Tag Archives: Alan Bates

Cinema Eclectica 209 – Damn You 5 for £25!

The uncontainable power of our sister show 4-Panel rises up and consumes us again as Mick and Andrew join Aidan to discuss “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. It’s the last in a franchise that’s lasted as long as two MCUs, but what’s the endgame like? Of course,

King of Hearts

Philippe De Broca’s 1966 cult comedy, King of Hearts, is a colourful, charming, and silly little film that fits in line with war-time farces like Richard Attenborough’s Oh, What a Lovely War! In the underlying message of King of Hearts, De Broca is warning us

Look Back in Anger

When I was a kid, the Liverpudlian comedian Mick Miller used to tell a joke I still regard fondly to this day. He’d stand on stage before the microphone and say “And now, name that film”. He’d then turn his back to them and, looking