Asked to choose my favourite musical for a Guardian roundup, I plumped for Gold Diggers of 1933. Of course!
For the Guardian’s Hear Me Out series, in which critics defend unloved films, I wrote a short hymn to Crossroads, … More
For the Guardian, I chose my favourite movie moment of the year, and my favourite underseen movie. one comes courtesy … More
I have co-written a book about a fascinating research project, which managed to identify lost films by early filmmakers from … More
For the Guardian’s “What I am really watching …” series, I discussed my rather quaint addiction to David Lynch’s laidback … More
I wrote this feature for the Guardian’s G2 section about how Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Hollywood manipulates film history.
For the Guardian’s series in which film writers tackle the classics they have never seen, I watched Fellini’s 8½. Here’s … More
The Guardian asked me to recommend one movie that is streaming without a rental fee on both sides of the … More
I interviewed the actor Paul McGann about his passion for silent cinema, for the Guardian.
For the Guardian, I wrote about the campaign to name an alley in Hollywood after the slapstick directors who filmed … More