In Conversation with Dolores Tierney

Emilio Fernández and Roberto Gavaldón are two of the great directors of Mexican Cinema´s Golden Age. Dolores Tierney is an internationally renown film scholar who has written an important book on the work of Fernández, Emilio Fernández: Pictures in the Margins, and who has also written extensively on Gaváldon. If Fernández´films are already well known,... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Martha Shearer on ‘New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets’.

I so loved reading Marthat Shearer´s New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets that I wanted to talk to its author to find out some more about it whilst hopefully also drawing attention to the work. The result is the podcast below: https://soundcloud.com/user-766042506/in-conversation-with-martha-shearer-on-new-york-city-and-the-hollywood-musical In the podcast Martha and I talk about the origins... Continue Reading →

Richard Dyer at Flatpack

A conversation with Richard Dyer to mark the 50th anniversary of his move to Birmingham, where he lived for most of his adult life and where he produced much of his celebrated work. Many thanks to Ian Francis and Flatpack for their foresight in marking the occasion. I too had the foresight to ask whether... Continue Reading →

A Conversation with Kieron Corless

A wide-ranging conversation with Kieron Corless, Deputy Editor of Sight and Sound on the magazine itself and issues that arise from it: What is film criticism? What is good criticism? What is the changing function of criticism? How has the digital turn affected not only what cinema is and how we see it but also what... Continue Reading →

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