2013 in Film.

In contrast to other cineastes that I follow online, I really don't get out that much. While so many excellent film writers seem to be able to see every relevant new release as it comes (even before if they're lucky enough to have time and money to get thoroughly into the festival circuit), it's actually … Continue reading 2013 in Film.

Kevin Brownlow Discusses Abel Gance’s Napoléon.

Said to be a labour of love lasting over forty years, the restoration of Abel Gance's Napoléon by filmmaker, restorer and archivist Kevin Brownlow, has gone down in the annuls of film history. With the latest restoration having been successfully screen and rapturously received at the San Francisco silent film festival, this November sees a … Continue reading Kevin Brownlow Discusses Abel Gance’s Napoléon.

Winstanley (Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo) – Landscape Politics and Folk Aesthetics.

Though more famous and widely recognised for film restoration and archiving (for which he received an Academy Award for) Kevin Brownlow’s second shared feature film with Andrew Mollo, Winstanley (1975), is a masterpiece of traditional, historic cinema.  It not only captures the feel of the era that produced an amalgamation of tradition-based horror cinema but … Continue reading Winstanley (Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo) – Landscape Politics and Folk Aesthetics.