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Viewfinder Reviews

  • 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.

  • Science is Fiction / The Sounds of Science: The Films of Jean PainlevĂ©

    Oliver Gaycken reviews a celebration of the work of Jean Painlevé.

  • Bellissima

    Dr Alex Marlow-Mann reviews Visconti’s classic Italian film about the power of cinema.

  • 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.