❉ Andrew Nette’s excellent monograph of Norman Jewison’s film is “one of the best examples of critical writing I’ve ever had the privilege of enjoying”.
❉ DON’T GO INTO THE CELLAR, as they said on Rentaghost.
❉ Sidney Hayers’ 1971 thriller boasts a number of familiar names in fresh-faced early roles, including James Cosmo, Lesley-Anne Down, and David Essex making his second screen appearance.
❉ Queen’s music is a fundamental part of the texture of Flash Gordon, an artful fusion of sound and vision, writes Don Klees.
❉ Pure entertainment at its morbidly violent best, with a style and sense of place that no other British horror film since then has managed to capture. Mind the doors…
❉ If you’re a fan of Burt Reynolds’ work, this little gem will remind you why he was such a dominating box-office force for so many years, writes Nick Clement.
❉ Does this Scandi-noir thriller live up the promise of its intriguing premise? Iain MacLeod pines for the fjords.
❉ Jon Arnold on the not-so-jolly green giant’s TV movie trilogy, the first small steps towards a Marvel cinematic universe.
❉ Glen McCulla waxes lyrical on master of illusion Georges Méliès and the origins of cinema.
❉ This black and white Portuguese horror is a game of two halves, Iain MacLeod finds.