As the great Forry Ackerman used to say, “Hooray For Horrorwood!” Mindful of the coming season of witches, ghouls, goblins and other things that go bump in the night, I have devoted this week’s Hollywood Ten to movies that send a chill down my spine. Sometimes it’s a pleasurable frisson and occasionally it’s a full […]
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This week on The Hollywood Ten I want to take a sideways look at the career of one of America’s finest directors. Sidney Lumet has been rightly honoured for his many popular and critical successes: 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Prince Of The City and suchlike. But his career is interesting for […]
This week, the Hollywood Ten is all about American films which are distinguished by particularly inspired appearances from British actors. I’ve tried to avoid the more obvious choices - suffice to say that, like everyone else, I doff my cap to Alan Rickman in Robin Hood and Die Hard and Charles Laughton in everything.
1. Sir […]
A new series this, in which I will choose ten favourites from a random category - the only rule is that the films must be mainstream and from America.
I’ve decided to begin with the great Slim Pickens (1919-83), a real cowboy turned favourite character player in Hollywood movies between the 50s and the 80s; mostly […]