Al Pacino on Scarface 35 years later

Al Pacino on Scarface 35 years later

The team behind the crime classic reunited at the Tribeca film festival to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary with some awkward moments When he declared that the world (and everything in it) was coming to him, the audience cheered. When he shot Robert Loggia (that...
Who are the real losers in Netflix’s war with Cannes?

Who are the real losers in Netflix’s war with Cannes?

The streaming giant has pulled its films out of competition at this year’s Cannes festival, leaving both sides feeling vindicated If you told a time-travelling film critic from, say, 2005 that today’s industry headlines are being dominated by a fierce corporate feud...
Book clinic: do editors often have to cut authors down to size?

Book clinic: do editors often have to cut authors down to size?

by Richard Beswick Overwriting is a common problem among beginners, but it happens to the best of them – ask a professional editor Most writers I know massively overwrite. How common is it for a published author to have had an editor do a big cutting job? Retired...
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Few films of its period presented a more intelligent, plausible and chilling depiction of the destructive potential of atomic power than director Val Guest’s gripping excursion into apocalyptic cinema. A down-on-his luck journalist investigates the reasons behind the...
Quatermass 11 (1957)

Quatermass 11 (1957)

In October 1955, shortly after Hammer Films had released their film adaptation of the Nigel Kneale television series The Quatermass Experiment, the BBC began broadcasting the sequel Quatermass II, with Professor Bernard Quatermass once again saving the Earth from an...
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