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Turtlenecks have been a staple item of western wardrobes for many a year now.

Published in Culture

Another national treasure has been taken. Honor Blackman, was a woman that many men and women of a certain age admired. Today April 6th, 2020, we were informed by the media that she had died of natural causes at the age of 94. For fans of shows like The Avengers, and the famous James Bond installment, Goldfinger, her passing is one that will be felt keenly. Her roles as Cathy Gale and Pussy Galore are ones that are deeply enshrined in the history of British Television, and Cinema. She was also a stage actress and a singer.

Published in Film
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:00

Four Legendary Movies to Watch (Again) This Winter

It’s cold outside. So, what better time to snuggle up inside and watch favourite films? Here are four legendary movies you’ll want to watch again. And if you haven’t yet seen them, it’s high time you did.

Published in Film
Sunday, 19 January 2020 11:31

1917 **** Reviewed on ZANI

This is a gripping, moving war film. It's full of amazing visuals, and the race-against-time premise gives it relentless narrative momentum, so it's worth seeing on a big screen with no interruptions, i.e. in the cinema.

Published in Film
Sunday, 19 October 2014 15:51

A Short Biog of Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach -Young - writing.
© - Toby Walker

Born in May 1928, in Kansas City, Burt Bacharach studied cello, drums and piano as a child, and was later relocated to New York City by his father, a media columnist.
 
His parents were Irma M. Freeman and Mark Bertram Bacharach.
   
As a youngster he grew up in the Forest Hills section of New York City.
    
Burt played in several jazz bands during the 1940's.
 
Published in Music Archive
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:01

The Luca Zingaretti Collection

Luca Zingaretti (11th November 1961 Rome, Lazio) is known across the world as the philosophical and street wise policeman, Inspector Montalbano. Set in the fictional town Vigata, Sicily the plots range from child smuggling to cold case murders, strong and engaging storylines. All shot beautifully in the province of Ragusa, with a wonderful array of characters, Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio (Peppino Mazzotta) the young go-getter copper,
Published in Film Archive
Monday, 24 November 2014 19:59

Who Are You - A review of "Gone Girl"

I honestly do not quite know how to review this movie without accidentally providing spoilers but I will perform this challenge to the very best of my abilities.

Dear readers, I would be hard pressed to think of a current, A list filmmaker who is able to convey an ocean of building dread quite like David Fincher. Beginning with his breakthrough second film, the serial killer nightmare of "Se7en" (1995),
Published in Film Archive
Friday, 29 August 2014 17:02

Ferdy Fox goes to FrightFest

Hello Chaps

Ferdy Fox here, connoisseur of the frighteningly fantastic and the morbidly macabre.  Summer in the big city – and there has to be a jolly good reason for me to leave my bar stool in my favourite Soho watering hole.

But I feel a stirring, a call of nature addressing my primal instincts deep in my loins. It’s telling me I should be somewhere. Then it came to me. It’s the August bank holiday week-end, the time of year when FrightFest rolls into town.
Published in Film Archive
Sunday, 01 September 2013 18:10

The Man Who Haunted Himself

/The Man Who Haunted Himself 1.
©Words Matteo Sedazzari

Made in 1969, released in 1970, this film was written and directed by Basil Dearden (The Blue Lamp, Violent Playground, Victim) a seasoned and talented director, a great story teller of the screen with many of his features focusing on outsiders and people alienated by society, who began his career directing the great comic genius Will Hay. Anyone familiar with Will Hay, the British comedian of the 30’s and the 40’s, will recall that much of Hay’s comedy is him struggling in the world, whilst keeping a smile on his face.

Published in Film Archive

Stanley Baker Actor 1
© Words Matteo Sedazzari

It may be a romantic notion to say that Stanley Baker was a working class hero, however it is a label that certainly rings true of one of Britain’s finest actors, who died young at the age of 48, leaving behind a legacy in film, TV and the theatre.  Born to a mining family on 28th February 1928 in the Rhonda Valley where the main career choice was mining, and the only escape would either be boxing or football.  Rock & roll hadn’t hit the youth of Britain yet,

Published in Film Archive
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