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The Day of the Jackal (1973, dir. Fred Zinnemann)

1963. An international hitman is hired to assassinate Charles de Gaulle; a manhunt ensues. A meticulous and clinical film, almost documentary in its approach, which expertly captures Рand in some areas improves on Рthe bestseller its based upon. Highly recommended.

Eamonn's Reviews

Eulogy for The Master

We live in the dystopian universe where Alan Rickman did not get a chance to play The Master in a major motion picture version of Dr Who. 1,133 more words

Dr. Who

Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998), dir. John Maybury

The BBC built a minor industry from TV movie biopics, illuminating controversial and celebrated great lives, touching upon queer figures in films like Christopher and His Kind… 2,081 more words


Derek Jacobi to return as the War Master

Derek Jacobi is to make his return as The Master – but not in the main Doctor Who series.

Instead he will reprise his role for four new audio stories from Big Finish. 412 more words


Enter the War Master!

Big Finish has announced Sir Derek Jacobi in a boxset as The War Master! The news item (and there are other announcements as well) is:  61 more words

Doctor Who

Great TV: I, Claudius

How easy it is to forget that people have always been the same throughout history. Even thousands of years ago, people loved and hated, desired power, feared death, and went about the daily business of living. 1,358 more words