The Battle of the River Plate

Powell & Pressburger’s big-scale historical epic is perhaps the best show ever about an old-school naval encounter between battleships. The first half depicts the showdown between England and Germany ...

R.I.P. Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015)

Actor Patrick Macnee – who was best known for his role as secret agent John Steed in the classic 1960s spy series The Avengers – has passed away at his home in California on Thursday, aged 93. Born ...

London Film Festival: 8 stunning images of iconic stars in the capital

London Film Festival: 8 stunning images of iconic stars in the capital Rarely seen images of iconic Hollywood stars over the last century in London's Leicester Square have been revealed ahead of the 2014 BFI London Film Festival. The pictures capture cinematic history ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 19, 2013 Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95 Studio: Criterion Roger Livesey stars in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Considered by many to be the finest ...

Christopher Challis

Creative cinematographer and a key member of the Powell-Pressburger movie production team Although the cinematographer Christopher Challis, who has died aged 93, was an essential member of the ...

New Release: Ill Met By Moonlight DVD

Hen’s Tooth Video will release the 1957 British war drama-adventure Ill Met By Moonlight (also known as Night Ambush) on DVD on Aug. 16 for the list price of $19.95, marking the film’s DVD premiere in ...

Paul Kriwaczek obituary

Television education producer and writer on the ancient world Paul Kriwaczek, who has died aged 73, was a communicator with great presentational flair. A producer of educational television and, ...

Douglas Argent obituary

Television comedy director and producer known for Fawlty Towers, Steptoe and Son and Till Death Us Do Part Douglas Argent, who has died aged 89, was a prolific producer and director who scored hits ...

Douglas Argent obituary

Television comedy director and producer known for Fawlty Towers, Steptoe and Son and Till Death Us Do Part Douglas Argent, who has died aged 89, was a prolific producer and director who scored hits ...

In The August Notebook

David Cairns The Forgotten: Remember The Forgotten: Cold Warrior The Forgotten: The Other Other House The Forgotten: Girls on a Motorcycle Adrian Curry Movie Poster of the Week: The Alamo ...

Tuesday Morning Foreign DVD and Blu-ray disc Report: "The Battle of the River Plate/The Pursuit of the Graf Spee" (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1956)

This is the film that made me fall in love with Montvideo. Montevideo being the major city in Uruguay and the setting for the climax of this picture, a naval battle whose outcome I shall be spoiling ...