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Viewfinder Reviews

  • Shadows of Progress

    Dr James Mansell reviews a DVD history of postwar Britiish documentary.

  • La signora di tutti

    Danielle Hipkins reviews a lost classic by director Max Ophuls.

  • The Lost World of Friese-Greene

    We look back at one of the pioneers of British cinema.

  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    Dr Simon Goodwin enthuses about this new 13-part series now available in High Def.

  • Alain Robbe-Grillet: Six Films 1963-1974

    We examine a DVD collection from avant-garde master, Alain Robbe-Grillet.

  • Red Shift

    The 1978 TV play by Alan Garner arrives on DVD

  • The Armstrong Lie

    We review Alex Gibney’s film on the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong.

  • The Big Melt

    We review Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker’s documentary about Sheffield, an ‘evocative example of contemporary poetic realism’

  • Rome, Open City

    We review a classic of Italian neo-realist cinema.

  • The Caesars

    Dr Marco Angelini looks at The Caesars (1968) and other examples of depictions of Roman History on screen.