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Friday 13 March 2009
He may be the most prolific torturer and executioner the modern world has known.
Sunday 08 March 2009
Friday 20 February 2009
Though born in Brooklyn, the actress and singer Olga San Juan was of Puerto Rican extraction, and during her years in Hollywood she was often cast and costumed in Latin style. Publicised as "the Puerto Rican Pepperpot", she was an engaging performer, but she lacked the huge charisma that made her contemporary Carmen Miranda a worldwide sensation.
Sunday 25 January 2009
Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr and Jack Black star as three has-beens who think they're filming a Vietnam war epic in the jungle, unaware that the people who keep shooting at them aren't actors playing the Viet Cong, they're genuine trigger-happy guerrillas.
Friday 09 January 2009
In Hollywood's glitzy society, stories are never ordinary stories and murders are never ordinary murders.
Sunday 21 December 2008
The frustrating thing about 'The Love Guru' is is that Mike Myers still has expert comic timing, but he's shelved almost every form of humour except sniggering references to genitalia, flatulence and most varieties of bodily fluid: it's perhaps inevitable that the film climaxes with a pair of rutting elephants.
Friday 19 December 2008
Sunday 30 November 2008
As a member of Bafta, I'm currently being bombarded with emails inviting me to screenings of films that distributors believe are in the running for awards. This is a reminder that, for industry insiders, the awards season has already begun, even though the first big "kudosfest" isn't until 11 January when the Golden Globes are broadcast.
Sunday 26 October 2008
This summer's second most acclaimed superhero blockbuster stars Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, playboy industrialist turned one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Saturday 11 October 2008
Monday 06 October 2008
The principals behind DreamWorks SKG and Paramount Pictures sealed their parting of ways yesterday, allowing the DreamWorks studio to tie up with Reliance ADA Group of India to start a new film company.
Monday 08 September 2008
As sheriff Ed Tom Bell, he risked death in the fight for justice, pursuing Javier Bardem's psychotic murderer across the desolate and lawless landscape of west Texas. Now Tommy Lee Jones is taking his love for the letter of the law a step further – albeit for more self-serving reasons.
Thursday 07 August 2008
Sunday 13 July 2008
Paramount Noah Baumbach's second dysfunctional family comedy is so unsparing that there are some scenes even more shockingly intimate than the one with a naked Jack Black in it.
Saturday 21 June 2008
Described by Georges Sadoul in his book French Film (1953) as "an honest craftsman, capable of good work and worthy of his international reputation", Jean Delannoy was the last surviving and last active member of the directing triumvirate of Claude Autant-Lara, Christian-Jaque and himself, who between them were responsible for much of what constituted the "Tradition of Quality" in postwar French cinema.
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