Review – HELL’S ANGELS (Howard Hughes, 1930, USA)

Young millionaire Howard Hughes was only 23-years-old when he started shooting his most famous film, Hell’s Angels,┬áin 1927. This World War I epic would become one of the most expensive films ever made and one of the lengthiest productions ever – it took three years and cost $4 million. Its story revolves around two British…

Fellini’s “La Strada” returns to UK cinemas, May 19

Federico Fellini’s Academy Award winning 1954 film La Strada will return to British cinemas for a limited theatrical run in a new digital 2k restoration on May 19, which will be followed by a DVD/Blu-Ray/EST release from Studiocanal on June 5. La Strada is credited as the film that launched the careers of its director…

Review – THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (Paul Leni, 1928, USA)

Paul Leni was part of a nouvelle vague of German and Austro-Hungarian directors who were lured to America in the 1920s and ’30s by the promise of artistic freedom, economic opportunities and the use of advanced technologies. In return, they led to the foundation and establishment of an international style of American cinema that would…

Review – THE KING OF COMEDY (Martin Scorsese, 1982, USA)

Surely, the reason why The King of Comedy was such a colossal failure upon its release may have had more to do with its misleading title and, among other things, the casting of perennial funnyman Jerry Lewis in one of its leading roles. Indeed, David Denby’s 1983 criticism of the movie from the New York…

Preview: Martin Scorsese exhibition at Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum, May 25-Sept. 3

Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum will be hosting Martin Scorsese: The Exhibition, the first exhibition dedicated to the American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, on May 25-September 3. The exhibition shows how Scorsese’s passionate and powerful stories have influenced modern American cinemas. The traveling exhibition is split into several categories and themes that recur in the works of Scorsese:…