Donald Pleasence

In this French film, Things to Come, Nathalie’s ordered life as a philosophy lecturer begins to unravel. Isabelle Huppert leads the cast in fine, low-key performances. Read more

Home Movies

On one level, Escape from New York (1981) was a revenge fantasy for the sort of people who nowadays would affiliate themselves with the Tea Party. Set in futuristic 1997, the film (reissued in a DVD/Blu-ray set) imagines un-American Manhattan tra.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

It was a clever idea for television. “The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes” was a series based on detective stories by Arthur Conan Doyle’s less-remembered contemporaries, all of them set in late Victorian England and featuring eccentric sleuths. The 19.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Baroque opera needs an especially inventive director to relate to contemporary audiences. Semele ,Classical Music/Dance Read more

Classical Music

I grew up in the days when DIY (do it yourself) was a necessity rather than a hot topic i Handmade Nation ,Books Read more