Goodbye, Columbus

Take one smart but not conventionally handsome Jewish leading man, add one beautiful brunette, mix with a handful of wistful pop tunes, and stir to produce a glossy 1960s comedy about star-crossed love and post-graduation ennui. It sounds a bit like The Graduate (1967), but the film I'm talking about is the much-less-famous Goodbye, Columbus,... Continue Reading →

Cleopatra: Excess All Areas

I didn't watch many films this Christmas – just a handful of Hammer horrors that turned up in BBC2's graveyard slot and the DVD of Despicable Me 2, which my nephew had on heavy rotation throughout the festivities. Then there was a repeat of the BBC4 documentary, Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood, which was... Continue Reading →

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