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…

Golden Globe Awards 2021

    The Nomadland director, Chloe Zhao, born in China made history at the Golden Globe Awards, becoming the first Asian woman to ever win the prize for best director, and only the second woman to win the award the first being Barbra Streisand in 1984, and created a huge inspiration for young Asian girls…

British Independent Film Awards

  Rock, that cast unknown east London schoolgirls in most of its main roles has been honoured with five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards. Rocks  which is now shown in Netflix, won best British independent film, and one of tis stars, Kosar Ali, 17, was named both best supporting actress and most promising…

The Sound Of Music star Christopher Plummer died aged 91

Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music has died peacefully at his home in Connecticut at the age of 91, with his wife Elaine Taylor at his side. He was nominated for the film  The Last Station in 2010, and All the Money in…

Hal Holbrook dies aged 95

  Oscar-nominated actor, Hal Holbrook, noted for playing Deep Throat in All the President’s Men has died aged 95. Holbrook, also appeared in Wall Street, Into The Wild and Lincoln, died on 23 January, according to his assistant. Holbrook was born in Cleveland on 17 February 1925, and his mother was a Vaudeville dancer. He…

Indian Tiger Caste division

https://youtu.be/mRlHWgWxAZ0 The White Tiger 15 Arvinda Adiga’s  2008 Booker Prize-winning bestseller The White Tiger’s adaptation with coruscating wit, blistering suspense, and questionable morality. Bright young Indian entrepreneur Balram Halwai played by Adarsh Gourav, a newcomer raised in a dirt poor Indian village, dubbed by his teacher as the “White Tiger” ignoring his underclass fate, narrates…