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Category Archives: Cinema

How Bette Davis Turned 18 Minutes into a Whole Movie – Silver Screenings

*Spoiler Alert* We found a Bette Davis film that made us cry. Now, as much as we adore Ms Davis, we never cry at her films, not even if she’s dying of … Continue reading

03/26/2017 · 2 Comments

Quote • PETER FINCH • ‘cheerful idiots’

[When asked why he chose acting as a profession] “If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well be with actors as anyone else. They were … Continue reading

03/25/2017 · 4 Comments

The Marx Brothers: The Chico Years | Travalanche

Time once again to celebrate the birthday of Leonard “Chico” Marx (1887-1961). Today seems to me an appropriate time to float a notion I came up with the other day, … Continue reading

03/22/2017 · 2 Comments

Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Actor who made her name with Joan Littlewood and went on to play the nosy neighbour in the 1980s sitcom Fresh Fields Source: Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio … Continue reading

03/20/2017 · 2 Comments

Quote • BETTE DAVIS

Photo post by @toobeguiling. “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not a star.” Bette Davis Source: “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not … Continue reading

03/13/2017 · 6 Comments

Jasper Jones (2017) | CineMuseFilms

A coming-of-age, thriller and rom-com mashup that looks at dysfunctional lives in an Aussie country town. Source: Jasper Jones (2017) | CineMuseFilms

03/09/2017 · 4 Comments

Croatia: Great Excitement For “The General” Feature Movie – Croatia, the War, and the Future

It’s been about a week and much of Croatia is buzzing with excitement about the start of the filming of a new feature movie called “The General”. Most say: About … Continue reading

03/02/2017 · 2 Comments

Elizabeth Taylor and the Holocaust: The Story of Montage by Jean-Luc Godard | A R T L▼R K

On the 27th of February 1932, Elizabeth Taylor was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England. She was born with a rare condition called distichiasis, which in her case manifested … Continue reading

02/27/2017 · 1 Comment

Mel Gibson’s Epic “Hacksaw Ridge” Reviewed by Jack Hawkins

Hacksaw Ridge spins a crowd-pleasing yarn about a simple man who possessed extraordinary mettle and bravery. Desmond Doss, a ‘conscientious cooperator’ fro Source: Mel Gibson’s Epic “Hacksaw Ridge” Reviewed by … Continue reading

02/27/2017 · 1 Comment

13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday

Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the folks who could make history on Sunday Source: 13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday

02/25/2017 · 7 Comments

I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

I’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the … Continue reading

02/25/2017 · 2 Comments

The Essential John Ford Films. – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

Hollywood film director John Ford was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on February 1st 1894 and died on August 31st 1973, at the age of 79. He is best remembered … Continue reading

02/24/2017 · 3 Comments

On 75th of ‘Casablanca,’ the ‘Delightful’ New History ‘We’ll Always Have Casablanca’ Tells All – Tablet Magazine

One day on the set of Casablanca, Peter Lorre persuaded a few soundmen to rig up a wire in the room where director Michael Curtiz, much like Claude Rains’ Capt. … Continue reading

02/22/2017 · 3 Comments

‘One of the fathers of American film criticism’: Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 – LA Times

Richard Schickel, whose erudite prose and piercing critiques made him one of America’s most important film critics in an era when cinema became increasingly ingrained in the cultural consciousness, died … Continue reading

02/20/2017 · 4 Comments

Mel Brooks: ‘Donald Trump doesn’t scare me. He’s a song-and-dance man’ | Film | The Guardian

One of America’s great comics for the past 60 years, the maker of films Blazing Saddles and The Producers talks about why he can’t take the president seriously – and … Continue reading

02/17/2017 · 5 Comments

Buster Keaton and the Important Things in Life – Silver Screenings

There is a scene in the 1928 comedy, Steamboat Bill, Jr., that beautifully showcases the genius of its star, Buster Keaton. It’s not the scene where he clings to a flying … Continue reading

02/16/2017 · 4 Comments

20th Century Women: Annette Bening at her best | The Guardian

Annette Bening has built a career on playing women smarter and spikier than people feel entirely comfortable with – much like her character in 20th Century Women Source: 20th Century Women: … Continue reading

02/15/2017 · 4 Comments

The First Ever Film Version Of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Was Made In 1903 And It’s Absolutely Enchanting.

Since its publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland has been unfaltering in its popularity. Considered to be one of the best examples of the literary … Continue reading

02/14/2017 · 2 Comments

Lotte Lenya by George Hoyningen-Huene – Art Bacchant

Photo post. Source: George Hoyningen-Huene – Art Bacchant

02/07/2017 · 6 Comments

John Hurt was a mercurial actor who excelled at playing the downtrodden | The Independent

Contemplating John Hurt’s career, it’s hard not to marvel at the sheer longevity of it and the extraordinary number of brilliant performances he gave in films of every conceivable hue. … Continue reading

01/29/2017 · 3 Comments

Quote • JOHN HURT • Listening

“If you listen, you learn; if you talk, you don’t.” – John Hurt, English, actor, painter (1940-2017) Source: In Memory: “If you listen, you learn; if you talk, you don’t.” … Continue reading

01/28/2017 · 8 Comments

John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter actor dies aged 77 – Mirror Online

The actor, whose career spanned over six decades, had battled with both cancer and an intestinal complaint in recent years. Source: John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter … Continue reading

01/28/2017 · 12 Comments

Archive Feature • MARLON BRANDO • Careless Genius • 2006

I commissioned this article from Kieron Barry in 2006. I don’t agree with his conclusion. What do you think? Marlon Brando is not a concept that can be contained within … Continue reading

01/27/2017 · 3 Comments

The Catford Studios – South London’s Walk-on Part in Silent Films | Running Past

Strangely in the early days of the British Film industry one of the main studios was in Catford – the former home of the Forster Family, The Hall (or Southend … Continue reading

01/26/2017 · 3 Comments

RIP Mary Tyler Moore…Brilliant Entertainer Broke TV Barriers! – johnrieber

“I’m an experienced woman. I’ve been around…well all right, I might not have been around, but I’ve been…nearby.” RIP Mary Tyler Moore… Very sad news … Source: RIP Mary Tyler … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 5 Comments

Thoughts: Oscar Nominations and Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards – MovieBabble

Early Tuesday, the Academy released their nominations for the Oscars that will air on February 26th, 2017 on ABC.  With the release of the nominations comes predictions for what the … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 2 Comments

The History Girls: Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons: Hollywood’s Killer Queens by Catherine Hokin

Christmas may be over but for movie buffs, fashion lovers and celebrity spotters, the tinsel is still well and truly sparkling. The Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Oscars: awards season … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 2 Comments

“America has the best politicians money can buy.” – Art of Quotation

“America has the best politicians money can buy.” — Will Rogers, actor, humorist, columnist, writer, social commentator Source: “America has the best politicians money can buy.” – Art of Quotation

01/19/2017 · 2 Comments

Carole Lombard takes on the High-Profile Illness – Silver Screenings

Spoiler Alert You have to hand it to 1930s screwball comedies. They are, in part, a response to the Production Code (c.a. 1930-67), a set of rules about What Was Allowed in … Continue reading

01/15/2017 · 6 Comments

Review: Patriots Day (2016) – MovieBabble

The next Peter Berg-Mark Wahlberg team up movie has finally hit wide in theaters.  Patriots Day, like many of my other reviews recently, has been widely acclaimed as one of … Continue reading

01/14/2017 · 5 Comments