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Great Films You've Probably Never Heard of.....Part 2

Here we go with a 1970s horror film called “The Medusa Touch”.

I refer to The Medusa Touch as a horror film because I remember watching it when I was small and being  200 more words

Random Musings

BONUS POST - 5 Film Books to Watch Out For

Here’s five new or forthcoming books about films or films stars to watch out for!

Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey (13 Apr 2016) 1,125 more words

DVD review: CANDY

“Candy” was a notorious novel from 1958 by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. It had sex, satire, and more sex. By 1968, director Christian Marquand brought to the screen something which was equally notorious and it had sex, satire, and more sex. 541 more words

Pop Culture

Cover your heads and mock not flesh and blood With solemn reverence

Richard Burton reads lines from Shakespeare’s Richard II

From ‘The Life and Death of Richard the Second – Act 3, Scene 2’:

King Richard II… 275 more words


The Assassination of Trotsky (Losey, 1972) and Fireworks Wednesday (Farhadi, 2006)

Continuing on with my Joseph Losey kick: The Assassination of Trotsky has a pretty bad reputation. It’s certainly the worst Losey film I’ve seen. That’s due in large part to the ridiculous idea of Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky. 1,245 more words

The Desert Rats (1953)

A semi-sequel to The Desert Fox, The Desert Rats sees James Mason reprise his role as Field Marshal Rommel as he meets his match in the form of British field officer Richard Burton during the siege of Tobruk. 146 more words


Becket (1964)

When it’s on: Monday, 4 April (1.15 pm)
Channel: BBC2
IMDb Link

The first of two 1960s films covering the life and times of Henry II and starring Peter O’Toole as one of England’s most important kings, … 1,222 more words