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Viewfinder Reviews

  • 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.

  • Sylvia

    Dr Claire Brock and Dr Ben Dew review a production Delibes’ ballet starring Darcey Bussell.

  • Oh! What A Lovely War

    Michael Paris reviews Richard Attenborough’s film of the celebrated anti-war stage musica.

  • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

    John Riley reviews a production of Shostakovich’s take on the Shakespeare play.

  • The War Lord

    Dr Sheldon Hall takes a look at a lesser-known historical drama.

  • If….

    We review the home video release of a counter-culture classic, now also available in High Definition.