This study of a young stroke patient’s struggle to regain language and memory manages to be at once visually arresting, deeply moving and uplifting
Robert Altman was a well-respected if not necessarily always commercially successful director whose career spanned over 40 years. He started off in TV and finally got his big break when he directed M*A*S*H* which won him the Palme d’Or in 1970 and finally gave him the recognition he had been seeking.
This documentary is about how aspiring filmmakers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp ended up managing the career of The Who.
A gang of young eastern European men and boys hang around the Gare du Nord in Paris looking for marks; seemingly acting as prostitutes there is more to their designs on the clients than getting a few euros for sex. Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin) is a lonely businessman who takes a shine to Marek (Kirill Emelyanov) but his initial plan gets twisted and it has life changing consequences for them both.
Commissioned to write a rom-com screenplay our leading man finds himself in a sticky situation, what’s that? He’s never been in love? (and he’s like mid 30s…) Narrator (Chris Evans) then goes out and meets and falls for Her (Michelle Monaghan). And gets really scared and stuff about it all especially as she already has a boyfriend (who we decide is a baddie because he is played by a Brit – big clue he is not the man for her).
This release on DVD and Blu-ray is part of Network Distributing’s ‘The British Film’ collection. I recall watching this on TV as a child and being pretty impressed, how would I find it decades later and post-Cameron (James not David)?
When you see Kevin Costner’s name attached to a project it can inspire fear for many; it’s hard to pinpoint when he fell out of favour but he has been overlooked for quite a few years now. So it was with trepidation that I embarked on watching Draft Day. Continue reading
Dave (Frederick Schmidt) is a small time criminal living in London who is trying to move up in the family business. A job he does for his psychopathic uncle Jimmy (Martin Askew) goes horribly wrong due to Dave’s ambitions outweighing his intellect and understanding of the rules of the underworld game. Continue reading
This documentary takes us through the life and career of great British artist and living legend David Hockney – considering it spans over 50 years this is quite an achievement. We learn about Hockney’s humble beginnings in Bradford to his life in Hollywood as a renowned artist. Continue reading
In 1984 the biggest workers union in the country went on strike – the coal miners’ strike was long and bitter and all over the media. From 1979 when she became prime minister Margaret Thatcher had always had a plan to crush the unions and privatise all that the post war Labour government had nationalised; coal being firmly in her sights. Continue reading