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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (UK, 1966)

Directed by: Martin Ritt. Knowing next to nothing about Martin Ritt, and knowing very little about Richard Burton (other than that he’s Richard fucking Burton), but having gone through a major Le Carré phase last winter, I was shocked that I hadn’t yet seen this damn thing, and so I decided to… 896 more words

The Sunday Intertitle: Bad Vats and Jeroboams

There are TWO intertitles in Kevin Allen’s new film of UNDER MILK WOOD, screened at EIFF in advance of its general release this autumn. Sadly, I don’t have a copy of the film to frame-grab these from, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. 350 more words


Hyperion To A Satyr: Hamlet's Sexy Uncle

In favor of Claudius, the sinister, archetypal wicked uncle of Hamlet, it has to  be stated that he is good in bed. That, at least is Hamlet’s dark suspicion: his mother found Claudius so irresistible that she dived into the conjugal sack with him immediately after the demise of Hamlet Senior. 1,208 more words

Beautiful Men

once upon a time. the romantic face of coal....

This gem of an interview contains a surprisingly beautiful description of harsh times in Wales (UK) described by miner’s son Richard Burton

Richard Burton reading (the stuff of dreams)…..from ‘The Tempest’ by Shakespeare… 134 more words


Movie Review - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The inherent idea of a movie based on a famous stage play. A then-rookie director who knows exactly what he’s doing. A-list star quality storied leads, and rock solid supporting acts. 753 more words

Movie Review


by Matt J. Popham

A flawed film about flawed men, elevated by two majestic performances, Peter Glenville’s almost perfect rendering of Jean Anouilh’s Becket is alleged to be one of the few film adaptations of the playwright’s work that he looked upon favorably. 446 more words