With Jean-Jacques Beineix's cult classic Betty Blue newly released on DVD and Blu-ray, we turn the spotlight on the French film movement Cinéma du Look.
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Jonathan Melville on 25th November
January to March 2014 Blu-ray and DVD releases also include Francesco Rosi's Le mani sulla citta (Hands over the City), Sam Fuller's White Dog, 1970s classic, Serpico and Ted Kotcheff's disturbing Wake in Fright.
Victor Fleming’s 1939 romance returns to cinemas this weekend in a new 4K digital restoration to mark the centenary of its star Vivien Leigh. Mike McCahill argues it’s the realism underpinning the melodrama that keeps audiences heading back to Tara.
If you thought the Wild West was full of shoot-outs and wagon trains, think again. As Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate comes to DVD and Blu-ray, David Parkinson offers a crash course in revisionist Westerns for cowboys and cowgirls everywhere.
Julian Upton reaches the letter D in his ongoing look at the forgotten history of British cinema. He presents five films you may not have heard of, but could soon be somewhere near the top of your must-see list...
With both Lee Daniels's The Butler and Victor Fleming's Gone With the Wind (1939) coming to a cinema near you, this week's Film Quote Corner finds David Parkinson going downstairs in search of servants.
Once America's best-loved director, Frank Capra's filmmaking came to an abrupt halt in the 1950s, only to restart with 1958's A Hole in the Head. David Parkinson looks at Capra's highs and lows during this period.
He'd go on to become one of the world's biggest superstars, but in 1958 Steve McQueen was still a jobbing actor happy to make an appearance in a low-budget sci-fi movie. David Parkinson witnesses the terror of The Blob...
Following a mixed career acting in the movies, Ronald Reagan took a remarkable turn into politics which culminated in him becoming President of the United States. David Parkinson looks at his time in Hollywood.
Paul Newman may be inextricably linked to the lead role in 1967's Cool Hand Luke, but he wasn't always the production team's top choice, writes David Parkinson.
Julian Upton dusts himself off from his latest trawl through the basement of British cinema and extols the virtues of forgotten delights which deserve to be reconsidered. This time, he focuses on the letter C.
Adored by millions around the globe, Max Linder was a star of the silents who was forgotten when the talkies took their place. David Parkinson looks back at the death of a man who had seemingly died many times before.
It's hard to believe that a Shirley Temple film review could lead to the closure of an American journal and send Graham Greene into exile, but as David Parkinson explains, truth can be stranger than fiction.
Winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Gone With the Wind was the high-point of an impressive career for American actress, Hattie McDaniel, writes David Parkinson.
Heading up the BFI’s Gothic retrospective, F.W. Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu stalks back into cinemas in a newly restored print. Mike McCahill salutes a silent pioneer that established some of the rules of the horror game.