A Clockwork Orange

Outsiders & Eccentrics: London On Film

After finishing ‘Film Freak’ I realised that the book was more or less a requiem for popular British film, and that the only future for a national cinema seemed to lay in arthouse independents or films selling ‘Englishness’ to overseas audiences. Since then, all that has come to pass, with even the delightful ‘Paddington’ films […]

London Locations: Thamesmead Reinvented

This is an update on an article I ran seven years ago (I’m on holiday but yes, still providing content. A duty, I feel). Throughout the 1970s and 1980s it was all but impossible to film in London because of the ludicrous bureaucracy surrounding the buildings. Now, it’s becoming difficult again because of a different […]