Category: A critic’s ABC

A critic’s ABC. Musings on a life in film.

C for Cannes

As far as the quality of films is concerned, few in their right minds would deny that Cannes is the best festival in the world. There may be good Cannes and disappointing Cannes. But what is indisputable is that no

B for Buñuel, Bergman, Bollywood & Berlin

As The Guardian film critic, in the good old days when you could go around the world watching movies provided you didn’t spend much of the paper’s very limited money, I had breakfast with Howard Hawks, lunch with Luis Buñuel,

A for Adult

It seems a long time ago, but I remember being a member of The Guardian cricket team touring California in the seventies and, being the film critic of the paper at the time, was constantly pressed to take the team