Filmmaking and the filmmaking process has been a favourite topic of writers and directors since the early days of this craft. Sometimes reverent, but more often irreverent, of the industry they work in, often resulting in bristling insider humour not found in rank and file productions... Right: John Turturro stars in the Coen Brothers' brilliant 'Barton Fink'.

Tropic Thunder ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

Director: Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McB...

Ben Stiller directs and stars in this riotous Hollywood satire with Steve Coogan as a desperate director trying to make his Vietnam opus. Among the pa... Read more

Ulysses' Gaze (1995)

Director: Theo Angelopoulos
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Erland Josephson, Maia Morgenstern

Recounts the odyssey of an American filmmaker (Harvey Keitel) who returns to his Greek hometown after 35 years to pursue a dream of finding three reel... Read more

Valentino (1977)

Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Carol Kane, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Rudolf Nureyev, Seymour Cassel, Fel...

In 1926, the tragic and untimely death of silent screen star Rudolph Valentino caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to co... Read more

Vampire Diary (2007)

Director: Mark James, Phil O'Shea
Starring: Anna Walton, Morven Macbeth, Jamie Thomas King, Kate Sissons, Justin McDonald, K...

Whilst making a documentary about the so-called 'weekend vampire' phenomenon sweeping London clubs, filmmaker Holly meets the highly enigmatic and bea... Read more

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992)

Director: Arnold Glassman, Stuart Samuels, Todd McCarthy
Starring: Haskell Wexler, Vittorio Storaro, Michael Chapman

A fascinating tribute to the art of the cinematographer, from the silent era via the revolutionary deep focus of 'Citizen Kane' to some of the more ex... Read more

Wag the Dog (1997)

Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Anne Heche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, William...

After a presidential scandal erupts two weeks before election day, Robert De Niro is the spin doctor called to the White House to deflect press attent... Read more

What Just Happened (2008)

Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Bruce Willis, John Turturro, Robin...

A satirical swipe at Tinseltown with Robert De Niro as Ben, a struggling movie producer who has just gone through his second divorce, and feels his so... Read more

Wim Wenders on Film: Lightning Over Water / The State of Things / A Trick of the Light (1995)

Director: Wim Wenders

Three overlooked gems from the iconic German filmmaker. 'Lightning Over Water (Nick's Movie)' is a heart-wrenching document of the last days of Wende... Read more

Wonderland (2003)

Director: James Cox
Starring: Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth, Lisa Kudrow, Josh Lucas, Tim Blake Nelson, Dylan McDe...

Val Kilmer turns in a stunning performance as porn legend John Holmes in this gritty drama that offers two versions of the controversial events of Jul... Read more