Young Winston

Epics — everybody wants to make them but the studios are naturally wary. Richard Attenborough’s ode to the youthful ambitions of Sir Winston Churchill was a big hit in England but didn’t make a dent ...

The Smallest Show On Earth: In Memory Of The Bijou (1957) And The Alger (1940-2015)

The delightful British comedy The Smallest Show on Earth headlines a great Saturday matinee offering from the UCLA Film and Television Archive on June 25 as their excellent series “Marquee Movies: ...

50 More of the Greatest Matte Paintings of All Time

A few years ago the editors of Shadowlocked asked me to compile a list of what was initially to be, the ten greatest movie matte paintings of all time. A mere ten selections was too slim by a long ...

Horror Classics Vol. 1 Released On Blu-ray By Warner Home Video

Warner Home Video has a nasty Halloween treat for all: the release of the Horror Classics Vol. 1 boxed Blu-ray set. The titles are smartly bound in a hardcover book format, complete with some cool ...

Hammer Horror Classics Volume One Blu-ray Collection Announced

Though Sir Christopher Lee sadly passed away, his work will live on forever. In a new Blu-ray set, Warner Archive is preserving three Lee-starring Hammer horror movies: Dracula Has Risen From The ...

Richard Attenborough Passes Away at Age 90

Richard Attenborough Passes Away at Age 90 Legendary actor and director Richard Attenborough has passed away at the age of 90. He died at his home in London, presumably from natural causes, just five days before his 91st birthday. Richard ...

In memoriam: Richard Attenborough

We pay our respects to Richard Attenborough, the legendary British actor, director and producer. Each generation will have their own memories of the late Richard Attenborough. Some will remember him ...

Remembering Lord Richard Attenborough

Attenborough's role in the 1963 classic The Great Escape gained him international acclaim. The film industry has lost another legend with the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, who was one of the ...

British actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

British actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90 English actor-director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, his son Michael told the BBC. He was 90. The Cambridge, England, native made his film debut at 19 in the 1942 war film In Which We Serve, ...

Richard Attenborough Appreciation: A True Filmmaking Giant On Both Sides Of The Camera

Richard Attenborough Appreciation: A True Filmmaking Giant On Both Sides Of The Camera Lord Richard Attenborough was an Oscar winner. In fact he had two Oscars for both producing and directing 1982’s elegant epic biopic, Gandhi. But considering the breadth of his career not only in ...

Director-Actor Sir Richard Attenborough Dies at Age 90

Brighton Rock, The Sand Pebbles, The Great Escape. A giant of the cinema world has passed away. Lord Richard Attenborough, the Oscar winning director/producer of Gandhi (1982), died on Sunday ...

Richard Attenborough, Oscar-winning director of 'Gandhi,' dies at 90

Richard Attenborough, Oscar-winning director of 'Gandhi,' dies at 90 Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor Richard Attenborough, who delighted cinema audiences across some six decades, has died, according to his son. He was 90 years old. According to the BBC, Attenborough ...

Renowned Actor and Oscar Winning Director Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90

The BBC have confirmed this evening that actor, director and producer Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90 after a lengthy illness. His son told the broadcaster that he passed away at ...

Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90

Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90 Actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died, aged 90. The legendary filmmaker passed away on Sunday (August 24), his son has confirmed. Lord Attenborough began his carer as an actor in the ...

Jurassic Park star and director Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90

Jurassic Park star and director Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90 Actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died, aged 90. The legendary filmmaker passed away on Sunday (August 24), his son told BBC News. Lord Attenborough began his carer as an actor in the ...

Someone Has a Bone to Pick With Dan Curtis' Dracula

Sometimes in this business we end up writing our own synopses for films. The good folks over at VideoETA have done so for Dan ("Dark Shadows") Curtis and Dan Curtis' Dracula, and it's pretty... ...

Dan Curtis' Dracula Puts the Bite on Blu-ray

There have been many great actors to portray Count Dracula over the passing decades, and in case you forgot Jack Palance donned the fangs and cape for Dan ("Dark Shadows") Curtis in Dan Curtis' ...

Dan Curtis’ Dracula is Coming to Blu-ray

Mpi Home Video has announced that they’ve given Dan Curtis’ Dracula a high definition upgrade and will be bringing the 1974 horror movie to Blu-ray on May 27th: “Academy Award winner Jack Palance ...

New Girl Review: “Virgins” (Season 2, Episode 23)

Let’s all just agree right now that New Girl is the best sitcom currently happening right now. Let’s all agree on that. Obviously, I’m not in any position to say that, being as I am just a man, with ...

How Margaret Thatcher left her mark on British culture

From Meryl Streep's Iron Lady to Spitting Image and the Spice Girls, Observer writers and critics pick the films, books, art, music and TV that show Thatcher's lasting influence Art, chosen by Laura ...

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