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RIP Pete Postlethwaite

It was sad to learn today of the passing of a minor screen legend – English actor Pete Postlethwaite – once described by director Steven Spielberg as the greatest actor in the world. Pete had an entire elocution lesson as a surname, and those unfamiliar with that name would have at least recognised the mans’ face and muttered “Oh, that’s the guy from…”

Hannah & Her Sisters (1986)

Annie Hall is nearly always cited as fidgety New Yorker Woody Allen’s best work. And while I’ll agree that it is a great movie, his best film will, for me, always be Hannah & Her Sisters. There are many reasons for this, and perhaps not the most insignificant being the amount of screen time that Allen has in this film (let’s face it, the guy can get annoying)…

Why The Oscars Are A Con

Journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger discusses in an article for the New Statesman why the Academy Awards are a con…read the article on Pilger’s website here…

The 50 Best Movies of the Decade

But even with the influx of tedious CGI-based films, it must be said that the decade advanced the art of special effects with leaps and bounds, building steadily on the work first displayed in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park way back in 1993. These advancements alone allowed films such as The Lord Of The Rings trilogy to finally be put on screen the way it should be seen…

NO SPEECH PREPARED… A Gambler’s Guide to the 81st Annual Academy Awards

It’s almost time again for the Oscars – that back-slapping, tear-fest that celebrates Hollywood’s finest. It still astounds me that the Academy Awards retain an audience each year – the ceremony is almost sickeningly self-congratulatory and overstays its welcome by a good three hours. Yet, save for last year, I still manage to watch this event each and every year due to a history that stretches back to adolescence…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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