Category Archives: Film

2009 Christmas TV fare

I was excited to see that the BBC would be showing a new adaptation of John Wyndham’s novel The Day of the the Triffids over the holidays. I own DVDs of both the cinema and previous TV versions, as well … Continue reading

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Noir of the Week

I love the Noir of the Week website. This week they turn the spotlight on the Glass Key, based on a Dashiell Hammett story. “All of the key components of noir are present in this film: a very definite crisis … Continue reading

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So much more than a vampire flick

I’m not a great horror fan but Swedish movie Let the right one in (Låt den rätte komma in, 2008) is an exceptional offering. The film has so many themes – including social alienation, the trials of puberty and adolescence, … Continue reading

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An interesting Hammer film

This movie shows how you don’t need a big budget to produce exciting, thought-provoking cinema. It was quite subversive for its time, but then it was directed by Joseph Losey.  Senator McCarthy did Britain a favor by forcing Losey to … Continue reading

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Two British black-and-white movie gems

I was too young to see these films at the cinema when they were first released and don’t remember ever having seen them until now. The reviews I read on Cinebeats piqued my interest and I was not disappointed.

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Excellent film blog

I stumbled across a terrific film blog. Kimberley, the lady responsible, is a devotee of 60s and 70s cinema. You can find Cinebeats here.

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Sam Peckinpah

I read an article about Sam Peckinpah, one of my favorite filmmakers, in today’s Independent (you can read it here).  London’s BFI is holding a season of his movies this month and a new documentary is also in the pipeline. … Continue reading

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