Category: Film Reviews

Exploring films from the first silent movies through to present day classic cinema

Harvey (1950) – Film Review

It can be pretty hard to act when your co-star is invisible. Somehow James Stewart makes it work. Harvey is, and always will be, my favourite film, based solely on Stewart’s acting. Stewart plays Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly and awkward man who’s best friend is a 6 foot, three and a half inch tall…
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Paul Merton’s Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema

It’s surprising that a comedian known for his verbal dexterity and deadpan delivery says his heroes as silent film stars. But, Paul Merton’s love and passion for early cinema are legendary. He comes across as someone who’s both knowledgeable and passionate. Again, it feels strange when compared to his persona on Have I Got News…
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Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1902)

In the early years of the 1900s, the film industry was picking up. Films were being churned out at an extremely high rate. They were cheaply made and lasted around a few minutes. Most were depicting real-life situations (“Actualities”) or single scene sketches. This early filmmaking fascinated Georges Méliès since he’d been in the audience…
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