Dan Hunter on 17th September
Following behind-the-scenes changes at MovieMail last week, there have been concerns about how our service will change. Here we'll run through the main areas of interest.
Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI’s major celebration of the genre. This time, he follows the series and plays created during a troubled time for Britain, the late 1970s.
The 1960s were supposed the era of peace and love. James Oliver takes to the parade ground to find out how British films made during this era treated army life and gets the impression that the Ministry of Defence would not approve of the results...
This profile of Nick Cave forsakes standard rock-doc biography for an impressionistic guided tour of the singer’s dramatic universe. It's a work of rare cinematic imagination and may thrill even non-fans, writes Mike McCahill.
This new documentary from the producer of The Act of Killing details the efforts to finish a 1945 film intended to reveal the full horror of the German concentration camps. You have to see it, if you can bear to see it, argues Mike McCahill.
Al Pacino resumes his secondary career as a literary scholar this weekend in a double-bill centred around Oscar Wilde’s take on the Biblical legend. It’s some of the most committed work the actor has done in years, writes Mike McCahill.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final completed performance before his death was as a German intelligence expert in this tense adaptation of John Le Carré’s post-9/11 thriller. Right to the end, the guy was unmatchable, writes Mike McCahill.
Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof angered the Iranian authorities with his latest, a multi-stranded drama illustrating the oppressive conditions writers operate under in his homeland. You can see why the State might be concerned, reports Mike McCahill.
This darkly comic Norwegian thriller finds Stellan Skarsgard’s vengeful snow plough driver going after the drug traffickers who’ve murdered his son. Lars von Trier and Homer Simpson would be proud, writes Mike McCahill.
French animator Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist) moves into live-action with a quirky tale about a mute pianist trying to uncover the secret of his parents’ bizarre death. The melancholy ghosts of Tati and Keaton haunt it, writes Mike McCahill.