Bland euro-pudding lacks currency.
Amid the more colloquial levels of film-crit discourse (where the word 'Canadian’ is strictly an adjective, capable of evoking entire volumes of worthy tedium), there is a particular phenomenon known as the Euro-Pudding. It’s easily identifiable,...
Ageing orchestra tale strikes the right chord.
With baby boomers starting to hit retirement age, we appear to be witnessing the birth of a new genre – not so much film noir as film gris, or 'grey film'. Typically these are multiple-strand stories about older citizens that, despite themes of...
It was this ability to pinpoint the essence of young Britain that made Tony Richardson the cause celebre of his day.
In the years immediately following World War II, British cinema spent a very successful period looking backwards. The nation\'s film output mirrored its buoyant mood and cinemas were filled with patrons revelling in tales of wartime glory like...
I can\'t imagine that anyone won\'t be profoundly moved by this film...
Three old men meet in an East London pub and drink a toast to their mate, Jack, Michael Caine, who\'s recent death they are mourning. The three are Ray, Bob Hoskins, a racetrack gambler; Vic, Tom Courtenay, an undertaker; and Lenny, David...
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