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The Director’s Chair

Michael Moore

In part 8 of The Director’s Chair, Pete Turner brings us a closer look at the work of documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and asks us if he’s really an agent of change. More…

Michael Moore
Steven Spielberg

Paul Bullock looks back on the work of Steven Spielberg to find out why he’s making sure cinema is not just the greatest show on earth – but the most important one too. More…

Steven Spielberg
John Hughes

It’s been 4 years since John Hughes passed away on August 6th 2009. We take a look back on a handful of films he wrote and directed that went on to define a decade and influence generations to come. More…

John Hughes
Elia Kazan

In this month’s edition of The Director’s Chair we take a look at the work of Elia Kazan who brought us films we continue to study today in universities and fall in love with at movie houses. More…

Elia Kazan
Pedro Almodóvar

In this month’s edition of The Director’s Chair, Richa brings us a closer look at Pedro Almodóvar and the Fragile Female Psyche with Talk To Her, All About My Mother and Volver. More…

Pedro Almodóvar
Michael Mann

Tom Grieve takes a look at the work of Michael Mann and discusses how the director’s been embracing digital technology in the 21st century to produce a wholly new and breathtaking aesthetic. More…

Michael Mann
Stanley Kubrick

We return with The Director’s Chair this month to focus on one of the greatest filmmakers with a piece by Robert Bright, titled “Stanley Kubrick and the Rise of the Machines”. More…

Stanley Kubrick
Fritz Lang

This month’s Director’s Chair sees Andrew Latimer looking at “vigilantism” in the ‘Master of Darkness’ Fritz Lang’s stunning Expressionist classic, Metropolis. More…

Fritz Lang
Sergio Leone & The Man with No Name

In the final part of his look at the films of Sergio Leone, John tells us about the Man with No Name, who features in the first three of the director’s Westerns. More…

Sergio Leone & The Man with No Name
Sergio Leone & Women

In the second part of John Bleasdale’s look at the work of Sergio Leone in The Director’s Chair, the focus turns to misogyny and the representation of women in his films. More…

Sergio Leone & Women
Sergio Leone & The Game of Death

In Part 10 of The Director’s Chair, John brings us the first in his own three-part series looking at the work of Sergio Leone with For A Few Dollars More and Fistful Of Dollars. More…

Sergio Leone & The Game of Death
Darren Aronofsky

In part 9 of The Director’s Chair we bring you a closer look at the work of Darren Aronofsky, from Pi and Requiem For A Dream, to The Fountain and Black Swan. More…

Darren Aronofsky
Alfred Hitchcock

In part 7 of The Director’s Chair, television director, Norman Buckley, shares his thoughts on two of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, North By Northwest and The Birds. More…

Alfred Hitchcock
John Waters,The Filthy Auteur

Kevin McGreal brings us a close look at Auteur Theory and the work of writer and director John Waters, whose films include Hairspray, Pink Flamingos and Serial Mom. More…

John Waters,The Filthy Auteur
Oliver Stone

In Part 5 of The Director’s Chair, Jack brings us a look at three films by Oliver Stone; highlighting their differences and how they’re unified by his unique vision. More…

Oliver Stone

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