Retrospective Reviews

‘Anatomy of a Murder’ at 65 – Review - James Stewart and George C. Scott are a wonder to behold in Otto Preminger's strange, uneasy, and altogether brilliant courtroom drama 'Anatomy of a Murder' (1959). Review by Kieran Judge.
‘The Notebook’ at 20 – Review - 20 years on from the release of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams romance 'The Notebook', its pop culture significance is earned, its performances affecting. Review by Margaret Roarty.
‘The Lion King’ at 30 – Review - Three decades on, Disney Animation's 'The Lion King' remains a classic. The jewel in the Disney Renaissance crown is an untouchable icon of pop culture. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
True Romance (1993) Review - The iconic female protagonist steals the show in 'True Romance' (1993), the movie about two lovers on the run written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott. Review by Gala Woolley.
‘Chinatown’ at 50 – Review - Jack Nicholson owns every scene in 'Chinatown' (1974) which, at fifty years old, is timeless and a near-perfect example of the form. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
‘Tarzan’ at 25 – Review - 'Tarzan' (1999) arrived into cinemas at the peak of Disney Animation's powers, and presented a nuanced and creative take powered by a reputable Phil Collins soundtrack. Review by Rehana Nurmahi.



Looking for Eric (2009) Review - Social realist filmmaker Ken Loach turns to comedy for his 2009 football-adjacent film 'Looking for Eric', a memorable version of a recognisable story starring Eric Cantona. Review by Martha Lane.
‘Speed’ at 30 – Review - Jan de Bont's iconic action movie 'Speed', starring Keanu Reeves in one of the roles that made him an action star, serves as a reminder of what makes a movie unforgettable. Review by Margaret Roarty.
‘The Crow’ at 30 – Review - Alex Proyas film 'The Crow' is shaped by the death of lead actor Brandon Lee, but remains one of the most visually striking and deep comic book movies ever made. Review by Margaret Roarty.
‘Dial M for Murder’ at 70 – Review - Now 70 years old, Alfred Hitchcock's tense thriller 'Dial M for Murder' (1954), starring Grace Kelly, is a better picture than most other directors could dream of. Review by Kieran Judge.