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Viewfinder Reviews

  • 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.

  • The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

    Dr Barry Monahan reviews a sudy of Sean O’Faolain’s classic story that includes a DVD of Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s film adaptation.

  • Macbeth

    Ann Aungle reviews the video presentation of Liliana Cavani’s 2006 staging Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s Scottish play.

  • Frank Borzage volumes 1 & 2

    Dr Stacey Abbott reviews two DVD sets devoted to the artistry of director Frank Borzage.