British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder Reviews

  • The Wars of the Roses

    Dr Jodi-Anne George reviews the BBC’s landmark Shakespeare adaptation The Wars of the Roses, available on DVD from Illuminations.

  • A Special Day

    Dr Louis Bayman reviews CultFilm’s Blu-ray/DVD release of Ettore Scola’s A Special Day.

  • Ken Russell: The Great Composers/The Great Passions

    Prof John Hill reviews the recent Blu-ray/DVD releases of the BFI’s collections of Ken Russell films.

  • Tower of London

    Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes reviews a new Blu-ray of Roger Corman’s gothic horror history Tower of London.

  • Wizards

    Dr Birgitta Hosea reviews a new DVD release of Ralph Bakshi’s fantasy animation Wizards.

  • The Children of Green Knowe

    Prof Stephen Lacey reviews the BBC’s adaptation of Lucy M. Boston’s popular children’s novel, recently released on DVD.

  • Black Girl/Borom Sarret

    Prof David Murphy reviews the BFI’s dual-edition release of Ousmane Sembene’s Black Girl and Borom Sarret.

  • Make More Noise!

    Kristyn Gorton reviews the BFI National Archive’s compilation of suffragettes in early silent film.

  • Intolerance

    Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones reviews the DVD release of D. W. Griffith’s early film masterpiece.

  • Spring in a Small Town

    Dr. Sabrina Qiong Yu reviews the Hong Kong Film Critics Society’s “greatest Chinese film of all time”.