With The Lovers! released next week as part of The British Film collection, Julian visits the much maligned field of 1970s sitcom spin-offs and finds a trio of gems amongst the trips to the Costa del Sol.
MovieMail Blog - Classic Movies
What did William Hartnell do before Doctor Who? Like many British actors, he appeared in low-budget crime films. James surveys the varied appearances of a few well-known faces before they became familiar.
Bob Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces follow-up, starring Jack Nicholson as a late-night DJ reunited with his wilder older brother in At...
Shining his light into the shadows, James delves into The Night of the Hunter's rich atmosphere and uncovers how the film creates its haunting and poetic feeling.
WIN! Tickets to new BFI retrospective of Lars von Trier, plus a new book about the controversial director
Laurence Boyce on 11th May
As a season of Lars von Trier films begins this Monday at the BFI Southbank, MovieMail gives readers the chance to win tickets and a book about the Danish director
Laurence Boyce on 10th May
Studiocanal aim to resurrect and restore classic for its 40th Anniversary
Dismissed by critics on its release, The Night of the Hunter is now rightly regarded as a classic. But what type of film is it exactly? Once upon a time...
Tales from cinema's past this week include the real life basis of Alexander Payne's Election, MGM's removal of Judy Garland from Annie Get Your Gun and Chaplin's final film - A Countess from Hong Kong, starring Sophia Loren and Marlon Brando.
Last week we held a poll to decide what the next Film Club should be on and The Night of the Hunter walked over the competition. So, James sets the stage for this bona fide classic.
Tales from cinema's rich past this week include the varied career of Sergio Leone, Radio City Music Hall's refusal to show Citizen Kane and newsreels of Nazi death camps plus a call for Hollywood to ditch its expensive star-centric contract model.