Culture
17 November 2003
In April 1894, the world's first Kinetoscope Parlor opened at 1155 Broadway, in New York City. The Kinetoscope was a...
Culture
10 November 2003
As Michael Hofmann makes clear in the introduction to his excellent new translation of Ernst Junger's book Storm of...
Film
03 November 2003
The movie Seabiscuit is for those like me who tend to feel that "they don't make them like that any more" - because...
Books
27 October 2003
A river runs through it. Or so the film director John Boorman would have us believe. At the age of 16, after camping...
Film
27 October 2003
Nobody is surprised when a wine costing less than a fiver tastes like paint stripper; but you might have cause for...
Culture
20 October 2003
''I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to...
Culture
13 October 2003
Based on a graphic novel entitled Lone Wolf and Cub, six Japanese films about a samurai assassin and former shogun...
Culture
06 October 2003
I have always rather enjoyed Titus Andronicus, and those who doubt its Shakespearean provenance should bear in mind its...
Film
29 September 2003
I hate "coming of age" movies. Mostly, I suspect, this is because it is almost 30 years since I came of age myself....
Film
22 September 2003
Years ago, in the days when Clive James was fronting a programme about cinema on ITV, I used to think of the entrance...
Culture
15 September 2003
Ever since seeing Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), I have been more than a little wary of our so-called feathered friends...
Books
15 September 2003
On 23 August 79AD, Pompeii looked like any other prosperous city in the Roman empire. People were moving about, trading...
Politics
08 September 2003
London. Michaelmas term not yet begun, and Lord Hutton sitting in Court 73 at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand...
Film
08 September 2003
Remember Roman Holiday? Who has not been to the portico of Santa Maria in Cosmedin and copied the scene where Gregory...
Film
01 September 2003
Charlie Chaplin first played the little tramp for which he is best remembered in 1914. By Chaplin's own account, Mack...

Pages