Christopher Fowler
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Martin Scorsese has recently been in London promoting his wonderful film 'Hugo' (see review on this site) and introducing another restored Powell & Pressburger film, 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'. Powell & Pressburger's films are impossible to define - each one is unique and special, and fits no clear demographic. 'The Red Shoes' (think 'Black Swan' without the whining, blood and vomit)…
Christopher Fowler
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Ken Russell, iconoclastic director of 'Women In Love', 'The Devils' and 'Tommy' has died at the age of 84. The archetypal naughty boy, he directed BBC biographies of musicians that gave way to excessive satires and biographies, including 'The Music Lovers' (Tchaikovsky), Liszt ('Lizstomania'), Valentino, Mahler and Isadora Duncan. Much of his work remains unavailable on DVD. Russell was about to…
director & film
Christopher Fowler
Writer and critic Kim Newman not only does the best Victorian Gentleman impersonation in the country, he's also one of the world's leading experts on horror movies. To celebrate the launch of Kim's essential horror volume 'Nightmare Movies' (published 18 April), Newman and fellow horror expert Mark Kermode take to the stage of the National Film Theatre on April 29th for an illustrated conversation…