Peter Sellers in  Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick’s biting cold war satire which is re-issued in cinemas next week some 55 years after its initial theatrical run, is ar(...)

John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in John Ford’s film, The Searchers. “Ford and Wayne forged an identity for America that lasted for decades.” Photograph: AP/Warner Bros

My older brother Michael taught me many things. He taught me to hold vinyl records gingerly at the edges, so I wouldn’t smudge them, and how to wipe (...)

Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan. This fitfully amusing comedy is now majorly compromised by its May-December romancing

It’s one of modern cinema’s greatest overtures: George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, played by the New York Philharmonic, blazes across cinematographer(...)

Acting crazy: Jack Nicholson as Randle  McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

You just can’t argue with the place which One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest holds in cinema history. In the 42 years since Miloš Forman’s film premiered(...)

Academt-Award nominee Benjamin Cleary: “It’s definitely been good for getting into interesting meetings.(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

You have to feel a little sorry for Benjamin Cleary. In any ordinary year, an Oscar nomination for best live-action short would secure him a place on(...)

The General
The General

Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) is a simple soul. He loves the locomotive he drives and he loves his sweetheart, Annabelle Lee. Sadly, a misunderstanding(...)