MOVIE CLASSICS AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL


LIVE EVENT - 27th December 2011 2011 Included was a tribute to the late John Barry. This was the first such concert that I have been to, featuring movie themes anyway. This was only my second visit to Manchester's beautiful Bridgewater Hall as well, the last being in December 2005. This event was hosted by Virginia McKenna and conductor Paul Bateman worked … Continue reading MOVIE CLASSICS AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL

BUGSY MALONE


1976 DIRECTOR: Alan Parker NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO There's not much to say about Bugsy Malone, apart from I DON'T GET IT! I didn't really see it much as a child which may explain why I seem to be the only person of my … Continue reading BUGSY MALONE

TOMBSTONE: THE TOWN TOO TOUGH TO DIE


1942 DIRECTOR: William C. McGann NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO May Contain Spoilers! Tombstone has often been the location of choice in the Western genre, as the legendary yet rather dull Gunfight at the O.K. Coral put the town and Wyatt Earp on the map. This 1942 … Continue reading TOMBSTONE: THE TOWN TOO TOUGH TO DIE

THE MAGDALENE SISTERS


2002 DIRECTOR: Peter Mullan Depressing, dark, gritty and thought provoking would be the best words to describe this film. Simply shot and told, this tells the true story of the horrific Magdalene Asylums in Ireland during the 1960's, where wayward young women, often single mothers, were sent by their own families to be put back on the … Continue reading THE MAGDALENE SISTERS

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS IN 3D


2011 DIRECTOR(s): Sarah Smith & Barry Cook CINEMA REVIEW Will we be adding this to our collection? YES Ardman Animation's move into digimation from the safely of Wallace and Gromit was not all smooth sailing, with the rather below par Flushed Away, but with Arthur Christmas, they have clearly reached a high note. Funny, entertaining … Continue reading ARTHUR CHRISTMAS IN 3D

FILM OF THE YEAR ~ 2011


So, the decision is in. The film of the year for 2011 is... (Drum roll please....) RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, directed by our very own British director Rupert Wyatt, whose previous work includes bazaar soap opera, Hollyoaks. The film was small, a small intimate portrayal of an epic tale which is well and truly … Continue reading FILM OF THE YEAR ~ 2011

RAGING BULL


1980 DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese I was expecting early Scorsese, a boxing film and a usual great performance from Robert De Niro. I got Scorsese at his finest, a film about a man who happened to be boxer whilst witnessing the finest boxing scenes ever committed to film and the reason why De Niro is so highly … Continue reading RAGING BULL