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Ahead of its time tackling racism in Britain, Basil Dearden’s trail-blazing murder mystery Sapphire is now 60 years old. Writer Adam Scovell turns detective to track down its locations to see how they’ve changed.
Wednesday 17 April 2019
It flopped on release and then sank without trace, but signs suggest that Peter Sellers remained fond of his one and only film in the director’s chair. Now it’s been restored, what can we learn about Sellers in a pivotal year for his career?
Tuesday 16 April 2019
Of all Stanley Kubrick’s films, his swansong remains the most divisive. After a production shrouded in secrecy, the Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman erotic drama Eyes Wide Shut opened to mixed reviews. Was Kubrick ahead of the times, or behind them?
Wednesday 10 April 2019
How does an early TV version of Stanisław Lem’s novel Solaris – among a series of Lem adaptations screening at this year’s Kinoteka Polish Film Festival – compare with Andrei Tarkovsky’s philosophical sci-fi classic?
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Britain’s darkest days lie ahead of us – at least according to our long tradition of dystopias on screen. From 1984 to A Clockwork Orange, what do our changing nightmares about the future say about us?
Craig Ian Mann
Thursday 4 April 2019
Folk tales, rural traditions and hints of magic suffuse the new film from Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, centred on a saintly innocent living on an exploitative tobacco farm.
Wednesday 3 April 2019
From David Bowie to Madonna, fashion icons and designers have looked to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange for inspiration, in concert and on the catwalk. What’s behind their fascination with the droogs’ dresscode?
Tuesday 2 April 2019
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