The 50 greatest Classic Hollywood screen legends

Classic Hollywood celebrates American films that were released between the 1910s and the 1960s. Commercial film production in the United States developed rapidly after World War I (1914-1918); the major Hollywood studios together were releasing more than 500 feature films a year by the mid-1930s. Source: Professor David Neumeyer. The American Film Institute (AFI) has... Continue Reading →

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Films watched and reviewed in September 2021

September seemed to shoot by and included a long weekend in Glastonbury and just under a week in Scotland. The film highlight of the month was watching Blade Runner at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, while Vangelis' synthesiser-led score was performed by The Avex Ensemble in-sync. 1ST TIMERS Big Business (1988) - Helmed by two fabulous... Continue Reading →

Thursday Movie Picks – Outlaws

For this week's Thursday Movie Picks, run by Wandering through the Shelves, we’ve been asked to list three to five films that feature an outlaw. The Oxford English Dictionary defines an outlaw as: "A person who has done something illegal and is hiding to avoid being caught; a person who is not protected by the... Continue Reading →

Films watched and reviewed in August 2021

August saw plenty of 2021 releases watched, including the brilliant Free Guy and quite bizarre Army of the Dead. The Bondathon also continues while thanks to Amazon Prime I have also started, binged and caught up with Outlander. 1ST TIMERS An Affair to Remember (1957) - A charming film but the leads - Grant and Kerr - lacked... Continue Reading →

Films watched and reviewed in July 2021

There was a mixed bag of films watched this month, from the brilliant North by Northwest to the bizarre Harpoon. I had forgotten about Harpoon until I checked my Letterboxd to write this round up. I think that says it all. Something that has given me a lot of enjoyment over the last month has... Continue Reading →

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