An afternoon at the opera

23rd February 2014

3pm, and Screen 1 at Cineworld Wandsworth is perhaps one-sixth full. I am waiting for neither The Lego Movie nor Mr Peabody and Sherman - those cinemas have rather more people in them - but rather the ENO's stand-out Peter Grimes more

[ ]amin Britten on Cam[ ]

18th November 2013

Each time I return grumpily to the topic of today's post I feel the need to apologise to regular readers. I know that I have taken on several times before the vandalism represented by forcing 4:3 archive footage into contemporary more

Links for Easter [updated]

30th March 2013

The past week has been particularly rewarding for those of us who follow the writings on film of David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. To start with, The Criterion Collection released the opening (embedded below) of a video essay about more