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The Night Mayor returns

Dream noir visions in April, with the re-release of The Night Mayor. Continue reading

The Signal

My brief Empire review of The Signal is online.

The Tales of Hoffmann

My review of the restoration of Powell and Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann is online at Electric Sheep.

We Are Still Here

My Screen Daily review of We Are Still Here is online.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Did Rod McKuen have any idea what the film was about when he wrote the saccharine end title theme song ‘Jean’ (‘run if you will/to the top of the hill’)?  It’s among the most tonally inapt songs ever foisted on a movie, and was probably responsible for me not getting round to seeing it until … Continue reading