Criterion Review: The Tragedy of Macbeth

★★★★★ In one of the special supplements on the Criterion Collection’s release of Roman Polanski’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, the director describes the joy of adapting The Bard. “It’s a little bit like jazz,” he says, “where you have a theme and you can improvise upon this theme.” This perfectly Continue Reading


Criterion Review: Speedy

★★★★☆ Watching Ted Wilde’s silent comedy Speedy is like reading a palimpsest coloured by layer upon layer of nostalgia. In the first instance, there is the veritable nostalgia of watching any and all silent cinema. Speedy is the standard-bearer for pre-talkies in the first wave of UK releases by the Continue Reading