They’re releasing the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn musical Funny Face. Cue a post for the Guardian fashion site on its impeccable fashion credentials.
Better late than never, the Sight & Sound Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013 poll is here, including my own contribution
The March 2014 issue of Sight & Sound contains the magazine’s annual obituaries roundup. I contributed a short piece on Joan Fontaine, star of Rebecca and Letter from an Unknown Woman, who died last year.
This year, Chaplin-philes are celebrating the Centenary of the Tramp. The Slapstick festival in Bristol kicked off the UK party – I went along, then came back and filed this piece for the Guardian Film site.
After the lecture I gave there in 2012, I am back at the Barts Pathology Museum in January 2014, introducing a short series of silent films. Each Wednesday this month, they are showing a different silent film, all of which have been specially chosen to have a connection with the medical research and education that goes on there. More details here.
For the February edition of Sight & Sound, I reviewed the gorgeous Masters of Cinema release of William Wellman’s Wings (1927) and the new Milestone Films disc celebrating Baby Peggy with a documentary, The Elephant in the Room, and a short anthology of her films.
I was honoured to be asked on to Radio 4′s Film Programme to talk about teenagers on film with Francine Stock and Kim Newman. The episode will be broadcast on Boxing Day 2013.