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Film Directors: A sort-of A-Z: Z

The final entry in this latest A-Z. Thanks to everyone who stuck with it, and added their own choices along the way. I have enjoyed reading all the comments, as well as discovering films and film makers that were new to me. 174 more words

Films And Cinema

Red Light Means Go (Luxuries of Being a Concubine)

It is known that in old Chinese times, noble men may mary any number of women, as long as he could afford it, making them concubines. 552 more words


Film 2018: Curse of the Golden Flower

Not wishing to find myself having to work through a surplus of sub-titled foreign films at any point, I decided I would select another this week. 1,535 more words

Films & DVDs

The Great Wall - Movie Review

Dear oh dear. For the umpteenth time, when will any hack working in the film industry get it through his impenetrable thick skull that no matter the abundance of fancy costumes, sets, CGI, and action, if there is nothing else complementing that (like a decent plot or characters to care for), then every one of those optical wonders are for naught. 734 more words

The Great Wall (2016): An Average Action Movie With Visual Prowess


Zhang Yimou’s first English-language film, The Great Wall (2016) will more than likely not go down in film history as a goliath of the movie trade. 1,073 more words


November 14: Happy Birthday Veronica Lake and Dick Powell

Our headliners today were both familiar faces in the classic era of film noir.

Veronica Lake (1922-1973) became famous in the early 1940s for her “peek-a-boo” hairstyle (a very subdued version of which is in her photo above), but changed it during World War 2 after she learned that women working in factories were getting their hair caught in machinery when emulating her style.  796 more words

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