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Friday 27 May 2011
Dr Strangelove, Kubrick's crowning achievement, is sadly missing but the seven films in this nicely packaged Blu-ray collection are still, well, awesome.
Monday 23 May 2011
In what was an unusually strong Cannes competition, there were arguably two films that stood above the others – in terms of formal inventiveness and ambition: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life and Michel Hazanavicius's black-and-white silent movie The Artist.
Monday 09 May 2011
If Sarah Lund's Nordic knit sweater in The Killing was a signifier of a certain gentleness and, more particularly, a character who would never stoop so low as to use her sexuality in a clichéd, woman-hell-bent-on-surviving-in-a-man's-world kind of a way, the wardrobe of Laure Berthaud, the lead in Spiral, demonstrates no such politically-correct concerns.
Friday 06 May 2011
Saturday 09 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
For anyone who claims that UK TV drama's lack of ambition is down to a lack of US-size budgets, The Killing makes for rather damning contradictory evidence.
Monday 28 March 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
Friday 11 February 2011
The “Infernal Dance” goes on. But in this the second instalment of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s well-named Bartok series it was Stravinsky who ultimately called the tune and dictated the footwork. A thrill-packed performance of The Rite of Spring brought people to their feet but there’s quite nothing like the context of a well-made programme to maximise its impact.
Monday 24 January 2011
Friday 10 December 2010
Sunday 03 October 2010
King B, the world's most admired film director, has decided on his next project: he will make the most expensive and ambitious pornographic movie ever. He uses his artistic cachet to attract big-name stars, and his box-office clout to draw a rich sponsor: the government of Liechtenstein, no less. He and his crew arrive in bewildered Vaduz for the shoot, which soon descends into anarchy.
Tony Curtis: Actor who started out as a teen heartthrob and became a much-loved and versatile character actor
Friday 01 October 2010
An actor with dark, curly hair and handsome looks, Tony Curtis began his film career playing small roles as gangsters or juvenile delinquents before his popularity with teenagers won him stardom at Universal in swashbuckling fantasies such as The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) and The Black Shield of Falworth (1954). Elvis Presley is said to have modelled his hairstyle on Curtis, whose marriage to the equally attractive Janet Leigh made the pair a popular subject of fan magazines throughout the Fifties.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died at the age of 85.
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