Tag Archives: Colin Firth

Crowhurst

In October 1968, a weekend sailor and engineer attempted to sail into the history books with one of the last great adventures of the twentieth century and the new Elizabethan age, the race to circumnavigate the globe single-handed and without any stops.  That man was

The Mercy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race; the first single-handed, round the world (with no stops) yacht race. The race remains deeply controversial as only one yachtsman managed to finish and another, the failing businessman and amateur sailor Donald

Cinema Eclectica 73 – Well-made but Nauseating…

“Well-made but nauseating”. Is that about Shakespeare adaptations or us? We kick off with a long-awaited minority report for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Cemetery of Splendor” before diving into business as usual – or near enough. Off The Shelf features Koreeda Hirokazu’s “Our Little Sister”, Richard Loncraine’s

A Month in the Country

The term ‘lost film’ is often aimed towards the early days of cinema. As movie lovers, the best we can do is just imagine what these silent classics would look like in our minds. However, film neglect isn’t the sole preserve of early cinema, it