The Forgotten: Douglas Sirk's "A Scandal in Paris" (1946)

Imitations of Life: The Films of Douglas Sirk (December 23 – January 6) at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York gathers a substantial number of the German auteur's classic films together ...

The Forgotten: Douglas Sirk's "A Scandal in Paris" (1946)

Imitations of Life: The Films of Douglas Sirk (December 23 – January 6) at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York gathers a substantial number of the German auteur's classic films together ...

Spoiler alert: Downton Abbey is a waste of America's precious TV binge time | Martin Pengelly

In the opinion of one transplanted Brit, it's a soap opera as inept as any other - and it doesn't live up to the new Us standard The other night, rather behind the rest of the known planet and ...

Alan Bridges obituary

Television director in the glory days of the BBC, who went on to make feature films Alan Bridges, who has died aged 86, was a leading director during the glory days of the BBC, from the mid-60s to ...

Alan Bridges obituary

Television director in the glory days of the BBC, who went on to make feature films Alan Bridges, who has died aged 86, was a leading director during the glory days of the BBC, from the mid-60s to ...

Alan Bridges: a director of genuine if occasionally overlooked brilliance | Peter Bradshaw

The gifted film-maker, winner of the top prize at Cannes in 1973, did not always get the acclaim he deserved in his native Britain The death of the British director Alan Bridges at the age of 86 is a ...

Tracing Downton Abbey's lineage: the novel that inspired a TV hit

Isabel Colegate's The Shooting Party, published in 1980, is an acknowledged influence on Julian Fellowes's ratings monster. But what can we glean from it about where the story will go? With the ...

Geoffrey Reeve obituary

Film-maker associated with Michael Caine The film director and producer Geoffrey Reeve, who has died aged 77, contributed polished examples of mainstream British cinema in a variety of forms over ...

In the village of the damned

Michael Haneke's Palme D'or winner offers a spellbinding tale of bigotry and brutality in a pre-Great War rural German community, says Philip French Numerous novelists, dramatists and film-makers ...