Remembering Cary Grant

It has been 35 years since the death of beloved screen icon Cary Grant, who passed away aged 82 on 29 November 1986. Born Archibald Leach on 18 January 1904, Grant took the name 'Cary Grant' at the request of Paramount Studios who signed the actor in the early 1930s. Hollywood legend says that he... Continue Reading →

Horror films: Can I finally stomach them?

Growing up Geraldine McEwan’s portrayal of Mortianna the witch in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) haunted my dreams for years. As did my brother’s plastic Dracula mask that – with the benefit of hindsight – I now realise wasn’t particularly frightening at all. If I did, on the very rare occasion, decide to take... 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 →

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