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manfriday

Race Relations: Man Friday (1975)

The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Man Friday starring Peter O’Toole and Richard Roundtree. Back in 1719, Daniel Defoe wrote his beloved classic Robinson Crusoe, about a shipwrecked sailor surviving for years on an uninhabited island. During the course of his adventures, Crusoe rescues a black native from cannibals and names [...]

Beanstalk

Gather Round The Tele: Jack And The Beanstalk (1952)

Gather Round The Tele continues with Tim Wickens looking at Jack And The Beanstalk (1952) starring the classic comedy team of Abbott and Costello. In my mind there are films and actors that are must shares with your kids. Actors that are a must for me are the likes of Peter Sellers, Christopher Lee, Sidney [...]

rabbit proof fence

Race Relations: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

The Race Relations feature continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Rabbit Proof Fence starring Kenneth Branagh, Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury and Laura Monaghan. For our next instalment of Race Relations, we venture across the seas to 1930s Australia and the ‘Stolen Generation’ scandal. These horrific real-life events took place from the early 1900s through to [...]

open season

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: Open Season (1974)

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Open Season starring Peter Fonda and John Phillip-Law. In this month’s offering, we take a look at a film which, on the surface, seems to have a number of similarities with Death Weekend (1976) which we tackled in this series a few months [...]

Paddington

DVD Revew: Paddington

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Paddington starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Ben Whishaw. Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Paddington took a long time to reach the screen. As far back as 2007, the film was touted as a forthcoming venture from StudioCanal, but it was 2013 before a satisfactory script had been [...]

manfriday

Race Relations: Man Friday (1975)

The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Man Friday starring Peter O’Toole and Richard Roundtree. Back in 1719, Daniel Defoe wrote his beloved classic Robinson Crusoe, about a shipwrecked sailor surviving for years on an uninhabited island. During the course of his adventures, Crusoe rescues a black native from cannibals and names [...]

Beanstalk

Gather Round The Tele: Jack And The Beanstalk (1952)

Gather Round The Tele continues with Tim Wickens looking at Jack And The Beanstalk (1952) starring the classic comedy team of Abbott and Costello. In my mind there are films and actors that are must shares with your kids. Actors that are a must for me are the likes of Peter Sellers, Christopher Lee, Sidney [...]