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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.

  • Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979

    We review a new history of Chinese cinema under Mao.

  • Red Shift

    The 1978 TV play by Alan Garner arrives on DVD

  • Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War

    We review a new look at how the Bard’s work was interpreted after WW2.

  • 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.

  • The American Imperial Gothic

    Steve Connor reviews a new book that looks at manifestations of US imperialsm in a Gothic mode.

  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous

    We review Christopher Frayling’s look at the representations of boffins on film.