David Lean
Features // 5 Articles
Reviews // 8 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

Exploring the Morality of Romance within 'Brief Encounter', 60 Years On
5 Nov 2015 // 9:00 PM

If rom-coms are the easiest way to zippily engage with the caprices of love and still find a happy ending, then romantic tragedies show the extent to which love can be ruinous, challenging, and largely unfulfilling.

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012
31 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.

//Reviews

Romance With a Stiff Upper Lip in 'Brief Encounter'
2 May 2016 // 7:30 AM

More than 60 years on, Brief Encounter, pitting love against conventions, continues to break hearts.

Victims of the Machine Inhabit 'A Passage to India'
20 Jun 2013 // 6:10 PM

All the characters are in thrall to their institutions, whether they be the English legal system in the case of Heaslop, of English-led colleges for Fielding, or the larger institution of the British Raj itself.

//Blogs

In One Word - EPIC!: 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (Blu-ray)
3 Nov 2010 // 7:04 AM

From the solid work by everyone in front of the lens to the tireless efforts of the throngs behind, you can see the breadth of vision in every single frame.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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