Welcome to all lovers of movies – and TV, especially the good US networks and cable dramas, Brit TV programs, and every Scandinavian show I have seen.
Visit the “My Hunks” page at Facebook – all film and TV actors I admire – some now sadly gone. Here is one — Benedict Cumberbatch (new Star Trek, Mr Sherlock)
This film, made in Ireland, is a powerful, ultimately devastating picture of a woman who agrees to spy on her IRA compatriots to keep her son. Co Stars Clive Owen and a terrific Andrea Riseborough. It is available at Amazon instant Video now. Opens in the USA on May 31. I highly recommend
…Hiding under the movie seat when The Thing [James Arness] was about to lumber onto the screen, crying at the end of Bambi, watching the last film in Cincinnati with my brother before moving to Long Island – [Call Northside 77] – wearing a black arm band when Jame Dean died, and then going to see Giant. Watching my favorite films and TV series over and over again -
How many times have I looked at The Jewel in The Crown? The BBC’s State Of Play? The Crying Game? Lawrence of Arabia? Bridge on The River Kwai? Guinness’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley’s People? — and so many more I hope to recall and discuss here on this blog.
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If you are lucky enough to get UK TV shows, you have seen all of the recent series Broadchurch. It starred David Tennant and Olivia Coleman, with a supporting cast of outstanding actors. It will come to BBC America early next year. I know it will grab you from beginning to end.
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