Dr Greg Neate: Film review – ‘The Man Whose Mind Exploded’

The Man Whose Mind Exploded Documentary film by Toby Amies Succulent Pictures This affectionate, unflinching gonzo documentary sees arts and travel presenter Toby Amies go further than his original Radio 4 programme from 2008 with the same title. (https://soundcloud.com/toby-amies/the-man-whose-mind-exploded). In doing so and by bringing to screen this portrait of an eccentric, extraordinary man who […]

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Sleeping with the Enemy: Arab Doctors Struggling with Personal and Professional Dilemmas

A review of “The Attack” and “The Last Man” showing at the “Discover Arab cinema”- British Film Institute- London 2014 “The Attack”, National Film Theatre (‘NFT’) London 23rd and 25th February 2014 “The Last Man”, NFT London 3rd and 8th March   London is expanding its cinematic and cultural horizons and the British Film Institute (BFI) […]

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James Poskett: Material and visual culture of conferences

Conferences can be somewhat dry affairs. Papers delivered as long droning monologues are liable to send even the most hardened academics into a dreary stupor. The more enticing discussions can also take their toll as the days wear on, debate often returning to ancient disputes. So what better way to break up the day and […]

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Khalid Ali: Film Review: Asmaa: Directed by Amr Salama: Star rating ****

With annual World AIDS Day taking place 1 December, this new Egyptian film, which was shown at the recent London Film Festival, is very topical. The subject of HIV in European and American cinema has of course been explored in many films (such as “Savage nights” (1992), “Philadelphia” (1993), “The Hours” (2002), and “Angels in […]

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MASK:MIRROR:MEMBRANE-A Deborah Padfield Exhibition, London 6-16th July 2011

Here’s one for your diary, an exhibition of images by Deborah Padfield, in collaboration with patients & clinicians at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, entitled Can you see Pain? Anyone who knows Deborah’s work from her previous exhibition and book entitled Perceptions of Pain won’t want to miss this. http://www.dewilewispublishing.com/PHOTOGRAPHY/Perceptions.html […]

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