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Filmed as the Thatcher-led Conservatives took power in this country, and at a time when gritty Euston Films productions filled our TV with images of violent and corrupt London, The Long Good Friday is the rawest, most energetic gangster picture since the heyday of Cagney and Bogart. Indeed, while Barrie Keeffe’s screenplay could certainly be described as neo-Shakespearian, the ‘downfall of a mob boss’ concept would be equally familiar to fans of Tommy-gun operas from the rain-soaked Warner Bros. circa 1931. A matter compounded by the perfect casting of Hoskins in the lead role of Harold Shand -
On Valentines Day 1900 a group of students from the Appleyard College left for a day trip to Hanging Rock, in Australia's Mount Macedon area. Enjoying the beauty of the rock several of the party are slightly bemused by the sudden failure of their watches, all of which stopped at exactly 12 o'clock, although Miss McCraw puts this down to a magnetic force from the once volcanic rock.
To help mark the 21st anniversary of a horror classic, Lost Boys: The Tribe is a chance to revisit the feelings and emotions the original Lost Boys gave back in 1987. It's strange to write a review of a movie sequel that a large percentage of those reading this will either have not seen or not heard of The Lost Boys. For those who do remember the movie, you rather like me are probably a little bit surprised that it has taken 21 years for a follow on movie to appear.
Chris Wade - Well the first film I saw Malcolm in was Royal Flash because funnily enough I used to collect Bob Hoskins films. Actually Hoskins is a great actor, but that’s beside the point now. Hoskins had a small part in it. But when I saw Malcolm as Flashman, I just thought now there’s an actor I knew he was in Clockwork Orange but all the images of that film, the eyelash, the rape and all that, use to scare me when I was a kid. Besides it was still banned in the UK then.