Category Archives: Film

Peter Sallis and a “nice bit of Wensleydale cheese lad”

Peter Sallis the actor best-known for voicing Wallace in Aardman Animation’s Wallace & Gromit  and starring in long-running BBC sitcom Last Summer Of Wine, has died at the age of 96. “It is with sadness that we announce that our … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures……..a must see film and stunning performance from Octavia Spencer

I made one of my relatively rare forays to the cinema last week to watch the new film “Hidden Figures”. I was little half hearted about the film as the thought of another “revisionist” story from history, mixed with the … Continue reading

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“Arrival”……..sci-fi with brains

  Yesterday I made one of my infrequent visits to the local multiplex cinema in Huddersfield to see the latest “sic-fi” film doing the rounds at the moment. I do not go very often these days because I seem to … Continue reading

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David Byrne……………a unique talent

It was the 1980 album “Remain in Light” and the single “Once in a Lifetime” that first alerted me to the band Talking Heads and caused me to explore more about their music. The album has subsequently gone on to … Continue reading

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Vangelis……..and the Greek “Bolero”

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943), professionally known as Vangelis is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, rock and orchestral music He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire … Continue reading

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon…………….part two!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was an American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, including Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. On a recent trip to Dunham … Continue reading

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I am not a number, I am a free man!

Back in the 1960s a TV series started that created a sensation, nothing of the like had been seen before and it quickly became a “cult programme” particularly amongst the young. It was on once a week on Friday nights … Continue reading

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