Film history: Focus on film criticism

From the very beginning of movies, at the time when Thomas Alva Edison’s little toy gave birth to […]

When you wish upon a star: Audrey Hepburn’s early years in her native Elsene, near Brussels

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, as Audrey Kathleen Ruston, in Elsene near Brussels. Her father, […]

Film director Jacques Feyder: Hollywood’s starmaker from—once again—Elsene, Brussels

European film directors at work in Hollywood silents, early 20th century. It was pretty common, and there were […]

Film history: Focus on “The Hollywood Ten”

In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) held the first series of hearings into alleged communist propaganda […]

Nostalgia: It’s not what it used to be

By using vintage postcards, old black and white stills and archival photographs, these books recreate the past of […]

Film history: Focus on The Roaring Twenties

Richard Dyer MacCan (b. 1945) is a British academic and author of several film books and essays who […]