Tag: british-film-reviews

Cosh Boy Review

Controversial in its day for its portrayal of juvenile delinquents, Cosh Boy becomes the BFI's fortieth release in its Flipside line.

Tommy Review

That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball, and he's back in cinemas.

Moulin Rouge Review

With a groundbreaking use of Technicolor, John Huston's film captures the life and times of Toulouse-Lautrec in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century. Now released on dual-format by the BFI.

Legend of the Witches/Secret Rites Review

Witchcraft through the ages and bang up to date in 1970s countercultural London, in this new release from the BFI in its Flipside line.

Kind Hearts and Coronets Review

Eight Alec Guinnesses stand between Dennis Price and his rightful inheritance, in the classic black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, back in cinemas for its seventieth anniversary.

How I Won the War Review

Absurdist, satirical and with more ideas in its nearly two hours than many another film could deal with, How I Won the War, Richard Lester's film starring Michael Crawford and John Lennon, released in dual format by the BFI.

Room at the Top Review

A key film in pushing the limits of acceptability in British cinemas, Jack Clayton's debut feature Room at the Top remains a fine film, featuring an Oscar-winning performance from Simone Signoret.

The Caretaker Review

The Caretaker was Harold Pinter's breakthrough play, filmed in 1963 by Clive Donner and starring Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence and Robert Shaw.

A Clockwork Orange Review

Highly controversial on its release, Stanley Kubrick's film of Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange, is back in British cinemas.

Red White and Zero Review

Woodfall Films' portmanteau feature Red White and Zero is now available in the UK

It Happened Here Review

Released by the BFI in dual-format, It Happened Here is a remarkable alternate history, known as much for the story behind its eight-year production as for its own merits.

Queerama Review

A journey through a century of British queer history by means of the archive.

When the Wind Blows Review

The 1986 film of Raymond Briggs's best-selling graphic novel, a dual-format release from the BFI.

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith Review

Smaller than the eye can see, the pioneering works of F. Percy Smith, from the BFI.

Rita, Sue and Bob Too Review

Thatcher's Britain with her knickers down. Now on dual-format from the BFI.

Love on the Dole Review

The once-controversial Love on the Dole, starring Deborah Kerr, in dual-format from the BFI.

The Day the Earth Caught Fire Review

The world is about to end in this classic British SF film from 1962, on Blu-ray from the BFI.