SKYFALL delivered a Bond for the 21st century, post-Bourne era. But does it represent an unwillingness to let the franchise evolve? What do we even want from James Bond? Jim Ross ponders.
Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest neorealists, Vittorio De Sica. Rosy Hunt reviews his comedy anthology in which Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni play three odd couples.
Joe De-Vine challenges the critics and scholars who have found fault with David Lynch’s portrayal of disability, and over-reliance on subjective accounts, in THE ELEPHANT MAN.
Professor Vanessa Toulmin introduced THE ELEPHANT MAN at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse recently, as part of the Darwin Correspondence Project’s ‘Darwin and Human Nature’ series.
As SIGHTSEERS hits our screens Patrick Fowler speaks to director Ben Wheatley and writer/actor Steve Oram about holidays in caravans and spoilers in trailers.
African film, and its filmmakers and producers, is inevitably much like the countries that fill the large continent: a vast array of personalities, humour, issues, injustices, histories that ultimately represent a variety of storytelling methods. It is one of the few film industries – along with perhaps, to a lesser extent, Asian cinema – where a number … Continue reading Notes on African Cinema
Sarah McIntosh looks at the “filmic equivalent of antipasti”, the “eclectic range of tastes, senses and sensibilities” offered by Aid & Abet as part of DARK HOURS/FIXED SPACE programme of one-minute shorts.
If you take Western European views on homosexuality for granted, you should watch CALL ME KUCHU. David Perilli interviews creators Katy and Malika, and activist Naome Ruzindana.
Mihai Kolcsar has a Hallowe’en flashback to the fearsome forests of Transylvania, triggered by the underrated classic DEAD END, starring Ray Wise and Lin Shaye.
Piers Houlin met the horror legend Robert Englund, who waxed lyrical on British period drama and James Corden’s contribution to Broadway humour.