Category Archives: Film

The Oscars 2012 – My picks and tips

This year’s Oscars have one advantage for cinema goers over pervious years. Whereas in the past to view all nominated films required a pretty long list of films, this year, in the feature film categories (excluding the animated and foreign … Continue reading

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Oscars Time – The Best Pictures (Part Two)

In Part One I looked at the historical films nominated for Best Picture, now I move on to the rest. Les Miserables, is of course set in the past, but historical truth is not an issue. It has bigger problems … Continue reading

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Oscars Time – The Best Pictures (Part One)

The discussion regarding many of the films up for the Best Picture Award at this year’s Oscars has concerned truth. Mostly this has arisen because so many of the films depict historical events – even if in the case of … Continue reading

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Les Miserables: Keeps looking damn good

So the latest trailer is out for Les Miserables. The first one had me hooked – I was feeling pretty confident that they weren’t going to stuff it up. This second version is almost a summary of the film. Whereas … Continue reading

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The Oscars race reaches the release stage

Pretty much as soon as the Academy Awards hands out the Best Picture award, the talk turns to the next and which film might win the big one. Heck this year, so bored was I with the nominees that even … Continue reading

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Sight and Sounds picks Vertigo as the Best Film of All Time

Yesterday came news that British film magazine, Sight and Sound had released it latest poll of the best films of all time. In an age where lists of best ofs are pretty much stock standard, Sight and Sound gets extra … Continue reading

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Drum Piece –Movies and Pirates – and the APSC’s new Guidelines for Being a Public Servant on Social Media

My Drum piece today is on how the film industry keeps making crap and treats consumers like crap and then wonders why box office revenue is falling… oh yeah “it’s the pirates”. The piece has a few graphs (but of … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: “Where’s that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where’s that money?”

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes with Donna Reed from her Oscar winning role as Alma ‘Lorene’ Burke in From Here to Eternity to the movie role she is probably most famous for, Mary Hatch), in Frank Capra’s … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer: The Best Trilogies of All-time

> Ahhh “trilogy”. Is there any phrase more likely to gladden the heart of a movie fan? That knowledge that a good first film has not totally been ruined by a sequel and thus the studio has consented to make … Continue reading

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>Flick of the week: “Nobody ever lies about being lonely”.

> This week’s flick of the week (yes I realise it has been a while!) takes us with Burt Lancaster from his role as gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success, to his role as Sgt Milton Warden … Continue reading

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