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The Battle of Algiers Film Review

If there was ever a film that truly brought its viewers into the midst of the drama, it is Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1965, The Battle of Algiers… 895 more words

Film Review

The Jungle Book (1967 USA)

The combination of cast, roles, and music never worked as well on any Disney film from the classic era as it did, here. The great voices of Disney feature films are all present, and they all define their characters in an unforgettable way. 486 more words

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Shakespeare 400: Film and TV

There have been many, many screen versions of Shakespeare’s plays – please follow the links below to my lists on Letterboxd to find a range of straight adaptations and versions inspired by the Bard’s work. 465 more words

Theatre

Shakespeare 400 in images

  • Marlon Brando plays Mark Antony in the 1953 film of ‘Julius Caesar’;
  • Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in the 1968 film of ‘Romeo and Juliet’;
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Theatre

Roberto Rossellini's Journey to Italy Review

Roberto Rossellini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Rossellini was one of the directors of the Italian neorealist cinema. Recently I watched Journey to Italy… 348 more words

Movie Review

As Good As It Gets: “You make me want to be a better man” Super Quote Off Extravaganza!

Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) from As Good As it Gets (1997) utters these words in what is a rather excellent film, to be honest. This quote was submitted to the largely odious Buzzfeed (apologies to any fans, but we really can’t start that dive) as a great “romantic” quote: “You make me want to be a better man.” Is it really romantic? 687 more words

Humour