Be servile, or die. During the 1930s Catholic agencies set to reshape Hollywood’s films, creating a cultural product that presented exemplars of pro-Catholic sexual virtues. Alexander McGregor, author of The Catholic Church in Hollywood, explains how and why.
This month sees the release of our book on the much maligned, but also much loved Mamma Mia! The Movie, so it seems a good time for Melanie Williams to revisit the film with specific reference to female authorship.
Tarantino’s Django Unchained has renewed interest in Italy’s westerns of the 1960s. But what are these films about? Austin Fisher argues that labelling them as ‘political’ overlooks their complexity of engagement.
Lee Unkrich and Roger Erik Tinch.