This rarely shown film by the great Japanese director explores new ways for men and women to live together and apart – as victims of modernity spread their wings to embrace dangerous freedoms, writes Brad Stevens.
The prolific French star mastered comedy, romance and noir in her eight-decade career – but may always be best remembered as the tragic heroine at the heart of Max Ophuls’ Madame de…, writes Ginette Vincendeau.
The Argentinian filmmaker brought her colonial-era costume fever dream to the London Film Festival, and in a following screen talk explained her invitation to the audience to submerge themselves in its voluminous conception of time, reports Erika Balsom.
In 1959, our critic applauded Alfred Hitchcock’s “unmatched ingenuity” and Cary Grant’s smooth lead performance in this gleefully mischievous chase thriller that’s back in cinemas to launch the BFI’s new season of thrillers, Who Can You Trust?
Caste, a lively adaptation of a comic play about class, was the moment that the British director “tasted blood” and discovered his vocation. Now it is screening in London again for possibly the first time in 80 years, writes Geoff Brown.
Marsha Hunt broke into Hollywood as a cinch-waisted 17-year-old ingenue at MGM studios, then fell foul of the blacklist at the height of her career. As she turns 100, she shares with J.E. Smyth her memories of love, combat and camaraderie on and off the screen.