Film Review: F for Fake

Documentary F for Fake illustrates director Orson Welles’ flair for storytelling. It is well worth catching the film on its limited re-release. Orson Welles’ documentary concentrates on fakery and forgery. Focusing on art forger Elmyr de Hory and his biographer Clifford Irving, F for Fake looks at the nature of fakery, Welles also looks closer to home in his exploration […]

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Film Review: The Lodger

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest films The Lodger has been restored by the BFI as part of their ‘Save the Hitchcock 9’ campaign. The film is a fantastic illustration of the director’s early promise and subsequent flair for suspense. A serial killer known as ‘The Avenger’ is stalking young blonde women in London. A landlady, whose blonde daughter is dating the […]

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Film Review: Chariots of Fire

Hugh Hudson’s Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire gets a cinematic re-release just in time for the Olympics. Despite the three decades that have passed since the original release, Chariots of Fire holds up well. Harold Abrahams, a Jewish student at Cambridge, is determined to excel in athletics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian from Scotland, has similar goals. Despite their different backgrounds, […]

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