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Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi 2017)

and so anyway it turns out the best thing about Thor: Ragnarok (2017) was not the automatic ticket machines being out of action so we had to queue up at the box office to collect tickets we’d already paid for, nor was it the cinema’s decision to start a screening of  232 more words

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I Like Mike

I don’t usually run lists on Shadowplay, but here are a few —

Mike Hodges Films I Love

GET CARTER, PULP, THE TERMINAL MAN, FLASH GORDON, SQUARING THE CIRCLE… 208 more words

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The Shot Behind the Shot: Get Carter (1971)

In Get Carter, a London gangster (Michael Caine) travels to the industrial berg of Newcastle to investigate the death of his brother. Here’s director Mike Hodges on how he settled on Newcastle: 90 more words

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A Remarkable "Ragtime" at Stray Dog Theatre

Ragtime, the Musical
Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the Novel by E.L. Doctorow
Directed by Justin Been… 1,096 more words

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Mike Hodges' GET CARTER

In the back rooms of London, gangsters smoke cigarettes, drink scotch, and view pornographic images on a slideshow. While the stoic John Carter watches his secret fiance getting felt up by his boss, he gets a phone call telling him that his brother has been killed. 393 more words

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The Monday Matinee, episode 12: The End of Murania

It was over too soon! All really terrible things must come to an end. So, for the last time, the oddly stressful theme music plays, and we get a confusing recap of fragments of the previous instalments. 1,429 more words

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'The Frighteners: The Manipulators' (LWT 1972): A contemporary review

The Frighteners, the first title in our new ‘Forgotten TV Dramas’ DVD range (in association with Network Distributing) went on sale today. Little seen (even at the time!), not much was ever written about the series, but while researching the Viewing Notes I did come across this perceptive review of Mike Hodges’ episode… 757 more words

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