Downfall charts Hitler’s final days in his bunker, and ‘creates the most authentic sense of claustrophobia and apprehension that has ever graced a cinema screen’, according to James Walkerdine. Find out why he holds it in hight esteem
3D is the latest, and potentially clumsiest and least effective in the cinema’s attempts to wow an audience with images, says James Walkerdine. The development of the Cinema of Attractions to 3D is one of technological attraction -but if 3D is so good why keep 2D?
The opening of the films of the life of criminal Jacques Mesrine, played by Vincent Cassell, Killer Instinct and Pulbic Enemy Number 1, highlights the merging of fact and fiction. James Walkerdine explores further
James Walkerdine loves the remakes of The Fly and The Thing, but refuses to watch the remake of The Ring; Dark Water or The Grudge. And what about Hitchcock and Haneke, who remade their own films. James investigates
Cornwall’s James Walkerdine investigates the British New Wave and Lindsay Anderson’s if… which shied away from focusing on the working class but analysed how the upper-class exist and function, while at the same time it exposes the humility, brutalism and oppression that boarding school brought during Swinging Britain.