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‘Straw Dogs’

David Sumner, the main character in Straw Dogs (1971), comes across as a kind of Benjamin Braddock from The G...

‘Last Year in Marienbad’

The film opens with a point of view camera sequence revealing a sumptuous Baroque hotel interior, filmed in ...

Snow

The world appears ordinary, and then the snow falls. Like a mysteriously wrapped Christo sculpture, everything becomes new ...

The End

It starts with the end. At least that’s how you know you have an exceptional story — think of a...

The Beginning

Stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. They usually open at the start of this sequence ...

‘McCullin’

Directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, the 2012 documentary McCullin provides an insightful journey through Don McCullin’s wa...

Chinese People in Western Film

Historically, the representation of Chinese people in European and Hollywood cinema tends to veer from: the dangerous ‘other’, to r...

The Coming-of-Age Story in Film

The coming-of-age story chronicles the journey from adolescence to adult. It explores the young person’s changing perception of...

Whitewashing

It’s been happening for a long time but, once again, it’s come to the fore — so-called ‘whitewas...

Reboots With Women

The supernatural comedy-horror Ghostbusters (1984) has a fan base that propelled it to cult film status. So, when the ...