British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder Reviews

  • The Innocents

    Dr Suzanne Speidel considers this classic Henry James adaptation

  • Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

    John Riley reviews a profile of Ayn Rand.

  • Schalcken the Painter

    Dr Stacey Abbott reviews a painterly gothic horror.

  • Six Centuries of Verse

    Dr James McGrath casts a critical eye to a celebration of English-language poetry.

  • The Riddles of the Sphinx

    Dr Patti Gaal-Holmes explores the groundbreaking film by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen.

  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    We review the Blu-ray of the 1960 adaptation of the Poe classic.

  • War Requiem

    Dr Toby Haggith discusses Jarman’s film of Benjamin Britten’s oratorio.

  • Heaven’s Gate

    Dr Miles Booy reasses the impact of a much maligned and misuderstood film on the release of a ‘definitive’ new edition.

  • The Body

    Doctor Andrew Macaulay reviews the groundbreaking documentary from 1970.

  • Tess

    Thomas Hardy scholar Dr Jane Thomas reviews Roman Polanski’s film, Tess