Kevin Bacon…..always

If there is ever a list of ‘Actors who deserve an Oscar but have never won’, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Kevin Bacon found himself on the top of that list. The versatile actor who has been around for almost four decades, has done roles ranging from a dancer to a law breaker,…

“HAWK-EYE”

Howard Hawks achieved a rare feat by directing movies in almost all the genres. He directed the best Gangster movie (Scarface – 1932), The best Screwball Comedy (His Girl Friday – 1940), The best Western (Red River – 1948), The best Film-noire (The Big Sleep – 1946), The best Musical (Gentlemen Prefer Blonds – 1953)…

The Jovial Kind…

Audrey Hepburn was all royalty. She will always be embedded in our hearts as the Princess from Roman Holiday (1953) or a potential Model in Funny Face (1957) or the Socialite from Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961). But in a career spanning over 34 movies she had her share of dramatic performances that stood out. Today,…

“The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit”

The year 1962 was a great year for Gregory Peck. He played the same role ‘twice’. He played a distinguished lawyer and an ideal father in both Cape Fear (Sam Bowden) and To Kill A Mockingbird (Atticus Finch).  As Sam Bowden, he is the protector of his family who goes all out for their safety…

“Friend of Brando….”

Karl Malden…….probably one of the most endearing actors screen has ever produced. Known for his great screen presence in a number of movies and T.V series, his best came from his association with Director Elia Kazan. Two of his finest roles were in A Street Named Desire (1951) and On the Waterfront (1954), where he was…

The man with a “History of Violence”

It’s David Cronenberg’s 74th birthday! This Canadian filmmaker made his presence felt in the 80’s snd the 90’s with some great sci-fi/horror/fantasy movies that could give even John Carpenter or David Lynch a run for their money. Among them The Dead Zone (1983),  The Fly (1986) a remake of the 1958 classic and Dead Ringers…

When Rob met Harry & Sally

It’s Rob Reiner’s 70th birthday! The current crop of moviegoers may not be familiar with the ‘vetsatile’ Director but for an entire generation of cinema lovers Rob Reiner is one of those select few Directors who have contributed to almost every genre of movie. Much like his predecessors Howard Hawks and Robert Altman who are…

LION…roars….and how!

Plot : True story about 5 year old ‘Saroo’, lost in India only to find himself 25 years later in Australia. Based on ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierley. Star Cast : Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham Review : Every once in a while comes a movie about survival that unknowingly ends up spreading the…