My Week with Marilyn (2011) October 24, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Romance, 5 stars, adaptations, British films, true stories, films about films, Biography, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
Actors act as actors (and other production staff) in this surprisingly excellent, surprisingly true, story.
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012) October 23, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Documentary, Fantasy, 4 stars, world cinema, films about films, Biography, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
If you don’t know that name then you must be a young whippersnapper, because otherwise Ray Harryhausen needs no introduction.
A Trip to the Moon (1902) / The Extraordinary Voyage (2011) October 14, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Documentary, Fantasy, Sci-fi, 5 stars, 4 stars, 1900s & earlier, Adventure, world cinema, films about films, silent films, Biography, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
Beginning with the week with a review double-bill.
Firstly, Georges Méliès’ silent sci-fi short…
Secondly, a documentary about Méliès and his silent sci-fi short…
The Imposter (2012) August 22, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Documentary, Drama, 4 stars, British films, true stories, Mystery, Biography, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
A tale so bizarre, fascinating and unbelievable that it can only be true.
The UK TV premiere is on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.Drama, Crime, Western, 5 stars, 2000s, adaptations, true stories, Biography, 2013 , add a comment
It lost out to No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood in 2008’s awards season, but it’s better than either.
Plus, the UK TV premiere is tonight at 10pm on ITV4.
Ip Man 2 (2010) April 28, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Action, 4 stars, world cinema, Biography, 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
aka The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
From the files of Police Squad comes a classic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedy.
It’s on Film4 (and Film4 HD) tonight at 11:25pm.
#81: Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011) November 24, 2012Posted by badblokebob in : Documentary, 4 stars, films about films, Biography, 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
The documentary that Weinstein reportedly tried to stop existing, including discouraging people from participating in interviews. Either he needn’t have worried or really is a complete megalomaniac, because while there is a certain warts-and-all aspect to Barry Avrich’s cinematic biography, it can’t help but admire all that Weinstein has achieved.
Click through for the full review: