Film Review: “Stan and Ollie”

Fair warning: Spoilers for the film follow. These days, it's sometimes hard to remember that it used to be possible--preferable even--to have a film with a running time of an hour and a half, one that still manages to hit all the right narrative notes to make a satisfying cinematic experience. Cue Stan and Ollie, a pleasant little biopic about the later … Continue reading Film Review: “Stan and Ollie”

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Screening Classic Hollywood: “Anastasia” (1956)

I've always had a fascination with the legend of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the doomed Nicholas and Alexandra who was rumoured, for much of the 20th Century, to have survived the massacre that struck her family. Before there was the exquisite Anastasia of animated fame, there was the 1956 film starring Yul Brynner and Ingrid … Continue reading Screening Classic Hollywood: “Anastasia” (1956)