Quality control

Rapidly developing video technologies are altering not just our expectations but also our responses to the experience of watching movies. Blu-ray, hi-def TVs, the digital technologies which are used more and more in production – all have helped to create particular standards which many viewers now apply to virtually everything they watch. A lot of […]

Nigel Kneale & British genre television

British TV has always been primarily a writer’s medium; since the ’50s, the biggest stars have tended to be the writers, with writers’ names attached possessively to projects. Television production was often built around writers such as Alan Bennett, Alan Bleasdale and Dennis Potter, who was one of the biggest, with each of his new […]

Blasts from the past

Juan Diego Escobar Alzate’s Luz: The Flower of Evil (2019)

Blu-ray Review: Things to Come (1936)

Late summer viewing 2014, part two

Guest post:
A Weimar Cinema Revelation: Harbour Drift (1929), part two