Clash of the leaders singing groups

Military Wives starring Kristen Scott Thomas. In British Cinemas on 6 March 2020. Bitter Sweet homespun drama comes to the silver screen, directed by winner Peter Cattaneo. Interestingly but perhaps not in the context that this is a drama about ladies women and girls, the screenplay for this moving docudrama was written by two female…

South Korean  film “Parasite” win 4 Oscars and makes history

South Korean film Parasite has been named the best picture at 2020 Oscars becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize beating 1917 and Joker. Parasite won four awards while Sam Mendes’s 1917 took three. Renee Zellweger won the best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy, Joaquin Phoenix was named the…

Tom & Jerry 80 years this week

Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera   both aged under 30, at MGM’s animation department had worked 80 years ago and struggled to emulate the success of other studios who had hit characters like Porky Pig and Mickey Mouse to come with a cartoon cat sick of annoying mouse living in his home, devices a plot to…

Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legend, stage and screen actor spanning 6 decades had died aged 103. Hi s 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character won him for Oscars. Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danelovich Demsky in the city of Amsterdan , New York State, in 1916, to penniless Jewish immigrants  he got…

EMMA – a new take on a well loved story

EMMA – a new take on a well loved story. Look for it from February 14th onwards! Georgian Regency England which is the era where this film, inspired by the 1815 novel of Emma by Jane Austen takes place, is depicted in an instantly enchanting catalogue of book readers, musicians and glamorous landed gentry tete…

BAFTA Film Awards 2020: Sam Mendes film 1917 win 7 awards

Bafta Awards have taken place at the Royal Albert Hall, London, where World War One film 1917 was the big winner with seven awards, including Best film, best British film, best director and best cinematography. Joker won three awards including the best actor for Joaquin Phoenix while Renee Zellweger was named the best actress for…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…