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From Lucy to Raymond: Alan’s TV Christmas Favourites

By Alan Hurst This is an exercise in pure nostalgia. Just like my favourite Christmas movies were primarily released or filled with a 1940s sensibility, my favourite TV episodes with a Christmas theme are primarily from the sixties and seventies, with a few more recent additions. Most of these are things my sisters and I…

The Golden Globe Nominations: Television

By Alan Hurst The big surprise for me this year with the Golden Globe nominations for the best in television in 2018 was the actual lack of major surprises. There were a few WTF nominations (Candice Bergen for the lacklustre Murphy Brown reboot being one of them) and omissions (The Handmaid’s Tale or Westworld for Best…

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By John H. Foote Often the best predictor of the Academy Awards, often wildly off base, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the Golden Globe Awards this morning at dawn in Los Angeles. I will cover the film nominees, the television nomionees will come from Alan Hurst later in the day. Surprises?…

Julie Andrews: A Look Back at Her Essential Performances

By Alan Hurst With the release this year of Mary Poppins Returns (2018) there has been a resurgence of interest around the original Mary Poppins (1964) and Julie Andrews’ performance in that classic film. It’s the film that launched Andrews’ movie career and within a year she had overtaken both Doris Day and Elizabeth Taylor…

THE 15 WORST OSCAR-WINNING FILMS IN MOVIE HISTORY

By John H. Foote So often through the history of the cinema, and the connection to the Academy of Arts and Sciences, wildly over appreciated films are nominated for and often win the Best Picture award, in addition to many other prizes. If you study closely the nominees and winners of each year right back…