Steve McQueen: Wore his own clothes

Just last week, Jack Lyon, among the few remaining veterans of the escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, died at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea. A former R(...)

Fiona Glascott: When I’m away from London, I miss it.

Favourite current book? I just read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. It’s about an old lady in America who’s in her 60s or 70s. The book is (...)

Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 film

John Carpenter had only shot and scored two semi-obscure features when the film producer Irwin Yablans came to him with a proposal: make a low-budget (...)

While unkind caricatures of “cat ladies” focus on loneliness and social awkwardness, the man who lives alone with a cat is more often portrayed as an out-and-out psychopath

This week I will stand up for a sector of society that has never been allowed proper respect: I am a man who lives alone with a cat and I don’t care w(...)

Wake in Fright 1:44

En route to Sydney to visit his girlfriend, schoolteacher John Grant (Gary Bond) stops off in “the Yabba”, a muscular, menacing outback town. A bou(...)

Mr Freedom: Who needs subtlety when we’ve got angry sloganeering?
Review: Mr Freedom

Clad in starred-and-striped cod-quarterback regalia, Mr Freedom (John Abbey) takes aim at an African-American family dinner before travelling to la(...)