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Barry Lyndon (UK-US 1975)

The BFI’s release of a 4K restoration print of Barry Lyndon is now doing the rounds of UK specialised screens. After my recent viewing of the new Blu-ray of… 1,275 more words

British Cinema

In the Electric Mist (France-US 2009)

Here is a good example of what can happen when a respected European director, who appreciates aspects of American culture, makes an American film that is dumped onto DVD by its (independent) US distributor and castigated by fans of US genre films. 1,271 more words

French Cinema

H.G. Well's "The Time Machine" is Forever, Even at the End of Time

By: Daniel Reynolds

It’s your childhood, circa 1993 or ‘94, and you are handed a book by your parents. It’s slim, only 60 odd pages, a child’s version of a story titled… 1,862 more words


Man of La Mancha -- Marriott (7/16/16)

With his unique staging of Man of La Mancha, director Nick Bowling appears to be on a quest of his own—whether that quest ends honorably or deteriorates into a fool’s errand is up to the individual theatergoer. 882 more words


Movies That Defy Expectations

Ever wanted to watch a movie that didn’t fit the cliché boy-meets-girl storyline?  Something along a romantic comedy with an unexpected twist?  Here’s your list, you lucky person: 28 more words

On The Martian

I finally got around to seeing what all the buzz was about. Matt Damon is nothing short of great in the movie, although I can’t speak for the scientific accuracy of any of the things done in the movie. 36 more words

Jane Eyre (US 1943)

This is one of the most powerful and popular of C19th English novels. The author, Charlotte Brontë, published two other novels but it is this work which has made her famous. 680 more words