Features

We look at a number of film-related topics in greater detail, featuring interviews with directors and also articles that examine the world of film-making in the Midlands

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At the Centre of things

At the Centre of things

By: Luke Jerromes

Hyper local Midlands station Big Centre TV is trying to find its feet on Freeview. Luke Jerromes visited the station's HQ. ‘I bet this would make a brilliant start to your article,’ my...

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Love & Desiree

Love & Desiree

By: Matthew Tilt

With her debut feature Appropriate Behaviour, writer-director-star Desiree Akhavan has made some serious waves. She talks sex, comedy and manic pixie girls with Matthew Tilt. There’s v...

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The dark side of Steve Carell

The dark side of Steve Carell

By: David Baldwin

Bennett Miller’s new film Foxcatcher features a startling turn from Steve Carell as millionaire John du Pont, arrested in 1996 for the murder of athlete Dave Schultz. David Baldwin talked to ...

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Endless love

Endless love

By: David Baldwin

When Edwyn Collins suffered a cerebal haemmorhage in 2005, his whole world splintered. James Hall and Ed Lovelace's The Possibilities Are Endless takes us inside his fractured new world. ...

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Raising hell with epic documentary Leviathan

Raising hell with epic documentary Leviathan

By: David Baldwin

How on earth are a group of Midlands-based filmmakers delivering the final word on the Hellraiser films? David Baldwin peels back the flesh of epic, all access documentary Leviathan   ‘...

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The demon in Disney

The demon in Disney

By: David Baldwin

Director Randy Moore filmed most of his debut feature Escape From Tomorrow at Disney World in Florida. Without Disney's permission. We found out how this amazing cinematic heist came together...

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Playing a blinder

Playing a blinder

By: David Baldwin

With Locke and Peaky Blinders, writer-director Steven Knight is doing more to put Birmingham on the map than anybody else in the film and TV industry. We talked Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham...

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Being Manc's Frank

Being Manc's Frank

By: David Baldwin

Recently introduced to wider audiences through Lenny Abrahamson's cult drama Frank, the legend that is Frank Sidebottom (aka Chris Sievey) is set to be revealed in greater detail in Steve ...

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