Posts by Adam Scovell

On Location: The house from Don’t Look Now

By Adam Scovell

The private residence featured in Nicolas Roeg’s iconic ’70s horror remains an idyllic, evocative setting.

Why I love Jean Seberg’s performance in Breathless

By Adam Scovell

The American star led something of a tragic life, but she will forever be remembered for her role in Jean-Luc Godard’s debut feature.

On Location: The neo-Gothic cathedral from 1976’s The Omen

By Adam Scovell

Visiting Guilford Cathedral, the grand, eerie centrepiece of Richard Donner’s horror classic.

How Twelve Monkeys built on the legacy of La Jetée and Vertigo

By Adam Scovell

Themes of memory and death lie at the heart of Terry Gilliam’s dystopian time travel saga.

On Location: The Dalston house at the heart of Mike Leigh’s Naked

By Adam Scovell

Despite the widespread gentrification of east London, this quiet street appears much as it did in 1993.

The Fallen Idol is one of the great films about the loss of childhood innocence

By Adam Scovell

Carol Reed’s 1948 classic captures the transition to adulthood in all its contradictions and hypocrisies.

The psychosexual pleasures of David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers

By Adam Scovell

The director’s tale of twin gynecologists is a gory study of the relationship between the physical and mental self.

On Location: The brutalist tower blocks of A Clockwork Orange

By Adam Scovell

Visiting the southeast London estate featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film makes for a dystopian experience.

The dark heart of Powell and Pressburger’s The Red Shoes

By Adam Scovell

The British filmmaking pair’s 1948 masterpiece is an elegant ballet of myth and fairy tale.

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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