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Rocketman- Elton Hercules John!

As I alluded to in a recent post there is a plethora of music homage movies set for release in 2019, Rocketman is one such feature which centers on the musical-life of Elton John. This review does contain spoilers so

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The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde (adapted and directed by Orson Welles)

When I was a child, I used to play this record incessantly.  Today, as a 45 year old man, it still brings a tear to my eye! It remains the most beautiful and heart-wrenching fable I have ever had the

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Music homage films abound in 2019 (Beatles, Springsteen, Elton John & Bob Dylan)

After the big box-office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody, film studios must have been wiping the dust off dozens of musical homage scripts faster than they could sing: ‘We will, we will rock you!’. Yesterday and Blinded By The Light In

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The Master (2012) – Paul Thomas Anderson

Lancaster Dodd: I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you. While Paul Thomas Anderson’s film catalogue may not be expansive his

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Lost Horizon (1937) – Frank Capra

Along with Woody Allen’s Sleeper, Lost Horizon is another movie recommended to me by fellow blogger Badfinger20. It is a Frank Capra film based on the 1933 novel of the same name by James Hilton. IMDB storyline: British diplomat Robert

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Sleeper (1973) – Woody Allen

Sleeper is a scantly known Woody Allen movie recommended to me by fellow blogger badfinger20. I was enthralled by it and frankly it remains a mystery how it isn’t more widely known. I cannot remember the last time I laughed

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Reflections on the ‘Who Killed JFK’ article

I wrote an article here in 2014 about the documentary – The Kennedy Assassination – Beyond Conspiracy. I wrote excerpts from the documentary in an attempt to expose the hypocrisy and misleading farse that which is the famous JFK movie directed

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A little known Australian movie called ‘Candy’ and Tim Buckley’s ‘Song to the Siren’

Heath Ledger was at the peak of his acting prowess when he sadly departed from this great play we all take part called ‘Life’.  He was posthumously awarded the Oscar for best supporting actor in his role as the Joker

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Mandy – An art-house supernatural horror trip

Mandy was certainly a trip to the bottom of the pit. If ever there was a movie which will assuredly become a cult classic, it’s Mandy. Also, if there is such a genre as art-house supernatural horror, then Mandy would

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Crikey! ‘That’s a tough mother bleepin’ wooden door’

A fellow Aussie’s commentary on the greatest police ‘fail’ ever. Related Articles: 1. Comedy and the Ages. Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson 2. Gillette is on point 3. Movies and TV menu

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