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Zabriskie Point: a classic of the counterculture returns to cinemas

Zabriskie Point: a classic of the counterculture returns to cinemas

Mike McCahill on 23rd October / comments

Michelangelo Antonioni’s tale of two lovers on the run in a heavily commercialised America met with sniffy reviews upon its first release. Yet its sympathetic portrayal of rebellious youth remains hugely relevant, argues Mike McCahill.

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Fury: one war movie that deserves to tank

Fury: one war movie that deserves to tank

Mike McCahill on 22nd October / comments

This would-be awards season heavyweight plots the movements of an American tank crossing northern Europe in the dog days of World War Two. It's a lumbering vehicle, calibrated only for shock and awe, laments Mike McCahill.

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The Fantastic Worlds of Kevin Connor

The Fantastic Worlds of Kevin Connor

James Oliver on 21st October / comments

For our latest excursion into the dustier recesses of British cinema, James Oliver looks at the work of director Kevin Connor. The name might not be familiar but those with a taste for excitement, rubbery dinosaurs and Doug McClure will be in hog-hea

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1980 - 1990: Window of vulnerability  From The Day of the Triffids to Star Cops

1980 - 1990: Window of vulnerability From The Day of the Triffids to Star Cops

Frank Collins on 14th October / comments

Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI’s major celebration of the genre.

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The Films of Lauren Bacall

The Films of Lauren Bacall

13th October

Following her sad passing on August 12th, there was a chorus of affectionate tributes to Lauren Bacall, one of the last icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Her marriage to Humphrey Bogart and the four films they made together sometimes overshadow her...

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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

David Parkinson on 13th October / comments

With Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief (1955) still doing the theatrical rounds and Olivier Dahan's much-maligned Grace of Monaco arriving on disc, Crash Course felt it fitting to pay fealty at the court of Grace Kelly.

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Wartime Romance Film Sale

Wartime Romance Film Sale

10th October

Romance is one thing, thwarted romance quite another. It might hard work for the protaganists but it is mightily engaging for the viewer. And when you set love against war, you have the themes that make great cinema. Inspired by the release of Borzage’...

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Middle Eastern Film Sale

Middle Eastern Film Sale

10th October

Explore excellent new Middle Eastern cinema with the recent release of Omar and When I Saw You. All the films here help illuminate the lives of people living in a region awash with beauty, hardship and complexities.

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'71: Film of the Week

'71: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 10th October / comments

This acclaimed British thriller centres on a wounded British soldier (Starred Up’s Jack O’Connell), left behind on the streets of a divided Belfast following a violent riot. The horrors of the period are chillingly captured, writes Mike McCahill.

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Effie Gray: a tattered Victorian tragedy

Effie Gray: a tattered Victorian tragedy

Mike McCahill on 9th October / comments

After several years in legal limbo, Emma Thompson’s account of the unhappy marriage between John Ruskin and his teen bride finally emerges in UK cinemas. It’s not quite been worth the wait, laments Mike McCahill.

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Ida – Pawel Pawlikowski tracks a nun’s journey of self-discovery from £11.99 on DVD and Blu-ray

Ida – Pawel Pawlikowski tracks a nun’s journey of self-discovery from £11.99 on DVD and Blu-ray

Mike McCahill on 9th October

Pawel Pawlikowski’s return to his native Poland to explore a nun’s pilgrimage to find herself, also finds the director rediscovering his own talent writes Mike McCahill.

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Studio Canal Ealing Extravaganza

Studio Canal Ealing Extravaganza

9th October

Collect the movies of our best-loved film studio, Ealing Studios. They produced some of the most iconic British films of all time, but they also created many less familiar works that deserve your appreciation. Here we’ve assembled the well-known classi...

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The Fantastic Worlds of Kevin Connor

James Oliver on 21st October / comments

For our latest excursion into the dustier recesses of British cinema, James Oliver looks at the work of director Kevin Connor. The name might not be familiar but those with a taste for excitement, rubbery di...

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1980 - 1990: Window of vulnerability From The Day of the Triffids to Star Cops

Frank Collins on 14th October / comments

Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI’s major celebration of the genre.

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Grace Kelly

David Parkinson on 13th October / comments

With Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief (1955) still doing the theatrical rounds and Olivier Dahan's much-maligned Grace of Monaco arriving on disc, Crash Course felt it fitting to pay fealty at the court o...

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Hollywood Dance Movies

David Parkinson on 7th October / comments

As Strictly gets into its stride and Mark Sandrich's Holiday Inn (1942) and Busby Berkeley's The Gang's All Here (1944) arrive on DVD, Crash Course dusts off its dancing pumps.

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An A-Z of Forgotten British Cinema: L

Julian Upton on 1st October / comments

A look behind the scenes with The Beatles, Ian Hendry's first leading role as a cheeky door-to-door salesman and vampires from outer space as Julian Upton mines the letter L for Britain's oft overlooked movi...

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The Czech Film Miracle

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Why was it a miracle and not just a new wave? As A Jester's Tale and Birds, Orphans and Fools finally find an appreciative UK audience on disc, it's time for a Crash Course.

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