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DVD Review: Pinter at the BBC

DVD Review: Pinter at the BBC

Harold Pinter was one of the twentieth century's foremost writers for the stage and screen. This box set from the BFI collects ten plays made for the BBC between 1965 and 1988.

Blu-ray Review: Rogue Male

Blu-ray Review: Rogue Male

An Englishman attempts to assassinate Hitler and goes on the run in Rogue Male, made for the BBC in 1976, from Geoffrey Household's novel, starring Peter O'Toole, now a dual-format release from the BFI.

The Chain Reaction Review

The Chain Reaction Review

The Chain Reaction mixes then-topical anti-nuclear concerns with a conspiracy thriller. On Blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment in its Ozploitation Classics line, it is reviewed for Australia Day.

Looking for Grace Review

Looking for Grace Review

A young girl goes missing in Sue Brooks's Looking for Grace, and the repercussions for her family and others are wide-reaching. Reviewed for Australia Day at The Digital Fix.

DVD Review: The Battlers

DVD Review: The Battlers

For Australia Day at The Digital Fix, a warm love story set in the Depression, starring Gary Sweet and Jacqueline McKenzie, based on the novel by Kylie Tennant. This 1994 miniseries is released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment.

Breath Review

Breath Review

For Australia Day at The Digital Fix, Breath takes us back to the 1970s, and an older man comes between two childhood friends. Based on Tim Winton's novel, Breath is directed by and stars Simon Baker.

Age of Consent Review

Age of Consent Review

For Australia Day at The Digital Fix, Age of Consent, Michael Powell's last full-length feature as director, is an attractive story of older artist James Mason invigorated by younger Helen Mirren.

Bad Reputation Review

Bad Reputation Review

She loves rock 'n' roll.

Blu-ray Review: Quatermass and the Pit

Blu-ray Review: Quatermass and the Pit

One of the great works of small-screen SF and horror, Nigel Kneale's Quatermass and the Pit, first broadcast in 1958/9, comes to Blu-ray.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

In the first of two reviews of classic television written by Nigel Kneale, the celebrated and once controversial 1954 version of Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Lost Gully Road Review

Lost Gully Road Review

A ghost story with a timely subtext, Lost Gully Road comes to DVD from Umbrella Entertainment.

DVD Review: Wake in Fright

DVD Review: Wake in Fright

A Southern Hemisphere Christmas story, but not much in the way of peace on Earth and goodwill to all folks. First there was a novel, then the 1971 film, now a two-part television miniseries.

Red White and Zero Review

Red White and Zero Review

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

ArteKino Festival: Mug Review

ArteKino Festival: Mug Review

A new face does not mean a new life of Jacek in Mug, Małgorzata Szumowska's film, winner of the Silver Bear at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

La Belle et la Bête Review

La Belle et la Bête Review

One of the definitive adaptations of the well-known fairy tale, Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête is released on Blu-ray by the BFI.

The Last Waltz Review

The Last Waltz Review

Capturing the end of an era as well as several major musicians at their peak, The Last Waltz is one the great rock concert films.

Missing Believed Wiped twenty-fifth anniversary: Doctor Who, Morecambe and Wise, Basil Brush and More

Missing Believed Wiped twenty-fifth anniversary: Doctor Who, Morecambe and Wise, Basil Brush and More

For its twenty-fifth anniversary, Missing Believed Wiped at the BFI Southbank in London on 15 December, shows a selection of recently found British television, including material from Vince Hill, The Kinks, Basil Brush, Morecambe and Wise, Aretha Franklin and more, including a new animated mini-episode based on a lost Doctor Who.

Kler Review

Kler Review

Kler is a hard-hitting satire on corruption in the Catholic Church

DVD Review: Friday on My Mind

DVD Review: Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind, tells the story of The Easybeats, the great Australian rock band of the 1960s, in an engaging two-part miniseries.

The Go-Betweens: Right Here Review

The Go-Betweens: Right Here Review

The Go-Betweens were a band whose influence was far greater than their commercial success. This documentary tells their story.