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  • Withnail and I, & I: Growing Up With A Cult Classic

    Over thirty years on, time has been kind to "Withnail and I". It has aged like one of Uncle Monty's fine wines and now graces many lists of the best British films ever made.

    This week Lee Adams, our very own Withnail, I and Uncle Monty, takes a very personal look back at Bruce Robinson's deadpan masterpiece.

  • The Rise of the Franchise, A Grumpy Green Ogre and Yellow Budgie-Smugglers: 2001 in Retrospect

    Is it really two decades since Lord of the Rings, Shrek and Harry Potter hit the big screen?

    This week our resident film guru, Lee Adams, looks back at the cinematic year that was 2001.

    Enjoy!

  • 10 Weird And Wonderful Films That Will Get You Hooked On Czech Cinema

    If your lock-downs have been like ours, you have binged watched everything that Netflix has to offer and have wrung the dregs out of your Prime Video subscription. Perhaps it is time for something new?

    This week, our resident 'British film critic abroad' Lee Adams takes us on a journey through his favourite Czech film oddities.

    Check them out! (I know, awful pun.)

  • The Film Behind The Poster - Lolita (1962)

    In our blog series “The Film Behind The Poster”, we select a favourite from our collection of guaranteed original vintage movie posters and take a good look at the film that the poster promoted.

    In this, the fourth in the series, we have chosen a stunning linen-backed one sheet poster for Stanley Kubrick's 1962 controversial tour de force, "Lolita".

  • The Film Behind The Poster - The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

    In our blog series “The Film Behind The Poster”, we select a favourite from our collection of guaranteed original vintage movie posters and take a good look at the film that the poster accompanied.

    In this, the third in the series, we have chosen one of our stunning French ‘Grande’ posters, for 1951's “The Day The Earth Stood Still”...

  • The Film Behind The Poster - Reach For The Sky (1956)

    In our "Film Behind The Poster" blog posts, we select a poster from our Catalogue of original movie posters and take a look at the film that it was produced to promote. In this, the second of the series, we explore 1956's "Reach for the Sky” and learn about the legendary Douglas Bader...

  • The Film Behind The Poster - The Brighton Strangler (1945)

    Here at Art of the Movies, the visual impact of a poster is the first thing we look for. Some that we stumble across, are for long forgotten films that we haven't heard of before. We don't see that as a problem - if we love the art, we buy the poster!

    In this series of blog posts, we select a poster from our Catalogue of original movie posters and take a look at the film that it was produced to promote First up, 1945's "The Brighton Strangler"...