Actors who stepped out the shadows of famous parents (2021)

Ah, escaping the legacy of one’s parents. What must that be like? I guess we all have it, to some degree. But if you want to get into acting and you have famous parents, it must be strange. Do you try and make it on your own? Do you use their name to open doors and get you meetings? Let’s say you do start to … Continue reading Actors who stepped out the shadows of famous parents (2021)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Tarantino’s swansong

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino – and it’s one you’d better make sure you watch because he’s only making one more and that’s it, he’s done. His legacy of ten films will be there for us to watch but no more will be made, verily the movie gods have spoken (until he gets bored and comes out … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Tarantino’s swansong

Has Colin Farrell lost his way?

I watched London Boulevard on TV at the weekend. The best way I can describe it is… You know those times when you’re feeling lonely and your phone buzzes? ‘Ah ha!’ you think, ‘I’ve got a text. Someone loves me’. Your chubby little fingers scramble to bring your device to life; only to discover it’s some automated message about which you couldn’t care less. You’re … Continue reading Has Colin Farrell lost his way?

Seven Psychopaths – one psycho too many?

Fours years has passed since Writer/Director Martin McDonagh gave us the critically-acclaimed In Bruges – a film where two hitmen lie low in Belgium after a job goes awry. The pairing of Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as gangsters with mismatched feelings at being stuck in aforesaid town provide some brilliantly scripted, darkly comic scenes. With Seven Psychopaths I expected more of the same. Whilst … Continue reading Seven Psychopaths – one psycho too many?

Emma Stone – rising star of Hollywood

There’s something about Emma Stone, only I cannot pinpoint her appeal. Maybe that’s part of her appeal? The other night I watched The Amazing Spider-Man – the latest franchise reboot – and Stone is great in it. Strong chemistry with Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, as you’d expect now they’re dating in real life. There’s not many young actresses out there that have sublime, comic timing … Continue reading Emma Stone – rising star of Hollywood

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Argo, Affleck and a hard-hitting Hollywood tale

I saw Argo the other night and thought it was great. Really tense throughout, with a few lighter moments to keep from getting too heavy. I said as much to friends and got told rather firmly that the film was historically inaccurate and missed the point. When I queried this I was told it didn’t fully explore the political situation behind the stand-off between Iran … Continue reading Argo, Affleck and a hard-hitting Hollywood tale

Top 10 thinking man’s actresses

Hello my film-loving friends. Today I wish to share with you my list of a thinking man’s top actresses. Ladies that have a certain allure in terms of intelligence, physical beauty, acting prowess and – to avoid using an overused French phrase – an indefinable something. With each actress I’ve also mentioned the films that first made me fall in love with them. Now you … Continue reading Top 10 thinking man’s actresses