DVD of the Week: La Habanera (1937)

Astree Sternhjelm, an attractive Swedish woman vacationing in Puerto Rico with her matronly aunt, Ana, is seduced by the music, colour and apparent freedom offered by life in the tropics. Her humourless aunt, on the other hand, can’t wait to catch the boat home to Stockholm and “civilized life”. Towards the end of their visit, […]

Blasts from the past

Stanley Kubrick 3: The Missing Piece – Fear and Desire (1953)

Mikio Naruse

Genre Viewing: Science Fiction

Deconstructing Hollywood … for laughs: Hellzapoppin (1941)