Containment is a new, independent British thriller movie, about to start shooting. Written by David Lemon, and directed by the award-winning Neil West, Containment is in a great tradition of virus thrillers such as 28 Days Later, Right at Your Door, Outbreak, and The Crazies. It boasts a fantastic

Part three in an occasional series on film visual style in the movies I love. As far as ‘ten greatest ever’ – well, the ones that were on my mind when I was putting this together. The link throughout is an appreciation of production design, cinematography, or any other defining visual characteristic – it’s purely

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. There are so many incredible images associated with this film it’s difficult to know where to start or stop, but the ones that generally stick in my mind are those that highlight the amazing set design, and the lovely update of the 60′s air travel experience to space. One

Syd Mead designed the world I want to live in – a beautiful retro-futuristic mash up of Mid 20th Century Modern and Jetsons-style sci-fi. He is one of those talents that come only once or twice in a generation. The best of his images blend a 60′s creative optimism, with his industrial designer’s understanding of

Ok so how can you really say what the ten best looking movies of all time are? Of course you can’t. But these are ten that have resonated with me for various reasons.

Far from a comprehensive list and in no particular order, the link throughout is an appreciation of production design, cinematography, or any

Back to 1967 again with this. Billion Dollar Brain was Michael Caine’s third turn as spy Harry Palmer, and the film was directed by the great Ken Russell, apparently in what was his only director-for-hire outing.

The title sequence here was designed by Maurice Binder, on a sabbatical from the Bond sequences that made him