Mehboob’s AAN (1952) – Indian Cinema’s entry into Europe

This latest piece on Aan is part of an on going series of tentative writings and research on the films of Mehboob Khan - earlier posts have focused on Roti and Aurat. Directed and produced by Mehboob Khan, Aan is recognised as a classic of Hindi cinema. I have fond memories of Aan from my… Continue reading Mehboob’s AAN (1952) – Indian Cinema’s entry into Europe

KNIGHTRIDERS (George Romero, 1981, US) – Knights of the Realm

George Romero's reputation as a director is predicated on the Dead films. Although this may sound like a resolutely conventional introduction to Romero, this is an observation which has been determined by a specific discourse privileging the processes of film cannonisation that have in turn created an ellipsis of sorts in the way we discuss… Continue reading KNIGHTRIDERS (George Romero, 1981, US) – Knights of the Realm