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Viewfinder Reviews

  • 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.

  • Slums on Screen

    Tamara Courage reviews Igor Krstić’s exploration of slums and their representation in world cinema.

  • Tower of London

    Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes reviews a new Blu-ray of Roger Corman’s gothic horror history Tower of London.

  • Wizards

    Dr Birgitta Hosea reviews a new DVD release of Ralph Bakshi’s fantasy animation Wizards.

  • Mexican Cinema

    Prof Stephen M. Hart reviews Charles Ramírez Berg’s analysis of classical Mexican cinema.

  • Haunted Seasons

    Dr Stacey Abbott reviews Derek Johnston’s book on the relationship between ghost stories and seasonal television programming.

  • The Children of Green Knowe

    Prof Stephen Lacey reviews the BBC’s adaptation of Lucy M. Boston’s popular children’s novel, recently released on DVD.

  • Political Animals

    Dr Janet McCabe reviews Sophie Mayer’s account of the new wave of feminist filmmakers, and the ideas that politicise them.