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Viewfinder Reviews

  • La signora di tutti

    La signora di tutti [Everybody’s Lady] 2010. UK. DVD. 86 minutes. Eureka Entertainment.£19.99 About the reviewer: Danielle Hipkins is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Exeter. She has published on postwar Italian women’s writing, cinema and gender, and is currently working on Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Postwar Italian Cinema, 1942-1965 […]

  • 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.

  • Battle of the Somme

    Dr Nicholas Hiley reviews a now hard-to-find DVD presentation of a classic First World War documentary.