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The original Night of the Living Dead pioneer gave us a new vision of both horror movies and of social apocalypse – and his influence just keeps on rising. Kim Newman pays tribute to the late titan of savage satire.
Monday 17 July 2017
The affable and erudite host of BBC TV’s flagship film programme for a quarter of a century, Barry Norman was the first word on cinema for a generation of British filmgoers, says Geoff Andrew.
Saturday 1 July 2017
The endearingly modest actor with famously flexible eyebrows claimed he did little more than learn his lines and avoid the scenery, but his talent helped him to segue from TV’s The Saint to become a beloved 007, noted for his easy charm and sex appeal, says Kevin Lyons.
Kevin Lyons, Patrick Fahy
Thursday 25 May 2017
From the Roger Corman pumphouse to The Silence of the Lambs’s Oscar triumph, Stop Making Sense’s concert-doc ingenuity to portraits of social-justice fighters, Jonathan Demme left a legacy of richly independent movies celebrating life’s underdogs, writes David Thompson.
Tuesday 9 May 2017
From supporting roles in the likes of Near Dark, Apollo 13 and most of the films of his friend James Cameron to his indie star turns in One False Move and A Simple Plan, Bill Paxton was a reliably colourful complement to an impressive tally of American movies, says Trevor Johnston.
Friday 3 March 2017
The director of such gonzo genre whammies as Tokyo Drifter and Branded to Kill made his way to the wild side, first within the Japanese studio system, then without it, records Tony Rayns.
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Time magazine’s film critic for 45 years, Richard Schickel was also a cinema historian, lecturer and prolific author of books, movies and DVD commentaries about pedigree Hollywood. David Thomson hails a gruff friend and colleague.
Friday 24 February 2017
With his Galton and Simpson writing partner Ray Galton, the man behind Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe & Son was a master of post-war ennui and despair, says Andrew Roberts.
Monday 13 February 2017
No mere film collector, the archivist David Shepard, who has died aged 76, was a devoted historian, a fastidious restorer and above all a generous promulgator of his prints and his knowledge, writes Pamela Hutchinson.
Thursday 2 February 2017
Bookending her career with unforgettable, implacable performances as the post-atomic lover of Hiroshima Mon Amour and the Alzheimer’s-afflicted partner of Amour, Emmanuelle Riva projected a sharp intelligence and will that made her a rare proto-feminist on the early 1960s French screen, writes Ginette Vincendeau.
Monday 30 January 2017
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