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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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
Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI’s major celebration of the genre.
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...
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.
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’...
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.
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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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.
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...
Explore the dramatic depth that cinema has to offer with our Arthouse Epics Film Sale - prices from £5.99. Inspired by the five-star filmmaking of Norte, the End of History, this offer proves that television doesn’t have a monopoly on quality long-form...