I Was A Male War Bride

The easiest question in the world for me to answer is “Who is your favourite actor?” From the age of about six or seven the answer has been the same – Cary Grant. There are others I admire – James Stewart runs Grant a close second, Tom Hanks is always impressive…

Top Ten: Movie Fathers

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day here in the UK. Depending on your point of view it’s either the ideal opportunity to thank our Dads for everything that they have done for us over the year or a Hallmark Holiday….

Top Ten: James Stewart Films

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series James Stewart Weekend

To round off my James Stewart celebration weekend here are my Top Ten films starring the great man himself. And one starring an invisible 6ft rabbit…


This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series James Stewart Weekend

For me, and I think for many people, James Stewart was at his most endearing when playing the everyman. The characters that come to mind are those who are slightly bumbling and naïve but certainly kind and considerate. George Bailey, Jefferson Smith and Elwood P. Dowd…

Mr Smith Goes To Washington

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series James Stewart Weekend

In the dark and distant days before I spent my days writing I used to work in the murky world of politics. I don’t have particularly fond memories of that period of my life but at the same time I still have an enduring interest in politics and political issues..

James Stewart – An Appreciation

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series James Stewart Weekend

Most of the films that I watch and rewatch on a regular basis are from the more modern era. The mid-70s to today, roughly the years that I have been alive. My DVD shelves are packed with movies from the past fifteen years. I’m a modern girl….

Top Ten: Movie Weepies

There’s an episode of Friends which shows Chandler being berated by Monica and Pheobe because of his lack of emotions. He can’t cry at sad movies, the thought of his wife dying doesn’t do anything for him and it is only Ross and Rachel’s inability to get together that finally elicits tears. I’m exactly the opposite…

Rear Window

As I’m sure you can guess I’m a huge film fan – otherwise this really wouldn’t be the website for me! Even so, I’ve always been aware of huge gaps in my movie watching history which I need to work on filling in. I’ve never seen Citizen Kane…