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Why 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a mystery
...and its similarities with Dr Strangelove.
sf  films 
april 2018 by nwlinks
“The Breakfast Club” in the Age of #MeToo
@MollyRingwald considers the legacy of John Hughes.
MeToo  films 
april 2018 by nwlinks
The Much Better Movie Hiding In 'Titanic'
I have not actually seen the film but this almost makes me want to.
Films  sexandgenderandsexuality 
february 2018 by nwlinks
What day even was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off anyway?
"It’s both transient and eternal. It’s May, June, July, August, September all rolled into one ridiculous 24-hour period. This retrospective confusion around the date itself feels weirdly, wonderfully apt."
june 2017 by nwlinks
Archive footage of Marcel Proust?
On the right, coming downstairs in a grey suit.
films  literature  history  proust 
february 2017 by nwlinks
A Split-Screen Tour of Los Angeles, Seventy Years Ago and Today
Fascinating. I think I saw *one* building that had not changed.
usa  history  films 
july 2016 by nwlinks
The Spy Who Liked Me
John Le Carré and Richard Burton.
films  espionage 
november 2014 by nwlinks
WWII Films
Did WW2 last longer than the films about it?
films  history 
june 2014 by nwlinks
London in 1927 & 2013
That colour film from 1927 - updated!
films  history 
january 2014 by nwlinks
Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life
Oscar-winning short film by Peter Capaldi starring Richard E. Grant.
august 2013 by nwlinks
Funniest Roger Ebert Quotes: His Best Movie Take Downs
"I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again."
funny  films 
april 2013 by nwlinks
Mark Kermode reviews Good Vibrations
I am ridiculously excited about this film.
march 2013 by nwlinks
How we made the Rocky Horror Picture Show
Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartley reminisce.
march 2013 by nwlinks
On choosing rulers. (Also, must see that film - loved the book.)
religion  politics  films  Netherlands 
march 2013 by nwlinks
#fb Lovely short film with romantic enchanted paper aeroplanes.
february 2013 by nwlinks
The Shore part 1, Conleth Hill, Ciaran Hinds
Lovely Oscar-winning short film set in Northern Ireland. (First half.)
northernireland  films 
december 2012 by nwlinks
Lord of Film – an interview with Randal Plunkett
The current Lord Dunsany: "I think if I wasn’t a film maker, I would have to be a writer. The writer I would be, would have to be Philip K. Dick."
films  sf 
december 2012 by nwlinks
Ted Chiang’s Story Of Your Life to be filmed
Chiang's writing, like Philip K. Dick's, is often very cinematic.
films  sf 
november 2012 by nwlinks
"Ek Tha Tiger"
The Bollywood film set in Dublin.
films  india  ireland 
november 2012 by nwlinks
Eleven of the Best Movies You've Never Seen
Actually I've seen very few films anyway, but may look out for these.
october 2012 by nwlinks
The Dark Knight Rises «
OK, I admit it, it *was* this bad.
september 2012 by nwlinks
Top Cat: The Movie – review
"Top Cat! Do you remember it? Top Cat! Well, they've dismembered it."
june 2012 by nwlinks
22 Free Hitchcock Movies Online
I did not know he had adapted 'Juno and the Paycock' for the big screen.
january 2012 by nwlinks
Nicholas Lezard pans the Tintin film
But I think I will go see it anyway. #fb
films  belgium  comics 
october 2011 by nwlinks
New faces added to The Hobbit cast - Den of Geek
'Barry Humphries, meanwhile, is known primarily to the world as Dame Edna Everage, and he's set to play the Goblin King in The Hobbit. Jackson says, "We're looking forward to seeing him invest the Goblin King with the delicate sensitivity and emotional depth this character deserves."'

In other news, Benedict Cumberbatch to play Smaug the dragon.
sf  films 
june 2011 by nwlinks
Atlas Shrugged - the movie!
"it is my great regret to inform you that Atlas Shrugged: Part I is neither good nor good-bad, but bad-bad-bad-bad. I dreamed, not of sesame chicken, but of my own swift and merciful death, and that of the director, not necessarily in that order."
sf  films 
april 2011 by nwlinks
Sapovnela, 1959, Otar Iosseliani
A 16 minute film about Georgian florist Mikheil Mamulashvili, made in 1959 when he was 86. In Georgian, but enjoy the music and the flowers!
georgia  films 
december 2010 by nwlinks
YouTube - Endhiran Theatrical trailer
That new Indian robot film - looks rather amazing!
september 2010 by nwlinks
BBC NEWS | Europe | Movie star plays Georgian leader
Andy Carcia to play Saakashvili in big-budget Holywood movie about last year's war filmed in Tbilisi. Meanwhile Emir Kusturica will be in South Ossetia, directing a film taking the other point of view. I am not making this up.
caucasus  war  films 
october 2009 by nwlinks

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