Forgotten by Fox: Am I Blue?

Forgotten by Fox: Am I Blue? As Disney quietly disappears huge swathes of film history into its vaults, I'm going to spend 2020 celebrating Twentieth Century Fox and the Fox Film Corporation's films, what one might call their ...

Review: David Lean's "The Sound Barrier" (1952) Starring Ralph Richardson; Blu-ray Special Edition

Review: David Lean's Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none “A British Right Stuff” By Raymond Benson There exists a period in the career of the great David Lean in which several of his pictures are today more ...

The Sound Barrier

The Sound Barrier Why is David Lean’s stirring ode to British aviation so historically and technically bogus? Because at heart it’s a science fiction film! Ralph Richardson drives his test pilots and his own son to die ...

Will ‘1917’ be only the third film since 1992 to win BAFTAs for Best Picture And Best British Film?

Will ‘1917’ be only the third film since 1992 to win BAFTAs for Best Picture And Best British Film? According to our BAFTA racetrack odds, “1917” is the front-runner to win Best Picture from the British academy. We also think it’ll win the award for Best British Film, which is awarded to movies with ...

Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs?

Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs? “The Favourite” reaped a leading 12 nominations for the BAFTA Awards. Among these are bids for both Best Picture and Best British Film. But these two categories could cancel each other out in the ...

2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ breaks Best British Film curse

2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ breaks Best British Film curse “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the very first BAFTA Award of the evening on Feb. 18 when it was named Best British Film. And it ended the night by claiming the Best Picture prize. ...

2018 Baftas: Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘Darkest Hour’ or ‘Three Billboards’?

2018 Baftas: Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘Darkest Hour’ or ‘Three Billboards’? “Darkest Hour” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” each reaped nine nominations for the 2018 BAFTA Awards. Among these are bids for Best British Film. While that nomination for the former ...

New to Streaming: ‘The Untamed,’ Jean-Luc Godard, ‘Whose Streets?,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit ...

The Speed of Passion: Close-Up on David Lean’s "Breaking the Sound Barrier"

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. David Lean's Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952) is playing October 14 - November 13, 2017 on Mubi in the United States.John (J.R.) ...

Deadline – U.S.A.

Richard Brooks' exciting Humphrey Bogart picture is one of the best newspaper sagas ever. An editor deals with a gangster threat and a domestic crisis even as greedy heirs are selling his paper out ...

Win The Sound Barrier on Blu-ray

To mark the release of The Sound Barrier on 11th april, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. The film tells the story of John Ridgefield (Ralph Richardson, Doctor Zhivago, The Heiress), ...

‘The Sound Barrier’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin, Dinah Sheridan, Joseph Tomelty, Denholm Elliot | Written by Terrence Rattigan | Directed by David Lean David Lean is well known for his ...

Blu-ray Review – The Sound Barrier (1952)

The Sound Barrier, 1952. Directed by David Lean. Starring Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin and Denholm Elliott. Synopsis: Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers ...

The Sound Barrier – get up to speed with the re-release of David Lean's classic – video

A box office hit on release in 1952, David Lean’s The Sound Barrier, which dramatises Britain’s race to break the speed of sound, has since passed everyone by. Written by Terrence Rattigan and ...

Terence Rattigan On Film: The Browning Version

I. The Rattigan Version After his first dramatic success, The Winslow Boy, Terence Rattigan conceived a double bill of one-act plays in 1946. Producers dismissed the project, even Rattigan’s ...

Separate Tables | Blu-ray Review

Playwright and screenwriter Terence Rattigan was an indubitable influence on mid-century British cinema. He authored several of the era’s most notable titles, including The Browning Version (1951), ...

Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump: Shocking New Footage Revealed

Felix Baumgartner will forever be remembered for his record-breaking 24.5-mile jump from space on Oct. 14, 2012. And now there is brand new first-person camera footage of his awe-inspiring feat. Watch ...

Nik Wallenda Completes Tightrope Walk Across Grand Canyon

He did it! We were on the edge of our seats watching the daredevil stuntman 1,500 feet above the ground, and after a tense 23 minutes, Nik made it to the other side! Nik Wallenda may have just become ...

Nik Wallenda Walks Across Grand Canyon: Kaley Cuoco & More React

The tightrope-walking daredevil put his life on the line, stepping out across the Grand Canyon on live TV on June 23. It certainly was a sight to see, and caused a huge reaction on Twitter. Can we ...

Nik Wallenda: Photos Of Tightrope Walk Across Grand Canyon

Nik Wallenda, 34, risked his life and tightrope walked across the Grand Canyon on live TV on June 23! Relive the mind-blowing experience and browse through our gallery of photos. Nik Wallenda had us ...

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