Matteo Sedazzari

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:51

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

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Made in 2009, The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a tense psychosocial thriller centring on the abduction of a young heiress and her two kidnappers in a run-down flat in a high rise block somewhere in London. Written and Directed by J Blakeson, starring three talented British actors, Martin Compston,(True North, Red Road, Tickets) Eddie Marsan (Happy Go Lucky, Gangs of New York, Sherlock Holmes) and Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drew, Clash of the Titans, RocknRolla).
Monday, 06 August 2012 19:49

Dixon of Dock Green

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Acorn Media UK has released six episodes of the hugely successful BBC's TV show Dixon of Dock Green. Prior to becoming a TV series, PC George Dixon (Jack Warner) was a character in an Ealing Film, The Blue Lamp (1950), where Dixon was shot and killed by the distressed and naïve criminal Tom Riley (Dirk Bogarde). Dixon was a kind hearted and conscientious copper, patrolling the streets of Paddington London, and just about to retire from the police force, before his murder. A subplot used by Hollywood many times. It was paramount that the British public had warmed to Dixon and his demonstrative ways. Yet he was shrewd and did not suffer fools gladly. Hence his own TV show with a move to East London; which ran from 1955 to 1976.
Monday, 11 June 2012 13:54

Actor Phil Davis Speaks to ZANI

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Essex 1967, the careers officer raises his eye brows at the school boy, as he searches for the right words so he doesn't hurt the kid's feelings, "An actor, that's what you want to do as a job when you leave school? ". The blonde school boy with a small frame and short in height, nods with no enthusiasm. Since he yearned to become an actor, he has grown accustomed to the mocking, a disguise for jealously and envy. His peers recite lines from Shakespeare, which, most of the time, are misquoted. In fact the ridicules have hardened him. As living on a council estate in Essex has made him tough. He knew how to handle the lads,
Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:39

Steven Moffat – The Great TV Swindle

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There's a scene in the film of The Krays (1990), where Steven Berkoff, as George Cornell, is infuriated due to the fact that the only name he is hearing on the street is the surname of the twins, Ronnie and Reggie, and the respect it has. In addition, at the start of 2012, that is exactly how I felt when I kept on hearing the name of Stephen Moffat and the media labelling him as genius.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 19:51

Corrupt AKA Copkiller

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Corrupt which was made in 1981, yet not released until 1984, stars two heavyweights from the world of film and music, Harvey Keitel and John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten, in a film about corruption, guilt and murder. Harvey Keitel plays Lt. Fred O'Connor, a New York policeman who doesn't say no to a backhander, and from his ill gotten gains he is able to purchase an uptown apartment with colleague Bob Carvo (Leonard Mann).
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 19:22

The Hit

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When people talk about classic British gangster films, invariably they mention Get Carter or The Long Good Friday, yet other classic British gangster films like Villain starring Richard Burton are frequently ignored. Moreover The Hit (1984) directed by Stephen Frears, starring Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth & Laura Del Sol is certainly a very much overlooked British gangster film.

Glengarry Glen Ross is not just a play about salesmen; it is a portrayal of greed, fear, deception, theft, loyalty, callousness and decay.  Set in the early eighties, focusing on four real estate salesmen in uptown Chicago, who are failing to meet their targets, and in doing so they are not given any good leads.  Glengarry Highlands and Glen Ross Farms are the real estate developments, with hot prospects.
Monday, 16 January 2012 17:46

Top Five Prison Films

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Prisons, with their collection of colourful personalities, is bound to create a melting pot of incidents and situations, that makes everyday a challenge and eventful for the staff and inmates. A habitation, where acts of humanity and brutality rub shoulders regularly.
Monday, 16 January 2012 17:45

Top Five British Gangster Films

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The British gangster movie, tales of no messing geezers, who conduct shady deals whilst evading the long arm of the law. Fellas who like to have a drink with the lads, buy their mothers flowers and have a bit on the side.
Monday, 16 January 2012 17:43

Top Five Femme Fatales

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The femme fatale is one of the most alluring characters in a novel, comic or film. They are usually beautiful, charming and seductive. She uses her exquisiteness and deep sexual attraction to manipulate men in order to reach her goal. She flaunts, flirts and switches between seductress to damsel in distress at the drop of a hat. More than capable of changing the tyre on her car, but would rather wait by the roadside and let some man run to the rescue and do the dirty work. She looks on, powdering her nose and contemplating what other uses the hapless fool may have.

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