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From Ardross to Otago: the Odyssey of John MacKenzie

John MacKenzie’s forebears came from Easter Ross. He was partially brought up in Zambia, educated in Canada, and has travelled extensively throughout the British Empire in pursuit of his historical studies. 745 more words


Blu-ray review: The Long Good Friday

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren
Director: John Mackenzie

“Is there no decency in this disgusting world?” There’s certainly not a whole lot in this hard-hitting British gangster movie from 1980. 882 more words


Ruby (1992)

Any film based on the events surrounding the J.F.K. assassination has to be taken as conjecture but when this film here from director John MacKenzie hit the screens it did so in the long shadow cast by Oliver Stone’s film the previous year that had everyone’s tongue wagging about the many plots surrounding  President Kennedy’s death. 572 more words

Daily Take

Convicted dog killer loses Superior Court appeal

John Mackenzie was back in jail Friday, nine months after appealing his conviction of killing a friend’s dog by taping its muzzle shut and tying it to a tree. 308 more words


DVD Review: Red Shift

Starring: Stephen Petcher, Lesley Dunlop
Director: John Mackenzie
Rating: 8/10

“Sometimes I don’t know whether I’m coming or going,” remarks Tom (Stephen Petcher) in this 1978… 670 more words


P/M John MacKenzie As I Knew Him

By Hugh MacCallum

I first met John MacKenzie when I was about nine years old, when my father arranged for me to have piping lessons from him. 44 more words