American Hustle (2013)

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 David O Russell’s film is a stylish caper set during the 1970s, with a cast so consistently brilliant that you might want to borrow Christian Bale’s shades lest your brain melts. Irving Rosenberg (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are two con artists who besides being business partners are…

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Silent Sirens – Louise Brooks

Unfortunately, not all was bliss for little Louise. At nine years of age she was abused by a neighbour whom she later used to refer to as either “Mr Flowers” or “Mr Feathers”. To make matters worst, when she confessed it to her mother, the latter put the blame solely on her daughter, accusing her…

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Silent Screens – Frankenstein (1910)

Mary Shelley’s seminal novel Frankenstein, first published in 1818, was a popular hit on stage thanks to Henry M Milner’s adaptation called The Man and The Monster; or the Fate of Frankenstein (1826). Therefore it comes as no surprise that it was also one of the first literary works to make it to the silver screen. Continue reading HERE.

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My 7 Favourite Martin Scorsese Films

7. The Color of Money (1986) Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise,Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Turturro Story: Eddie Felson (Newman) is a former pool hustler now turned liquor salesman. One day he meets Vincent (Cruise) a young, cocky, talented pool player working at a toy store. Felson sees a lot of himself in Vincent and he convinces him and…

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Money for Something: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

It is tempting to see Martin Scorsese’s new film as an indictment of the consumerist/capitalist culture, a morality play tragedy whose hero becomes the villain and has his comeuppance. But in doing so one would be missing the bigger picture, the one that Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) exploits so adroitly. The real Jordan Belfort…

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Silent Sirens – Theda Bara

Theda Bara caught the public’s imagination so much that the studios launched a massive publicity campaign, whereupon they billed her as the daughter of an Eastern Prince and a French actress, born in the Sahara desert, where she spent much of her childhood under the shadow of the Sphynx. Her publicists also pointed out that…

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My 10 Teen Favourite Fantasy Films from the 1980s

10. Splash (1984) Director: Ron Howard Starring: Tom Hanks, Darryl Hannah, John Candy Allen Bauer (Hanks) is trying to make something out of his life after his latest romantic disaster. His older brother Freddie (Candy) is not much help and therefore he decides to go to Cape Cod where, as a child, he nearly drowned.…

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