The revival of Flipside

Sylvia Syms is touching as the talent-challenged Maisie in Val Guest's Expresso Bongo (1959)

After a two year hiatus, the BFI has revived the Flipside series with three notable releases: Val Guest’s musical satire Expresso Bongo, Edmond T. Greville’s juvenile delinquent exploitation movie Beat Girl, and Jose Ramon Larraz’s “lost” horror film Symptoms.

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Someone recently posted a comment on one of my reviews for Blogcritics, calling me stupid for not “getting” a movie he’d obviously been obsessing over for a long time. Sometimes, of course, one doesn’t completely understand a movie the first time one sees it (I never could understand Pauline Kael’s assertion that she only needed […]

Blasts from the past

Entering Other Worlds, part 3

Criterion Blu-ray review: In a Lonely Place (1950)

Larisa Shepitko’s The Ascent (1977): Criterion Blu-ray review

Criterion Blu-ray review: Wim Wenders’ The Road Trilogy (1974-76)