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 Bad and the Beautiful

Vincente Minnelli’s classic film about filmmaking in Hollywood gets a cinematic re-release. The Bad and the Beautiful is more than worthy of its numerous accolades and critical success. A famous Hollywood actress, an award-winning screenwriter and a respected film director are all asked to take part in famed producer Jonathan Shield’s comeback project. When asked to make a decision by […]

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Film Review: Touch of Evil

Orson Welles’ film noir classic is still affecting over fifty years since its original release. Whilst the themes Touch of Evil focuses on are nothing new, it is the combination of said themes with the direction, cinematography and art design that generates a pervading atmosphere. Charlton Heston plays Mexican cop Vargas, who along with his new American bride Susan (played […]

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