Persons Of Interest, The Reading List

Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock

The name and face of Hitchcock in some ways have taken over the man, a deliberate choice on his part, it would seem. Director of famous thriller and crime films like The Birds, North By Northwest, Rear Window, and of course, Psycho, he's a man that in many ways needs no introduction, but who, because… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock

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Biography Of The Month: Orson Welles

As you may know, this year I set the goal of reading one biography per month, and this month goes to Orson Welles, actor, director, writer and wunderkind, 1915 - 1985. The biography is Rosebud by David Thomson.  Where does one even begin to talk about Orson Welles? He's a huge figure on the landscape… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Orson Welles

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Artist (2011)

Starring: Jean DuJardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, Director: Michel Hazanavicius When the star of silent movies meets cute with a delightful chorus girl, love is in the air. But with the advent of "talkies", that is, movies with sound, her career takes off and his stumbles, sending them in different directions in life. Will they… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Artist (2011)

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105 Must See Films: Argo (2012)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Director: Ben Affleck In 1980, the American embassy in Tehran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries, with six people escaping to a safe house. In order to get them out and back to the US, the CIA came up with the crazy plan of sending in a Hollywood producer… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Argo (2012)

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Biography Of The Month: Elizabeth Taylor

This year I set myself a goal of reading one biography a month about a movie star or director, or other Hollywood type, who I've always wanted to know more about. At the top of the list fell Elizabeth Taylor. Why Elizabeth Taylor? I love old school Hollywood and vintage glamour, and Elizabeth Taylor is… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Elizabeth Taylor

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Starring: Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz Ava Gardner sparkles in this film that starts at the funeral of the main character, and shows scenes from her life in the memories of those who knew and loved her, trying to piece together the mystery of her. She is Maria Vargas, a beautiful woman… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

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105 Must See Films: Mulholland Drive (2001)

Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring Director: David Lynch Following a car wreck, a woman wanders lost and amnesiac until she is taken in by a friendly, aspiring actress, and they try to piece together what happened. At least, I think that's what this film is about... It's strange, dreamlike and surreal, and the ending has… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Mulholland Drive (2001)

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105 Must See Films: Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (1985)

Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga Director: Hector Babenco Two men in a South American prison survive their desperate days together by sharing the story from an old film seen before they were captured. Molina is a kind hearted gay man with a secret, and Valentin is a idealistic, uptight political prisoner, tortured for… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (1985)

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Interview: Jackson Stewart, Writer and Director of new horror Beyond The Gates (2016)

Jackson is one of those people who you immediately like. Which is why I thought you might like to meet him. At least online anyway. A US director and writer who got his entry into the Writers Guild of America at just 25, his latest film is a horror involving a VHS game and two… Continue reading Interview: Jackson Stewart, Writer and Director of new horror Beyond The Gates (2016)

Film Reviews

The Invitation (2015)

Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy Blanchard Directed By: Karyn Kusama If you've ever been to one of those dinner parties where you felt the need to drink your way through someone's spiel about yoga or becoming vegan, then this is the film for you. Will and his new girlfriend are invited to a dinner… Continue reading The Invitation (2015)