Month: September 2014

The Lost Photographer: Dennis Hopper’s Photographs at the Royal Academy

Uneasy Rider: Dennis Hopper’s photographs were taken at a time when he was blacklisted by Hollywood Royal Academy until 19 October. Given how his hell-raising antics in many ways came to overshadow the image of his career on both sides of the camera (they certainly influenced many of his performances and casting decisions), it might […]

Down by Jarmusch: thoughts on Down by Law and the films of Jim Jarmusch as the BFI celebrates his career

A stranger in paradise: Jim Jarmusch has been making films his way for thirty years Down by Law and other Jim Jarmusch films play this September at BFI Southbank as part of “Jim Jarmusch and his Friends” Season. Down by Law USA 1986 107 min, Digital, 12A  RATING: ★★★★☆ This September, the BFI gives over one of […]

Scalarama 2014: Cigarette Burns and Psychotronic Cinema bring Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left back to UK screens

1972, US, 84 minutes. Playing as part of Scalarama 2014. See here for screening details nation-wide. RATING ★★★★★ Originally banned in the UK and seeing only a limited home video release and the odd public showing in the mid 00s, director Wes Craven’s 1972 debut The Last House on the Left (produced by Sean S. […]

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