Tag: bfi

BFI / Flipside release Lunch Hour (1962)

Details of the new releases from the BFI offshoot Flipside have landed, with Lunch Hour being the first of the new releases for April. Based on a John Mortimer play, Lunch Hour, from 1962, stars Shirley Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning) as a young designer on the brink […]

The Jokers at the NFT reviewed

We flagged up a screening of The Flipside presents The Jokers – and if you missed it, luckily for you, the Scenester didn't – he went along to review the event. Back in 1967, Michael Winner wasn't an annoying food critic and car insurance salesman, he was producing interesting Brit […]

Brighton Rock + Q&A at NFT

Ahead of the full cinema release, there's a preview in January of the remake of Brighton Rock in London. Of course, its a new adaptation of the Graham Green tale, this time set in the 1960s and amongst the mods of the era. Is it as good as the Boulting […]

Private Road at NFT reviewed

Everyone knows about Bronco Bullfrog, but what you might not know is that the same writer/director (Barney Platts-Mills) has other movies in his back catalogue, including Private Road. The Scenester went to see it at the NFT, a rare screening of this 1971 flick and a chance to meet the […]

Mulberry Bush – DVD/Blu-ray details

We said it was coming, now we have full details of the BFI's DVD and Blu-ray release of Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush. According to the BFI, this 1968 coming of age cult classic is released on 13th September 2010, with the first-time disc release offered 'fully uncut […]

Steve McQueen at the BFI

Another month, another season at London's BFI – this time, focusing on Steve McQueen. Titles range from his '60s classics like The Great Escape and Bullit through to McQueen's later character work, as in Papillon – al complete with trademark McQueen cool. The season runs throughout August, check out over […]

Brian Clemens at the BFI

One of Britain's leading cult TV (and movie) writers is celebrating 50 years of doing what he does – which makes it the perfect time for a Brian Clemens retrospective at the BFI. His shows include the likes of Danger Man, The Avengers, The Champions, Adam Adamant Lives! and later […]

The Party's Over (1963) reviewed

A much sought-after 60s cult classic has finally been issued/reissued by the BFI/Flipside – Guy Hamilton's The Party's Over. Set in the early 60s, the movie focuses on a group of London beatniks going by the name of The Pack and headed up by Moise (oliver Reed) and with an […]