Christopher Silvester

This is a starkly different interpretation on the proliferation of written constitutions and rams it home with cogency and panache

To get a handle on African cinema, watch Mandabi

Christopher Silvester on films of faith and the canonisation of three children’s divine visions

The first title in Yale University’s highly regarded “Jewish Lives” series to be devoted to a murderous scoundrel

Christopher Silvester on a documentary with a solely animalistic cast

Director Betrand Tavernier was able to admire both blacklisted directors and those who named names

From digital streaming to diversity, Christopher Silvester rounds up the longest ever awards season

A new history of movie directors is full of insight, felicitous phrases and subtle put-downs

Christopher Silvester shows how Konchalovsky has one of the strangest careers in world cinema

Christopher Silvester reveals how this biography of Robert Maxwell is a skilfully constructed page-turner