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Viewfinder Reviews

  • Falstaff / Chimes at Midnight

    Emma Smith reviews the 50th Anniversary edition of Orson Welles’ 3rd and favourite Shakespeare film.

  • Night Will Fall

    Professor Robert S.C. Gordon examines an important new documentary on the Holocaust.

  • The Andromeda Strain

    Dr Miles Booy reviews the 2008 sci-fi mini series upon its release to DVD.

  • Misinformation

    Professor Martin Iddon discusses a collection of COI documentaries tracked by Mordant Music.

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Dr Stacey Abbott looks again at an unsung classic on 1930s cinema now on Blu-ray.

  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    We review the classic 1950s movie satire starring Jayne Mansfield.

  • 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.