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A Lone Texan in Stalag Luft III

Last week died Flight Lieutenant Paul Royle, the last but one surviving escapees of the prison made famous by the film The great Escape. 

According to his son, he hated the film, as he claimed there were no Americans there. 107 more words

Real Life

Review: The Book Thief (2013)

A brilliant, heartfelt telling of Markus Zusak’s wonderful novel. Having read the book over a year ago and absolutely loved it, I finally got round to watching the film, and let me tell you now, it was worth the wait. 395 more words

Film Review

Death of The Comedians

Comedy is the Rodney Dangerfield of all film/TV genres: it gets no respect. Award shows, critics, social media all seem to prefer the portrayal of darker matters of the human nature. 246 more words

Classic Movies

King and Country

There is a tendency in all arts to equate depressing with profound. This error is especially common in discussions of film, perhaps because the medium is usually associated with quick, disposable entertainment. 478 more words


Short Review of a Favorite Film: Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Logline: During World War II, a twelve year old boy works as a spy on the eastern front to collect information about the Germans.

Review: One of cinema’s greatest poets was the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky who created meditative, existentialist works that viewers find either deeply compelling or incredibly boring.  182 more words

Favorite Films

What to Watch When You're Bored: 55 Movies Worth Watching When You're Bored

Have you ever typed into Google search ‘What to watch when you’re bored’? Well, I have. The world seems mightily boring sometimes. I would say the world isn’t entirely to blame, but it does help when we can sit back and passively entertain our bored selves every now and again. 864 more words

Comedy Films

The Cinema of Haunting: Torneranno i prati

Torneranno i prati (The Fields Will Return), Ermanno Olmi, 2014

La luna, non c’è altra vita che questa…

‘Fenesta ca luciv’ e mo’ nu’ luce, senno ca nenna mia starrà malata’. 1,127 more words