Posts by Adam Scovell

Five essential Orson Welles films for each decade of his career

By Adam Scovell

Revisiting the iconic director’s work every 10 years, from Too Much Johnson to Touch of Evil.

Why Bringing Up Baby is my favourite classic Hollywood comedy

By Adam Scovell

Howard Hawks’ screwball is one of the first truly great sound comedies.

How Cleo from 5 to 7 portrays a city under the female gaze

By Adam Scovell

A curiosity in the everyday powers Agnès Varda’s masterful second feature.

Why George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead still gets under our skin

By Adam Scovell

Released 50 years ago, the director’s lo-fi debut is filled with potent imagery and political resonance.

In praise of Night of the Demon: Jacques Tourneur’s proto-folk horror

By Adam Scovell

The director’s 1957 occult classic continues to cast a long, sinister shadow over horror cinema.

How In a Lonely Place deconstructed misogyny in Hollywood

By Adam Scovell

Nicholas Ray’s 1950 tale of male power, anger and violence is receiving a timely theatrical re-run.

Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and the art of the chase

By Adam Scovell

How the director’s mastery of space and location created the famous crop-duster sequence.

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