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Five Vampire Movies You Might Not Have Seen

A staple in cinema for decades, the vampire movie is a genre that is constantly being rejuvenated with fresh blood. Michael Guarneri looks to Italian cinema to introduce five vintage vampire movies you might not have seen. 1) L’ultima preda…

Ellroy and Me

By Nathan Ashman It was 2006 and James Ellroy was in the midst of penning the much anticipated third volume in his ‘Underworld USA Trilogy’, an epic criminal history of post-war America. I, meanwhile, was just about to begin my…

New Realism book cover

Making of ‘New Realism’

Explore how the recently published New Realism: Contemporary British Cinema by David Forrest came to be. The writing of a book begins with conversations, and this one was no different. In 2015, I was invited to a film festival in…

Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered

Sixties British Cinema – Reconsidered!

Read Laura Mayne’s overview of the new book Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered, which re-evaluates a critically neglected period in British film history. Has here been any decade more inconsistent in the public imagination than the 1960s? Lived recollections of the…

Love across the Atlantic: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Love Across the Atlantic

Read on to catch a glimpse of one of the chapters from Love Across the Atlantic: US-UK Romance in Popular Culture, edited by Barbara Jane Brickman, Deborah Jermyn and Theodore Louis Trost. Earlier this year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry…