Film Talk

10 Historical Figures Who Deserve Biopics and the Actors that Should Play Them

By Nick Maylor Biopics are huge business these days. When done well, they will often appear with a notable presence during the awards seasons; with many actors and actresses taking home Oscar gold for their appearances in them. Several historical figures of note have yet to (to my satisfaction) be given their due treatment in…

The Innovations of CITIZEN KANE

By John H. Foote The Godfather Part II (1974) is arguably the greatest of American films, with its astounding artistry and complex themes, followed by The Godfather (1972), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) , On the Waterfront (1954), Raging Bull (1980), Schindlers List (1993), Apocalypse Now (1979)The Wizard of Oz (1939), and The Searchers (1956), each…

Elizabeth Taylor – A Look Back at Some Essential Performances

By Alan Hurst She was a major screen presence from the mid-forties with her breakthrough in National Velvet (1945) until her screen career wound down after The Mirror Crack’d (1980). She made a few successful forays into television in the seventies and eighties, always generating significant buzz. She was a tabloid sensation from the first…

Buyer Beware – Movies Focusing on the Pitfalls of Home Renovation

By Craig Leask Homeownership has always been the basis of the American Dream. That sense of accomplishment, a pride of ownership, the creation of lifelong memories. While purchasing your first home can be a very proud milestone, it can also be a very arduous and frightening move – sometimes you just don’t get that feeling…