Film theories: cinema techniques, how to ‘read’ movies, and what makes them work.

Making their mark: the rise of the vampire in film and fiction

Exploring the enduring appeal of the vampire in folklore, film and fiction ... and why vampires are so sexy

Published: 30 November 2022
30 November 2022

The Menu (2022): taking a bite out of entertainment culture | Review

Sick, slick and highly relatable, The Menu takes aim at the worst excesses of food snobbery

Published: 19 November 2022
19 November 2022

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): a very modern malady

Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life is a film of extremes, and a lesson in wish fulfilment

Published: 7 November 2022
7 November 2022

Dybbuk (2021): hoax, horror and hokum

From true-life tale to the big screen, but backstory is key to Indian horror Dybbuk

Published: 31 October 2022
31 October 2022

The Birds (1963): story as sexual landscape

Mitch Brenner’s got gull trouble. First an attractive woman follows him home, then birds attack his family …

Published: 23 October 2022 | Last updated: 23 November 2022
23 October 2022

I Came By (2022) explained: a question of class

Basement thriller I Came By sheds light on social invisibility, and unmasks the problem with class

Published: 17 October 2022 | Last updated: 18 November 2022
17 October 2022