Top Ten: Actors Snubbed by Oscar

We’re now at the stage in the cinema calendar where the Oscar nominations have been announced and the films designed to bait the audience are being gushed over. Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks in a Cold War thriller. Tick. Cate Blanchett in a 1950s lesbian love story. Tick…

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

One of the films I’ve enjoyed most in the past few years is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The story of a group of old people who go to live in India was genuinely heart-warming and blessed with a fabulous cast of the best of British acting talent including Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith…

Houdini’s Magic Ticket

Once upon a time – about 6 weeks ago actually – Dan at Top Ten Movies had a great idea for a blogathon. He invited movie bloggers to think about what they would do with a magic ticket that could transport them into different films. There’s been some great replies and I’ve been meaning to add my own thoughts since the blogathon was announced…

Brooklyn’s Finest

I quite like choosing movies ‘blind’. That means I look at what’s on special offer and buy any which look interesting – if they’re cheap they’re often worth a punt. That’s how I got hold of Brooklyn’s Finest.

Top Ten: Movie Musicals

Of all the Top Ten lists I’ve done so far, or am likely to do, the Top Ten Movie Musicals is the toughest I can imagine. I love musicals, be they on stage or screen, and without a doubt they are my favourite film genre.