For this week's podcast, I look at two films that weren't really appreciated at the time of their release. The first of these is Anthony Mann's historical epic from 1964 - The Fall Of The Roman Empire starring Stephen Boyd, Sophia Loren and Alec Guinness and the second is an Elia Kazan movie from 1960, Big River starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet. Both films didn't get enough love and both have something important to say politically.
Sep 19, 2016
Sep 4, 2016
This time, to celebrate the life of Gene Wilder who stepped on the rainbow this week, I take a look at his work and career and explain what was magical about this strange-looking and extremely talented man.
Aug 20, 2016
Two very different movies this time. The definitive and classic version of Oscar Wilde's 1895 play The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952) starring Michael Redgrave, Joan Greenwood and Margaret Rutherford, then we move to 1969 for a forgotten but gritty drama The Reckoning starring Nicol Williamson and Anne Bell. We go from upper class frippery to working class angst in one fell podcast.
Aug 7, 2016
This time it's 1960s women's pictures. We start off with the rom-com remake Move Over Darling starring Doris Day, James Garner and Thelma Ritter, then we go way iconic with 1961's Breakfast At Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal.
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 10, 2016
This time around, I have a bad cold so it's time for a music podcast. From a gay-oriented Sinatra song to the dirty boogie, from Nina Simone to Lalo Schifrin. There will be bongo drums. Go, Daddy, Go!
Jun 27, 2016
Two very different films from two different eras and two different countries. Firstly, the 1935 French historical comedy La Kermesse Heroique (Carnival In Flanders) starring Francoise Rosay and Jean Murat, then we go to America in 1988 for Oliver Stone's Talk Radio, starring and written by Eric Bogosian. The only thing they have in common is that they're both really, really good.
Jun 9, 2016
May 29, 2016
This time around, it's 1970s porno chic and the social context around it. Deep Throat, Behind The Green Door and The Devil In Miss Jones legitimised adult cinema for a time and changed the way adult entertainment was perceived for all time.
May 15, 2016
We go from the most unusual gunfight in cinema history with Dalton Trumbo's Terror In A Texas Town (1958) starring Sterling Hayden to from 1958 as well a cute little British comedy about a rundown fleapit cinema, The Smallest Show On Earth starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.