholson

Uncertain countries: rethinking the landscape film at Frames of Representation 2018
Features

Preview: Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2018

By Ben Nicholson

Preview: Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2018
Where to begin

Where to begin with Sergei Eisenstein

By Ben Nicholson

Where to begin with Sergei Eisenstein
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