Astonishing documentary – Apollo 11 (2019), directed by Todd Douglas Miller – Film Review

Apollo 11 is an important historical record of one of our most incredible achievements. It’s masterful storytelling and brilliant documentary filmmaking, put together with skill and artistry, entirely from archive material and original interviews from the time, and as such it has a purity that makes it original, compelling and completely moving.

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REBECCA (1940), Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders – #FILMTALK Review

Rebecca is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel. It was Hitchcock’s first American film, and his first under contract with producer David O. Selznick. The film stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson, George Sanders and Gladys Cooper in supporting roles. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1940. Continue reading “REBECCA (1940), Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders – #FILMTALK Review”

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman – #FILMTALK Review

Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg, is the first instalment in the Indiana Jones franchise and stars Harrison Ford as archaeologist Indiana Jones, who battles a group of Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant; a welcome addition to our list of the 100 greatest films ever made. Continue reading “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman – #FILMTALK Review”

Derek Fowlds pays tribute to the wonderful iconic actor, Peter Cushing

Actor Derek Fowlds recalls working with Peter Cushing on Hammer Films’ classic 1967 horror, Frankenstein Created Woman. Derek pays tribute to Peter Cushing, a wonderful actor, who, as he reveals, played such an important part in his life and career. Continue reading “Derek Fowlds pays tribute to the wonderful iconic actor, Peter Cushing”