Tag Archives: Alan Clarke

My Beautiful Laundrette

I’ve long since said that if you want to know what life in 1980s Britain was like, what it felt like, looked like and sounded like, then there is really only two films to check out: one of them is Alan Clarke’s Rita, Sue and

Stormy Monday

It would probably be impossible to make a genuinely anti-American film; as with rock and roll, the USA has contributed so much to the history of the art form that any political stance has to be tempered by the sheer cultural debt. Mike Figgis’s debut

Cinema Eclectica’s Best Home Video of 2016

As well as reviewing the latest releases, our in-house movie podcast, Cinema Eclectica, also acts as your guide to the increasingly labyrinthine home video market. The idea of collecting films isn’t quite the mainstream thing it once was, the rise of streaming and VOD services

Cinema Eclectica 72 – Nice to Eat you to Eat you Nice

Weird revelations aplenty on this week’s show. In Off The Shelf we look at Frankenheimer’s subversive classic “Seconds”, forgotten early Altman in “The Cold Day in the Park”, Alan Clarke’s dense folk minefield “Penda’s Fen”, and “99 Homes” – a film that was lost under