June 2021

Petrie: Mystic Pizza (1988)

June 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like the breathless yearning of 80s coming-of-age films – and there’s no 80s coming-of-age film quite like Mystic Pizza, Donald Petrie’s [...]

Hathaway: Niagara (1953)

June 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

During the 1950s, the emergence of television put pressure on cinema to reassert itself as a cultural spectacle. Directors and producers responded with all kinds of [...]

Wyler: Detective Story (1951)

June 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

During the late 40s and early 50s, film noir started to shift towards systems narratives – stories that retained the claustrophobic doom of classical noir, but transplanted [...]

Miller: No Good Deed (2014)

June 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

The black erotic thrillers of the late 00s and mid 10s were typically studies in black female middle-class anxiety – and none more so than No Good Deed. Set mainly over one [...]