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Woman in Gold - A little review - (2015)

I’m watching the ‘Woman in Gold’ and although the cast is marvellous, I can’t help but feel that it’s the same story all over again. 321 more words

Film Reviews

Ordinary People (1980, Robert Redford)

Two really big things to talk about with Ordinary People. The technical filmmaking–John Bailey’s beautiful, muted photography, Jeff Kanew’s actually peerless editing, Redford’s direction in general–and then Timothy Hutton’s performance, his place in the film, Redford’s direction of Hutton in particular. 539 more words


Vintage Cable Box: "Lovesick", 1983

“It was a little experiment, that’s all. I never meant it to become an industry.”

“Lovesick”, 1983 (Dudley Moore), Warner Bros./The Ladd Company

Mr. Zuckerman is a strange case. 735 more words


TV Series Review: Downton Abbey

In late 2012, I checked out the first series of Downton Abbey from my public library. I can honestly say I don’t remember what piqued my curiosity about the show to the point where I checked it out, but I’m so glad I did. 689 more words


Wednesday Trivia Question

Who played Cora’s brash, outspoken American mother on Downton Abbey?

Like I said – I’ll keep the Downton trivia coming until the series finale. So this week’s question is a simple one: who portrayed Lady Grantham’s mother? 89 more words


Institutional Cynicism

I was looking for something sappy to watch on Valentine’s Night, and settled on Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012), after its title and IMDb categorisation lulled me into expecting a jolly period rom-com… only to discover that it’s actually quite avowedly anti-romantic, with all of its characters eventually settling for passable partners they’re “fond” of, but not really in love with. 318 more words

Rants About Films

The Bedroom Window (1987, Curtis Hanson)

Given The Bedroom Window was part of my VHS EP collection, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen it. I do know I haven’t seen it in at least a decade and I also know this time is the first I’ve ever wondered about the source novel. 814 more words