The Conversation

November 4th, 2011

The Conversation, when released in 1974, was a telling snapshot of the American zeitgeist. Against the backdrop of losing the Vietnam war and the revelations of the Watergate scandal, Gene Hackman’s “surveillance expert” (read phone tapper) Harry Caul appeared the […]

Zoetrope: Revisiting Coppolas Turbulent Film Studio

November 4th, 2011

As Studio Canal release three classic Zoetrope films, Rhythm Circus looks back on the mixed fortunes of the pioneering studio.

Apocalypse Now

May 19th, 2011

“The horror. The horror.” So utters General Kurtz (Marlon Brando) in his moment of dying, consolidating the essence of the Vietnam War and indeed, Francis Ford Coppola’s unmatched war epic Apocalypse Now. Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and Born on the […]


May 24th, 2010

71 years old he may be, but Francis Ford Coppola still knows how to have fun.  With his new film Tetro the ‘new Hollywood’ heavyweight reproduces some of the form he displayed in some of his 20th century masterpieces like […]