Underappreciated actors – Jennifer Jason Leigh

Originally posted on maxrennblog:
When I decided to resurrect this series of blogs which I began (and lazily failed to maintain) for http://www.chrisandphilpresent.co.uk/ I didn’t want to set up too many rules. I didn’t want to just feature obscure performers (partly because there are other more knowledgeable film bloggers and writers out there to shine…

Tobe Hooper: A Retrospective

After reading Stuart Barr’s review of the bonkers 1985 film Lifeforce, a movie with the twin appeals of space vampires and a Patrick Stewart cameo, I decided I had to sample its lunacy for myself. And seeing as Lifeforce is directed by Tobe Hooper, it seemed like a good opportunity to do a movie marathonContinue reading “Tobe Hooper: A Retrospective”

Online streaming: a step backwards?

I’ve finally given up on online streaming subscriptions. After many frustrations, this morning I cancelled my Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription with an exasperated sigh. I will explain why. I was an early adopter and enthusiastic user of Lovefilm. I remember the dreadful old days, when trips to the local Blockbuster would usually end inContinue reading “Online streaming: a step backwards?”

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

In celebration of Mother’s Day, this week we review Gone With The Wind, which is Ian’s mum’s favourite film. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my act together in time to write this post before Mother’s Day, even though we recorded this several days ago… but on the other hand, in the United States Mother’s Day isn’tContinue reading “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”