Archive for Sight & Sound

Triple Threat

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on June 14, 2021 by dcairns

Announcing the appearance of the latest Sight & Sound, with three little pieces in it by me, might seem to break the flow of Chaplin Week, which just got started yesterday.

But NO — while one piece deals with the legendary — and still going strong — Teruyo Nogami, Akira Kurosawa’s right-hand woman, the other two actually continue the Chaplin theme. One is a profile of the late, great Norman Lloyd, who acted for Chaplin and, better yet, played tennis with him. The other covers Charles D. Hall, Chaplin’s great production designer, and the subject of ONGOING STUDIES here at Shadowplay.

The Steele Dossier

Posted in FILM with tags , , on October 28, 2020 by dcairns

Barbara Steele, interviewed by Daniel Riccuito and I for Sight & Sound, now available to read ONLINE —


Cloak & Dagger, Sight & Sound

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , , , , on February 8, 2020 by dcairns

I make two appearances in the new Sight & Sound, with a favourable review of Luke Aspell’s clever monograph on Cronenberg’s SHIVERS, and a favourable review from Robert Hanks of my video essay extra on Masters of Cinema’s double-format CLOAK AND DAGGER (which you can glimpse at the 40 second mark, above).

This edition is guest-edited by Bong Joon Ho, whose PARASITE is the bee’s knees. But you don’t need me to tell you that.

I started counting the number of things I’m committed to writing at present, but I ran out of fingers, then toes, then brain cells. More on this soon.