Film & TV

Speedy (1928): review

Posted by on March 28, 2017 in , ,

Film, as we know, ain’t what it used to be. Fast edits and quick cuts, ever more audacious stunts, breathtaking race sequences… in fact, far from being a creation of the post-Spielberg school of blockbuster filmmaking, one only has to look at the ...Read More

The Tragedy Of Macbeth (1971): review

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in , ,

Roman Polanski’s Macbeth emerges from a period of great upheaval for the filmmaker. On 9th August 1969, Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon tate was among the victims murdered in the director’s Beverly Hills home by members of Charles Manson’s ...Read More

His Girl Friday (1940): review

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in , ,

One of Howard Hawks’ greatest films – and, frankly, one of the greatest films ever made, arguably the equal to Bringing Up Baby, Hawks’ other peerless screwball comedy. There’s nothing to dislike here. Cary Grant plays Walter Burns, an unscru ...Read More

Black Orpheus (1959): review

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in , ,

In his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama recounts a spell studying at Columbia University in New York during the early 1980s. “One evening, while thumbing through the Village Voice, my mother’s eyes lit on an advertisement for a ...Read More

only angels have wings (1939): review

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in , ,

Outside of the movies, Howard Hawks led the life of a high adventurer. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War 1 and his daredevil pursuits including big game fishing with Hemingway and hunting with Faulkner. He became a prop man at Paramo ...Read More