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> The light and darkness war: The Empire Strikes Back

   A new assessment of the sombre power of the sequel to Star Wars


> Action/reaction: John McTiernan

   Analysis of three films from a master action director


> Fragments of… Blade Runner: Tears in rain

   Lost words and stories - one of five pieces on the film across this site


Daniel Craig as James Bond -


  > Casino Royale 

     An audacious and effective reworking of Bond on film


  > Quantum of Solace 

     The incoherent second appearance disappoints


  > Skyfall

     A triumph of resurrection from a rendezvous with death      


     > Raising hell: Building the world of Skyfall 

        Uncovering architectural illusions in the film's making


  > Spectre

     A disappointing retread of the past bodes poorly for the future


  > No Time to Die

     Craig's Swann song confirms the prediction 


Michael Mann -


  > Penumbra: Michael Mann’s twilight world

     Light and shade in the film-maker’s contemporary crime stories


  > Abort, retry, fail? Blackhat  

     Ghosts in the machine corrupt this cyberthriller


  > White/Heat: Raoul Walsh and Michael Mann

     One city, two crime films, two directors, five decades apart


> Kaleidoscope: Editing Rollerball's Multivision sequences

   Exclusive Brian Smedley-Aston in conversation





  + more than 75 film reviews on the blog pages

Chris Rogers  |  Writer on architecture and visual culture

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