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Viewfinder Reviews

  • Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers

    Alan O’Leary at the University of Leeds reviews Sohail Daulatzai’s book on the The Battle of Algiers (1966)

  • Trying to Get Over

    Adrian Smith, University of Sussex, reviews Keith Corson’s book on an overlooked period of black filmmaking.

  • Visions of Avant-Garde Film

    Donatella Valente, doctoral candidate at Birkbeck, reviews Kamila Kuc’s study of Polish avant-garde film.

  • Jonathan Miller – One Thing and Another

    Prof John Cook looks at a new collection of writing by the influential author, writer and director.

  • The Wars of the Roses

    Dr Jodi-Anne George reviews the BBC’s landmark Shakespeare adaptation The Wars of the Roses, available on DVD from Illuminations.

  • Spanish Gothic

    Dr Leon Hunt reviews Xavier Reyes’ detailed study of the Spanish Gothic in literature and on film.

  • Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

    Dr Lorna Jowett reviews Stacey Abbott’s new book about the undead in twenty-first century film and television.

  • A Special Day

    Dr Louis Bayman reviews CultFilm’s Blu-ray/DVD release of Ettore Scola’s A Special Day.

  • Ken Russell: The Great Composers/The Great Passions

    Prof John Hill reviews the recent Blu-ray/DVD releases of the BFI’s collections of Ken Russell films.

  • The New Scottish Cinema

    Dr Simon Brown reviews Jonathan Murray’s study of new Scottish cinema.