Nick Cooke explores the background to the cinema-related poems in Anthony Costello’s new collection
Matteo Garrone’s latest film has been warmly received by critics. It is a retelling of some of Giambattista Basile’s 16th Century, Neapolitan fairy tales which formed the source material for many of Perrault’s and the Grimm brothers’ stories.
Here’s a new film not to be missed from the BAFTA nominated directors of ‘Black Pond,’ Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley. The film was first shown at the beginning of May 2016 at PictureHouse Central, Piccadilly as part of the London Comedy Film Festival, which promoted the film as being: filled with wit, melancholy and surreal breath-taking images. It’s one of the boldest and most beautiful British films in years.
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs draws together his impressions of a novel multi-media show that combines poetry music and film.
Thomas Ovans enjoys an evening at the theatre which recalls a golden age of cinema.
This exhibition brings together two artists successful in their own eras. Each works in a different medium yet both are similar in pushing artistic boundaries.
Emma Lee admires Claire Crowther’s skilful use of appropriately restrictive forms in her poetic homage to silent cinema – and finds also that this pocket-size chapbook is generously packed with images and information.
London Grip speculates about some film ideas which, sadly, never proceeded beyond the concept stage…
Shot in black and white and set in a grimy Little Italy, the neo-realism of the street reveals a vision of immigrants crawling out of poverty and finding some way of making it or being destroyed by the struggle for success in America.
There is a quadruple bill of Maigret films currently at the Barbican. I caught this one made in 1958. It’s an expressionist love story to a nostalgic vision of the Marais district in Paris in the late 50s.
Rosemary Norman describes how she collaborates with video-maker Stuart Pound to make films from her own poems.
Thomas Ovans glances back at the ITV series of Poirot adventures which recently came to an end