This Brazilian coming-of-age drama, the winner of Berlin’s 2014 Teddy Award for new LGBT cinema, sensitively depicts a blind teenager’s growing affection for a new classmate. Yet it’s so slight you can barely see it yourself, laments Mike McCahill.
As Stephen La Rivière's Filmed in Supermarionation plays in cinemas before reverting to disc, Crash Course presents a no-strings attached guide to the world of Gerry Anderson.
This much-delayed oddity, which packs Shia LaBeouf and random co-stars off to Romania, finally arrives here almost two years after...
Susanne Bier’s tale of the scandal that envelops a 1920s logging baron has finally arrived in cinemas after a long spell in post-production. It’s evidently been chopped, but its raw materials are promising indeed, reports Mike McCahill.
This widely acclaimed Aussie chiller recounts the legend of a mysterious pop-up book, and its effects on a stressed single mother and her young son. You’ll probably never set foot in a library again, warns an impressed Mike McCahill.
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Inspired characters, a perfect location and an A-list ensemble cast and crew on a mission to entertain ensure a seamless transition to the screen for Jonathan Tropper’s hilarious and touching novel, writes Mark Reynolds.
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.
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.
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’...