New year links

2nd January 2017

Links to take us forwards into 2017. With no reason beyond me finding them interesting or stimulating. Thanks to those who drew my attention to many of them on Twitter and elsewhere, and apologies for not crediting every one of more

#DavidBowieis was…

13th August 2013

... a bit, well, ordinary. At least that's how David Bowie is happening now came across in my £14.20 seat at the Cineworld Wandsworth. Tonight's 7pm screening was billed as 'a live nationwide cinema event' and the 'finale' to the more

Links for the weekend

5th May 2013

Yesterday at BFI Southbank I saw a fine (although a touch short of immaculate) 35mm print of John Schlesinger's 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd. Marred by inconsistency in its central performances, this is nonetheless a magnificent film in many more

The invisible films of Alan Clarke

23rd January 2013

Why is the work of one of our greatest filmmakers - the director Alan Clarke - all but invisible? This is not a new question. Nor do I have anything original by way of an answer. But the issue is much more