Seven faces of Gary Oldman

Today – 21st March – is the 63rd birthday of the extremely versatile and supremely talented British actor Gary Oldman. Currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Mank (2020), Oldman has delighted fans throughout his near 40-year career, bringing to life a diverse set of... Continue Reading →

Thursday Movie Picks: Fake Identity

This week in Thursday Movie Picks – run by Wandering through the Shelves – we’ve been asked to list three to five films that feature fake identity. I found this a tricky theme, as there are many more films that focus on mistaken identity instead, so may have strayed from the brief slightly. If you haven’t... Continue Reading →

Musical Monday: Daft Punk bid adieu

French electronic duo Daft Punk announced their retirement in February, bringing to an end an illustrious, award-winning career that had spanned nearly 30 years. Famous for never revealing their faces and for wearing robotic helmets and gloves, the enigmatic duo (confirmed as Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) composed the soundtrack to 2010's Tron: Legacy.... Continue Reading →

Films watched and reviewed in February 2021

During February I finished watching the Mission: Impossible series, started rewatching The Hobbit trilogy and revisited Drive, 10 years on from its release. 1ST TIMERS Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) - Action-packed, entertaining and with a healthy dollop of humour. ★★★★ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Powerhouse acting from McDormand, Rockwell and Harrelson: intriguing plot and worth all of... Continue Reading →

Thursday Movie Picks: Forbidden Love

This week in Thursday Movie Picks - run by Wandering through the Shelves - we've been asked to list three to five films that feature forbidden love. If you haven't seen some of these films, expect spoilers! Romeo + Juliet (1996) The archetypal story of forbidden love is, of course, William Shakespeare’s 'Romeo and Juliet',... Continue Reading →

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