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Obituary: Film Director Mike Nichols 1931 – 2014

Mike Nichols, the multi-award-winning film and stage director has died from a heart attack aged 83. The German born Nichols started his career in stand-up, where he partnered with Elaine May (write and direct), before making his directing debut with [...]

November 20, 2014

Pondering Movies: The Loss Of The Zeitgeist

The passing of time makes me look fondly at older movies, movies that I saw when I was younger. It is simply getting more and more difficult to find enjoyment in mainstream Hollywood movies. A decade or so ago, films like Cast Away or Vanilla Sky [...]

July 9, 2013

Review: Wes Anderson’s Whimsical MOONRISE KINGDOM

Wes Anderson movies are an acquired taste. The director’s visual style is a bit too quirky for the mainstream, and sometimes the art house crowd find it too laboured. I like his work, although I wasn’t a great admirer of The Darjeeling [...]

May 31, 2012

Interview: Acting Legend Dustin Hoffman

In 2007 I had the opportunity to attend the London press conference of Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. The new family film starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman, that tells the story of a 243 year old toy shop owner who decides to give the [...]

March 24, 2012