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Paris Blues BFI Blu-ray/DVD

It was a real honour to be asked to write an essay for the new Paris Blues Blu/DVD combo as part of their Black Star… 544 more words

Jazz On Film

Secrets to his success A screenwriter helps students get ready for their close up

by Kelly Davis

It’s a bit cliché to ask someone who works in filmmaking, “What’s your favorite movie?” But you have to do it. Carlos de los Rios doesn’t hesitate: Casablanca. 958 more words

Areas Of Interest

A Prowler Named Joseph Losey

Joseph Losey was blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s after making some films there. He resumed his career in Britain, making some films in Italy and France as well. 1,923 more words

Film Writing

Philippe Garrel's L'enfant secret (1979)

I first heard about Philippe Garrel through Adrian Martin’s introduction of L’enfant secret (Garrel, 1979) for Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time 2012 poll. 873 more words

Film Writing

"The Danger of a Single Story" Within the Horror Film

In her well known Ted Talk, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the “danger of a single story.” The basic idea of this is that too often we are accustomed to hearing one story about another person or country, and that this leads to misconceptions and misunderstandings. 299 more words


Horror films for Halloween

Stuff.tv has updated some of its horror movie lists for Halloween – I’ve contributed reviews of The Exorcist, Carrie and The Shining to the features below: 20 more words

The Greatest Remake

Remakes are a controversial topic in the world of cinema, and more specifically in the world of horror cinema. Most often, people believe that it is more appealing to see an original film, as opposed to one that has been simply re-tooled for a new generation. 489 more words