“Cover Girl” Still In Step Despite Outdated Routine

Although MGM pioneered the Hollywood musical, it was a rival studio which effectively pushed the genre to its next level...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017

“The Big Heat” Shows Society On The Boil

It took an Austrian expatriate to unequivocally prove how gritty one could be without having to completely rely on the principles of film noir...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017

“Sid And Nancy” Inaccurate, But Not Insincere

During the second half of the 1980s a promising English filmmaker in the enfant terrible mould dramatised one of punk music’s most notoriously ill-fated love stories...
Posted On 25 May 2017

Top 12 Films Of Cinematographer Robert Richardson

Since the mid-1980s Robert Richardson (born 1955) has established himself as one of the world’s leading cinematographers...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017

“Jinnah” Proves Less Can Be More

Mark Fraser revisits a biopic in which the predominantly stoic protagonist is humble enough to acknowledge his shortcomings...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017

“Salo” Offers Little Hope – But No Mercy

One truly intriguing aspect of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1975 swansong is the fact the movie ends on a slightly optimistic note...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017

“10 Rillington Place”: An Address To Revisit

A film where both the crime and its punishment are approached with the same degree of restrained respect...
Posted On 05 Mar 2017

Top 10 Foreign Language Films Snubbed By The Oscars

Mark Fraser looks at 10 instances when the Oscars shunned some mighty talent...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017