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Showing posts from April, 2019

Announcing the World War II Blogathon

In September 2019 it will be 80 years since the outbreak of The Second World War. To mark this anniversary, I will be joining my friend Maddy, of Maddy Loves Her Classic Films , to host a blogathon of portrayals of World War II in film and television. We will be accepting articles and reviews on feature films, documentaries, TV movies and TV series, as well as articles on the WWII experiences of actors or film makers. As there are so many possible choices for this blogathon, we will be asking that there be no duplicate entries . So please sign up early if you want to claim a particular topic. The blogathon will run from 1st - 3rd September 2019 . You can sign up by leaving a comment here or on Maddy's blog. Please grab one of our banners to publicise the blogathon. I hope you will join us in marking this anniversary. Participation List Cinema Essentials  - The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Eagle Has Landed (1976) and Hurricane (Mission of Honor) (2018) Madd

12 Underrated Michael Caine Films

A screen legend, Michael Caine has made over 100 films spanning more than 60 years. In amongst those are plenty of solid gold classics, including Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Get Carter (1971) and The Man Who Would be King (1975). Admittedly, there are quite a few not very good ones too, including stinkers like The Swarm (1978), Jaws - The Revenge (1987) and Bullseye! (1990). But in between those two extremes there are plenty of Michael Caine films that get unfairly overlooked. For this article, I have chosen twelve Michael Caine films that I think are underrated, unfairly maligned or just need some more love.