The Blue Angel Review

A cleaner pulls up a blind to reveal a poster for The Blue Angel. So starts Josef von Sternberg's film which was advertised in much the same way: with Marlene Dietrich's Lola Lola writ large in stockings and fr... Read More...

Persona Review

A projector rolls; something's not right. Snippets flash up on the screen: an old cartoon (upside down), an erect cock, a blank white screen. There's a Swede in the shadows behind the camera, his name is Ingmar... Read More...

A Change in the Weather Review

It starts with an interrogation. Lydia (Anna Mottram) sits, isolated in the middle of the wide frame, answering questions thrown to her by off-screen voices. Is this real or performance, truth or fiction? A fil... Read More...

Lola Blu-ray Review

“Lola, L-O-L-A, Lola” The year is 1957 and in a small West German town Lola (Barbara Sukowa) is the star turn at “Villa Frank”, a brothel making the most of the booming economy. Bathed in red and blue light Lo... Read More...