Why I’m Watching Westerns Again…

The Western has long been the genre of film that falls by the wayside when something shiny and new comes along: in the 1950's that was the musical, in the 1970's it was birth of the blockbuster and new Hollywood; with its shiny new themes and director style the wide vistas and lone riders disappeared … Continue reading Why I’m Watching Westerns Again…

Why Hollywood needs Movie Stars again

In the gold age of Cinema Hollywood had movie stars, Men and Women who can sell a movie just by name alone; power couples Like Bogart and Bacall who can force a film over the line regardless of whether the film is good or not (but all those films are great). Since the rise of … Continue reading Why Hollywood needs Movie Stars again

Harry’s Classic Pick – The Color of Money

When Martin Scorsese made the Color of Money (and yes, I know colour is spelt wrong) he was already one of the greatest film makers working in cinema. The 1986 sequel to the grossly entertaining The Hustler (1961) showcases just how much a talent Scorsese was. The Film which follows 25 years on from the … Continue reading Harry’s Classic Pick – The Color of Money