Alfred Hitchcock and his Birds

Behind the camera, his pendulous lips exhaling bad breath and extraordinarily obscene jokes in a lugubrious Cockney accent, stood the corpulent figure of Alfred Hitchcock, acknowledged as cinema’s master of murder, mayhem and suspense. In front of the camera, poised, elegant, remote, and seemingly unattainable, reclined the exquisitely beautiful Tippi Hedren, his latest star, and … [Read the full story]

DVD Derek reviews…

I visited the video store to hire…well…something different.  I ended up getting a Simon Pegg DVD. I quite like his films, although “Fear of Everything” was not his best. It has the style of an old Ealing Comedy, but without the quality script. It tried to cover too much ground – neurosis, psychiatry, pathos, family tragedy, … [Read the full story]

Oscars 2013 – the preview

Not the best year for films. It was more quantity than quality. We did have some beautiful actresses despite having to appear in a few sub-standard movies. Joanna Moore, Heather Graham, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett always give great performances. Why are there not more romantic comedies for stars like Cameron Diaz and Selma Hayek … [Read the full story]

Speilberg is set for Golden Globe with Lincoln

Steven Spielberg is the frontrunner for next year’s Golden Globes Awards after receiving seven nominations for Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field are shortlisted for acting prizes for their performances as President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, while Spielberg is up for Best Director and the film itself is nominated for … [Read the full story]