Revisiting

Revisiting The Spiral Staircase (1946) and Dragonwyck (1946)

By Alan Hurst A near perfect movie recipe: atmospheric black and white cinematography combined with a big old house, a troubled heroine, a troubling hero, a quirky cast of supporting characters, and all set in a bygone era. If a filmmaker and screenwriter can get those things right, then for me that’s movie bliss. Two…

Faye Dunaway’s Best Performances

By Alan Hurst It has not been a good couple of years for Faye Dunaway. In 2017 she got caught in the maelstrom of confusion during the presentation of the Best Picture award at that year’s Oscars, ultimately awarding the Oscar to Moonlight – the true winner – after having already announced La La Land…

The Addams Family – From Drawings to TV to Cinemas. Again.

By Craig Leask It all started with a simple one panel comic in 1938 where Charles Addams introduced a wealthy, but ghoulish, extended family who delight in the macabre. This was the first of some 150 single panel cartoons originally published in The New Yorker magazine continuing to 1988 when Charles Addams passed away.  Interestingly,…

Revisiting SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT (1999)

By Nick Maylor Trey Parker and Matt Stone started their cartoon franchise over twenty years ago and the show is still putting out new episodes. Unlike The Simpsons Movie (2007) which took a long, slow journey to the big screen, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) was green-lit almost immediately after South Park began…