Recent Viewing part 1

The completist impulse is a key element of the collector’s mentality. For instance, I have forty-nine of Hitchcock’s features on DVD, plus his two Second World War propaganda shorts and season one of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. It’s not that I like all his films – in fact, I know I won’t ever watch some of […]

Blasts from the past

Claude Autant-Lara’s wartime romances: Eclipse #45

The English-language invisibility of Alfred Döblin

Vin Diesel: fitting in

Watching Horror