Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

The Polish film poster

One of the ironies of Communism was that, while the West was in thrall to the Hollywood studios, Polish artists had the freedom to advertise US films with bold and arresting visuals

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

Katy Perry, Bernard Maybeck and the nuns

The singer is set on the Arts and Crafts architect’s 1927 covent in Los Feliz and has taken on the nuns to get it. Now the plot thickens as one of the nuns died in court last week. 

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:24

Hollywood Costume

A macabre display of famous film costumes at the V&A is underpinned by a surprising amount of scholarship, says Fatema Ahmed.

Published in Review
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: no signal

Has the mobile phone killed suspense? What would happen if our lone hero could get a signal? Will Wiles on the contemporary screenwriter's cellular agony

Published in Features
Thursday, 08 July 2010 14:40

The Hollywood Sign

When we think of cities we think of skylines, just as mappers in the Renaissance did when they drew bird’s eye views of towns dominated by church steeples.

Published in Icon of the Month