Cleopatra. Pomp,circumstance and myth.

Cleopatra (1963) is a somewhat fictionalised narrative about the legendary Egyptian Queen, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and the eventual fall of Egypt to Octavian. The movie was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewkz stars Rex Harrison as Julius Caesar, Richard Burton as Mark Antony and Rowdy McDowell as Octavian. The titular role […]

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Argo: Farsi, Filming and Fooling.

Argo directed and starring Ben Affleck is the true story revolving around the 1979-1981 Iranian hostage crisis. The film centres around the Canadian/CIA mission to free six Americans seeking asylum in the Canadian ambassador’s house under the guise of making a fake movie of the same name. Such stories simply write themselves, and the obvious […]

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Dunkirk. Boats, Planes and 70mm Film.

In a world bloated with billion dollar effects laden franchises, with built in fan bases, Nolan has managed to prove that mainstream cinema can still accept old timely original films. I certainly think what sets Christopher Nolan apart other than his compelling ideas is his humble, old fashioned love of filmmaking. It takes a certain […]

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