Blogathons

The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon has arrived!

From the amount of participants that we have for this Blogathon, it is very clear that the late, great Christopher Plummer may be gone, but not forgotten. We have a variety of films that have been and will be covered this weekend. So without further chatter from me, let us get right to the entries.… Continue reading The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon has arrived!

Blogathons

Announcing The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon

When you talk about actors who had such enduring careers that they were able to transition from the studio ruled cinema of the 20th century to the varied fare of the 21st century, you would be utterly remiss to exclude the legendary Christopher Plummer. He received worldwide fame for his role as the cantankerous Captain… Continue reading Announcing The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon

Blogathons, Bond. James Bond., Period Dramas, Uncategorized

You’re the Top!: Diana Rigg in “Evil Under the Sun” (1982)

My late father was French-Mauritian, a distinction that he always made very clear to people. And I think that is perhaps why he was such a devotee of Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective. My father took great delight in the parts where British characters insulted Poirot by calling him a French so and so, and… Continue reading You’re the Top!: Diana Rigg in “Evil Under the Sun” (1982)

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Passion and Perseverance: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Jane Austen is one of the greatest, and most influential, authors to ever live. Her six completed novels have been translated into about thirty five languages, and Pride and Prejudice alone has sold some 20 million copies. In addition to being one of the best selling authors of… Continue reading Passion and Perseverance: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Danger of Desire: Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ famous epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, Stephen Frears’ 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons is undoubtedly one of the best costume dramas ever made. Whilst that may sound like an overstatement, it really isn’t. Every aspect of the film’s production is utter perfection, from Frears’ direction, to the performances of the… Continue reading The Danger of Desire: Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

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Jane, Jane: Timothy Dalton in Jane Eyre (1983)

The Brontë Sisters are incredibly famous. I don’t think this point can be overstated. Their contribution to the English literary canon, especially Gothic literature, has influenced countless authors, filmmakers and musicians (I’m looking at you, Kate Bush.) They revolutionised a genre that had been seen as low brow, melodramatic trash for almost a century, and… Continue reading Jane, Jane: Timothy Dalton in Jane Eyre (1983)

Blogathons, Bond. James Bond.

Announcing the You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon

You knew his name. So It's been a while since I blogged. Life happens. But when one of my favourite bloggers, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews approached me about co-hosting a Blogathon dedicated to the six official Bond actors' non-Bond films, I knew that it was time to get back on the blogging wagon! I have… Continue reading Announcing the You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Uncategorized

A Sightless Evil: Mia Farrow in “See No Evil” (1971)

In 1968, Mia Farrow showed that she could play a character that required both exhaustive physical and psychological realisation. In Rosemary's Baby, she played a young woman who has the unimaginable happen to her, and she was rightly nominated for a BAFTA and Academy Award for her efforts. A year before that, in 1967, Audrey Hepburn would… Continue reading A Sightless Evil: Mia Farrow in “See No Evil” (1971)

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Al Pacino’s Five Essential Performances

Choosing five essential performances for Al Pacino is nearly impossible. Ask me in a few days time and I may swap out one film for another, because his filmography is such an embarrassment of riches. In every film he's been in I can never take my eyes off of him. Even in Once Upon A Time...In… Continue reading Al Pacino’s Five Essential Performances

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A Match Made in Hollywood: The films of Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock

The Hitchcock blonde has become a part of popular culture, a creature with varying shades of blonde hair, from honey to ice to strawberry, who embodies beauty, mystery, seduction and at times, danger. The actress, however, who seemed to entirely realise Hitchcock's vision of the perfect leading lady for his films, was Grace Kelly. The… Continue reading A Match Made in Hollywood: The films of Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock