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Max Von Sydow

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Forgotten or Unappreciated Films of the 1980s: Vol. 1

Before he had his face rearranged through both amateur boxing and plastic surgery, the 80s ‘Mr. Cool’ Mickey Rourke played a guy who undergoes surgery to rearrange his disfigured face. Irony aside, Rourke was always a formidable actor and his 80s catalogue is impressive.

Robin Hood (2010)

Russell looks quite hefty for a guy eking an existence as a “lowly archer” in medieval France. You have to wonder what’s on the menu ‘round the campfire outside Chalus Castle. I thought you were dedicated to your craft, Russ? If Bale can starve himself for The Machinist, then how about you step up, buddy…

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)…

Scorsese’s Shutter Island

Watch the trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new film Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and Max Von Sydow…

The Exorcist (1973)

Famously, it was the film that saw cinemas distribute vomit bags to audiences at the time of release, with many people fainting in the theatre at the horrific sights on screen. And indeed, the vision of an obscenity-screaming preteen indecently applying a crucifix to herself still remains one of the most unforgettable in cinema history, even by today’s “torture porn” horror film standards. But The Exorcist is more than just a piece of celluloid designed to shock…

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

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