The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1971)

Wim Wenders's second film was virtually out of circulation for over three decades. It's now been restored and will soon get a UK blu-ray release.  I was lucky to catch the restoration's UK premiere screening at London's historic Regent Street cinema. For Wenders fans it's a fascinating taste of the riches to come.

La Vérité (1960)

French director Henri-Georges Clouzot is nowadays best known for a pair of thrillers from the early 1950s, Les Diaboliques and the incredibly tense The Wages of Fear.  By contrast, La Vérité (The Truth) is almost forgotten despite a hugely successful release in France and showing the world that sex-kitten Brigitte Bardot can really act. A new restoration, shown… Continue reading La Vérité (1960)

78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (2017)

The shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 shocker Psycho is famous for its technical audacity, but does this two-minute sequence merit an entire 91 minute documentary?  This fascinating and insightful film left the audience wanting even more.