Respect

The Unvarnished Truth and Music to our Ears – “Respect” – the life story of Aretha Franklin. As the trend to cover the lives of celebrated music stars continues, “Respect” covering the domestic as well as the star studded professional story of “Ri Ri” tells us all about Aretha Franklin.  Beginning from a very young…

Attractive gaming caper

https://youtu.be/JORN2hkXLyM Free Guy  starring Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi,  (Millie) Jodie Comer and  (Keys) Joe Keery, is an action comedy set in an open-world videogame. Guy  played by Ryan Reynolds, a blue-shirt-wearing bank-teller is shocked when a mysterious stranger shows him that his home town of Free City is actually the setting for a violent open-world…

Tom, the Humanoid designed to Alma’s distinct interests

https://youtu.be/J8eq53SdH1E   Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens plays a precision-tooled robot who could be the answer to a single woman’s prayers in this funniest movie set in Berlin. Academic  and archetypal Alma ( Maren Eggert) in he 40’s  after a messy and complicated breakup with a colleague, entirely devoted to her work,  is persuaded to take…

Dilip Kumar has died aged 98

  Dilip Kumar, legend who acted in more than 65 Bollywood films spanning five decades playing a variety of iconic roles has died in Mumbai aged 98. He was admitted to hospital on 30 June after breathlessness complaint. He is survived by his wife Saira Banu, a Bollywood actress herself. His burial will take place…

Fatima

https://youtu.be/d1f_9_TGlpI Review of “Fatima” – a Picturehouse film. Review by Penny Nair Price Pilgrims flock to the site of the apparition of The Virgin Mary. Known as “The Miracle of the Sun”, this true story of sightings of an apparition of The Virgin Mary eventually brought thousands to Fatima as word originally  spread through Portugal…

Looking at an age old problem and all its complexities

Review of “The Father” by Penny Nair Price. Sir Anthony Hopkins received the Best Actor Award at the 93rd Academy Awards for his portrayal of Anthony – a retired man going through the struggles of old age and dementia. At 83,   he is the oldest actor ever to win this accolade. “The Father” – formerly…

Nomandland, Chole Zao, Hopkins, and  Kaluuya share Oscars glory

Historic win for Normadland and Anthony Hopkins Nomandland scooped three Oscars including Best Picture,  Chloe Zhao, best director, British Stars Si Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya have won acting awards. Sir Anthony Hopkins  (83) is the oldest ever recipient of best actor, while best-supporting actor went to Kaluuya, the first black British actor to win…

Hollywood actor Zachary Horwitz arrested for running Ponzi scheme

Zachary Horwitz, a 34-year-old aspiring Hollywood actor, was arrested and charged with wire fraud on Tuesday by FBI agents on suspicion of running a £502m ($690m) Ponzi scheme tricking film investors with fake Netflix deals to fund a lavish lifestyle. Mr. Horwitz, whose stage name is Zach Avery, allegedly raised funds from investors for film…

Churchill painting sold for £7m

Former British Prime minister Sir Winston Churchill’s painting The Tower of The Koutoubia Mosque painted in Marrakesh during World War Two, depicting the minaret of the mosque behind the ramparts of the old city with mountains in the background and tiny figures in front, owned by Angelina Jolie, has sold for £7, at the Christies…