Gardeners have a habit of going on about their planting disasters, instead of celebrating their successes, says our green-fingered correspondent...
Samuel L. Jackson
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Sunday 16 August 2009
Inglourious Basterds ticks all the boxes for a film by Quentin Tarantino. Visceral violence, an inspired soundtrack, genre bent all out of shape, reams of crackling dialogue and a veritable love letter to Sergio Leone, The Dirty Dozen and the films of pre-war Germany? Check. But an award-winning performance? Now that's unusual. Samuel L Jackson as the Bible-spouting hitman in Pulp Fiction, and Robert Forster as the ageing bail bondsman in Jackie Brown, both received Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Oscars. But in general, Tarantino films don't receive their plaudits for their performances.
Sunday 31 May 2009
Lakeview Terrace, Neil LaBute, 110 mins, 15<br>Trouble the Water, Tia Lessin, Carl Deal, 90 mins, 15
Sunday 07 December 2008
Friday 05 December 2008
Here's some early rain on the parade of America's bright new dawn.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
US best-selling author Michael Crichton, who wrote such novels as "The Andromeda Strain" and "Jurassic Park," and created the popular TV drama "ER," has died at 66, his family said today.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
When the singer and musician Isaac Hayes met MGM executives in 1970, the conversation turned to the Ernest Tidyman novel Shaft, to which the studio had just acquired the film rights. Hayes thought he might be up for the lead role as the black private detective John Shaft, as the studio seemed keen to cash in on the emerging blaxploitation genre.
Sunday 16 March 2008
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Tuesday 26 October 2004
Homage to a charming and versatile beast
Saturday 09 October 2004
Monday 15 May 2000
Sunday 27 December 1998
Saturday 15 August 1998
Monday 10 August 1998
Friday 10 April 1998
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