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Viewfinder Reviews

  • Latin American Cinema

    Dr Sarah Barrow reviews Stephen Hart’s account of Latin American cinema from its origins to the present day.

  • Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words, Noise

    Jamie Sexton reviews Sarah Piazza’s book on one of America’s most revered independent filmmakers.

  • Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain

    Dr Sheldon Hall reviews Mark Glancy’s study on the reception of American movies within Britain.

  • Intolerance

    Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones reviews the DVD release of D. W. Griffith’s early film masterpiece.

  • Brackett on Wilder – It’s the Pictures That Got Small

    Dr Karen McNally reviews Charles Brackett’s account of his working relationship with Hollywood’s Billy Wilder.

  • Spring in a Small Town

    Dr. Sabrina Qiong Yu reviews the Hong Kong Film Critics Society’s “greatest Chinese film of all time”.

  • Breaking Bad: The Official Book

    Patrick O’Neill reviews David Thomson’s book on the award-winning US TV series.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Dr. Ashley D. Polasek reviews the release and restoration of the BBC’s 1960s Sherlock Holmes series.

  • Double-Act

    Professor Charles Barr reviews Brian McFarlane’s joint biography on actors Googie Withers and John McCallum.

  • Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set

    Dr Sheldon Hall reviews Tony Bill’s handy guide on how to belong on a film set.