The best cutting edge Black & White films since the 70s

Since Woody Allen’s seminal film Manhattan (1979) which was specifically shot in Black & White to give New York city a “great look” and Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) starring Robert De Niro, key filmmakers have chosen to shoot in Black and White for a number of reasons - to focus on the narrative, stylistically or perhaps set itself apart from the competition. Celebrating the World Premiere of cult film in the making – I PLAY WITH THE PHRASE EACH OTHER at Raindance Film Festival this year on 2 October, we look at the best cutting edge indie films which took Black and White to the next level…

Frances Ha Review

Noah Baumbach’s monochromatic decision here speak volumes about how he’s approaching this particular story.

East End Film Festival Report

Running from the 25th of June through 10th July, the East End Film Festival, now in its fourteenth year, will this year be expanding considerably. Offering a programme of 80+ features and over 100 shorts, the multi-platform festival, traditionally posited as a small scale, independently minded little sibling to the London Film Festival, will offer two weeks of British and International film, music and industry sessions in venues across East London.