Talking Pictures TV: Bringing the Past Back to Life in the U.K.

Lyon, France – Since its launch in 2015, Talking Pictures TV has become the fastest-growing independent channel in the U.K. with a growing library of British film and TV titles that span five decades, ...

The Forgotten: The Talented Mssrs. Donner, Raphael & Bates

Nothing But the Best (1964) signifies a turning point in the British new wave: a sudden flip from grim northern drama to swinging London archness, here under the controls of three masters of that ...

May 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Prodigy, St. Agatha, The Nightcomers

May 7th is a relatively quiet day of genre-related Blu-ray and DVD releases, so I’ll keep this installment of our ongoing home media column series on the short and sweet side. If you dig creepy kid ...

Movie Poster of the Week: Sir Alan Bates in Posters

Above: UK one sheet for The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski, UK, 1978)One of the greatest but perhaps less heralded of British actors, Sir Alan Bates (1934-2003) is being deservedly feted over the next week ...

The L-Shaped Room

The L-Shaped Room Blu ray Twilight Time 1962 / 1:85 / 126 Min. / Street Date December 19, 2017 Starring Leslie Caron, Tom Bell, Brock Peters Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe Written by Bryan ...

No Trains to Ambrosia: Close-Up on John Schlesinger’s "Billy Liar"

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Schlesinger's Billy Liar (1963) is playing July 16 - August 15, 2017 in the United States as part of the series John ...

New to Streaming: ‘Colossal,’ ‘Stalker,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Fallen Angels,’ 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 ...

NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Barry Lyndon’ with Live Orchestra, ‘Spellbound,’ ’70s Universal & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. ...

Smurfs & Gramps Take One Last Swing At Box Office -- The Weekend Warrior

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. Three New Movies May Have Trouble Making ...

‘Mulholland Drive’ Restoration Trailer: David Lynch’s 2001 Masterpiece Gets a Brand New Look — Watch

‘Mulholland Drive’ Restoration Trailer: David Lynch’s 2001 Masterpiece Gets a Brand New Look — Watch StudioCanal UK has released the brand new (and shiny) trailer for the restoration of David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive.” Last August, the BBC conducted a poll of more than 177 film critics around the ...

‘A Kind of Loving’ Restored Trailer: Alan Bates and June Ritchie Star in Classic Kitchen Sink Drama — Watch

‘A Kind of Loving’ Restored Trailer: Alan Bates and June Ritchie Star in Classic Kitchen Sink Drama — Watch Get ready, John Schlesinger fans, as the filmmaker’s debut feature “A Kind of Loving” has gotten the full restoration treatment, and will next be screened following Film Forum’s Brit New Wave ...

The Void Trailer Pays Tribute to Classic 80s Horror Movies

The Void Trailer Pays Tribute to Classic 80s Horror Movies Screen Media Films has released the first trailer for The Void, which is slated to hit theaters in limited released and arrive on VOD platforms April 7. This terrifying thriller has been winning rave ...

A Kind of Loving: Alan Bates in a clip from John Schlesinger's classic – video

Shot and set in Manchester in 1962, A Kind of Loving was one of the seminal kitchen sink dramas of post-war British cinema. Made before Darling and Billy Liar, the film stars Alan Bates as a young ...

Ten Miscastings That Worked – or Nearly Worked!

Miscasting in films has always been a problem. A producer hires an actor thinking that he or she is perfect for a movie role only to find the opposite is true. Other times a star is hired for his box ...

'Arrow': 5 Best Green Lantern Team-Ups

by Ryan Rigley There have been a number of huge DC character cameos throughout this season of "Arrow," but none of which have had anything to do with Oliver Queen's most trusted superhero partner: ...

Billy Liar

(John Schlesinger, 1963, Studiocanal, 15) One of the key movies of the British new wave, Billy Liar began life in 1959 as a brilliant comic novel by Keith Waterhouse (clearly influenced by James ...

Pat Keen obituary

Versatile actor who brought depth and humanity to supporting roles The actor Pat Keen, who has died aged 79, had a successful career in supporting roles for more than half a century. She possessed an ...

Pat Keen obituary

Versatile actor who brought depth and humanity to supporting roles The actor Pat Keen, who has died aged 79, had a successful career in supporting roles for more than half a century. She possessed an ...

Woman in a Dressing Gown – review

I saw this movie for the first and only time crossing the Atlantic in 1957, on the Mauritania, on the way to the States. My fellow English Speaking Union scholars and I, still in the grip of Look Back ...

Stan Barstow obituary

Writer whose novels signalled a sea-change in British literature Stan Barstow, who has died aged 83, belonged to a generation of working-class writers who became famous in the late 1950s and early ...

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