I wrote a feature for the Guardian about the relative freedoms afforded to female film stars on-screen in the Pre-code … More
I have curated a BFI Southbank retrospective of the silent star Asta Nielsen. The season kicked off with my lecture, … More
End-of-year list time at the Guardian. Here are my contributions to the underseen movies and best movie moments roundups.
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