British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder Reviews

  • The Andromeda Strain

    Dr Miles Booy reviews the 2008 sci-fi mini series upon its release to DVD.

  • Misinformation

    Professor Martin Iddon discusses a collection of COI documentaries tracked by Mordant Music.

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Dr Stacey Abbott looks again at an unsung classic on 1930s cinema now on Blu-ray.

  • 100 Animated Feature Films

    Professor Paul Wells looks at the BFI’s book on the best 100 animated features.

  • Basics of Filmmaking: The Language of Film

    We review a guide to film aimed at students and staff.

  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    We review the classic 1950s movie satire starring Jayne Mansfield.

  • Marx at the Movies

    Dr William Hope reviews an innovative collection of essays on Marxist cinema.

  • Nino Rota: Music, Film and Feeling

    We review Richard Dyer’s study of the career of master composer Nino Rota.

  • Shadows of Progress

    Dr James Mansell reviews a DVD history of postwar Britiish documentary.

  • La signora di tutti

    Danielle Hipkins reviews a lost classic by director Max Ophuls.