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The Horrorwood Ten: Happy Halloween!

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 […]

The Hollywood Ten: Alternative Lumet

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 […]

The Hollywood Ten: The British Touch

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 […]

The Hollywood Ten: Great Moments From Slim Pickens

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 […]

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