Posts by Paul Risker

How Martin Scorsese’s faith informed his most iconic characters

By Paul Risker

Silence isn’t the first occasion when the director’s obsession with religion has been at the fore.

Is this the most subversive femme fatale in movie history?

By Paul Risker

How a young actress named Googie Withers stole the show in British noir Pink String and Sealing Wax.

Why Strangers on a Train is a masterpiece of suspenseful storytelling

By Paul Risker

A new film staring Oscar Isaac got us thinking about Alfred Hitchcock’s classic tale of duplicity and intrigue.

A brief history of America according to the Coen brothers

By Paul Risker

Hail, Caesar! is the latest entry into the directors’ career-long reframing of their country’s storied past.

How Mean Streets changed the face of American cinema

By Paul Risker

With Martin Scorsese’s seminal crime drama finally out on Blu-ray, we gauge the film’s enduring influence.

Why Carl Theodor Dreyer is one of cinema’s greatest ever directors

By Paul Risker

To mark the release of the BFI’s new Blu-ray collection, revisit four works by the Danish master.

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