The BRWC Xmas 2022 Gift Guide!


The BRWC Xmas 2022 Gift Guide!

Film Buff: The Ultimate Movie Trivia Game – £12

The fast-paced, fun-filled game for film fans. Family-friendly; films of all genres and a huge variety of actors included. For one player or more – play in teams or aim to beat your highest solo score! Comes in a matt black, retro film box!

The Irishman: The Making of the Movie – £135

While a Blu-ray release of The Irishman isn’t guaranteed (though the forthcoming Roma release from The Criterion Collection has us hopeful), if one wants something tangible as it relates Martin Scorsese’s mob epic, a stunning new making-of book has arrived. While it’ll set you back a pretty penny, the 240-page book (with over 200 photos) features special on-set photography and studio portraits by Brigitte Lacombe, unit photography by Niko Tavernise, and a text by author and film critic Tom Shone. So, if you aren’t an awards voter that may be getting it for free, we’re glad it’s been made available to the public.

Cinephile: A Card Game

The ultimate card game for film nerds, movie geeks and cinephiles. One deck, 150 cards, multiple ways to play.

Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975 box set – £180

The Criterion Collection has a reputation for only releasing films that feel like homework. That distinction has never been entirely fair, but Criterion’s newest showstopper box set, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, should put it to rest entirely. Packaged in an oversized art book emblazoned with a pop-art illustration of the Big G spewing eyeball-singingly bright blue fire over a neon pink background, the set is as fun to flip through as it is to watch—and has a lot less filler. The films include 15 balsa-stomping adventures spanning two decades, ranging from the original, relatively serious Godzilla (1954) to the very silly All Monsters Attack (1969).

Criterion Designs Hardcover – £690

A lavishly illustrated coffee-table book celebrating thirty years of artwork from the Criterion Collection. The most exciting names in design and illustration today apply their talents to some of the most important and influential films of all time. This volume gathers highlights from designs commissioned by the Criterion Collection, featuring covers, supplemental art, and never-before-seen sketches and concept art plus a gallery of every Criterion cover since the collection’s first laserdisc in 1984. From avant-garde experiments to big-budget blockbusters, cult favorites to the towering classics of world cinema, the depth and breadth of what film can be is on display in these striking images. Whether painstakingly faithful re-creations or bold re-imaginings, the diverse designs collected here offer new ways for cinephiles and design aficionados alike to engage with the world’s greatest filmmakers.

Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.