Film Review: Peterloo

Peterloo recounts the awful slaughter of peaceful protesters one afternoon in Manchester on St Peter’s Field

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The latest period offering from Mike Leigh is a mixed bag, but still packs a punch when it counts and makes an important contribution to British working class history on film.

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Film Review: It Happened Here

Brownlow and Mollo’s alternative vision of Nazi-led Britain in the 1940s resonates powerfully today.

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It Happened Here, the chilling 1964, ‘What if’ film, eight years in the making by Kevin Brownlow and Kevin Mollo, is the powerful and controversial story of life in Nazi-occupied Britain, should the German Army have successfully invaded in 1940.

 

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Film Review: Belle De Jour

Revisiting the infamous erotic classic of 1960’s Cinema, turns out to be a touching and humane experience

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Park Circus have produced another beautiful 4k restoration of a French favourite, with Luis Buñuel’s Belle De Jour. The film stars Catherine Deneuve as Séverine, the housewife whose frigidity conceals her need for a much more confident and dominant lover. Continue reading “Film Review: Belle De Jour”