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There is one compelling reason to see The Iron Lady– Meryl Streep’s performance as Margaret Thatcher. This is not acting; it’s almost as if an uncanny doppelganger has come to life, a performance which seems to clone the real-life Thatcher; her speech patterns, her mannerisms, her movements, her gestures; a fine observation of the finest details. This really is iron. The movie itself, though, is a little more like wood.

I have no hesitation at all in saying that Margaret Thatcher only stands comparison with Oliver Cromwell as the greatest commoner in British history. When people like... Read More

Filmmakers Awards Presented at Pan African Film & Arts Festival

By Ricky Richardson

Los Angeles-The Pan African Film and Arts Festival Filmmakers Awards Brunch prizes were handed out for Best Documentary Feature,Best Documentary Short,Best Narrative Short,Best Narrative Feature,Best First Feature Film,as well as Audience Favorite Award,on Monday,February 20th,2012.The Filmmakers Awards Brunch was hosted by Ayuko Babu,PAFF Executive Director,Wyllisa Bennett,PAFF Publicist and Venus Bernardo,PAFF Juror Co-ordinator.

The Brunch was held at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza,The... Read More

I waited an age for one biopic only to have two come along at once! Well, almost at once. It’s not long since I saw Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, a stunning performance in a less than stunning film. Now I’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio, one of my favourite actors, play J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar, a stunning performance in a less than stunning film.

Hoover, the long standing Director – Dictator might be a better word - of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is in many ways an even more controversial figure than Thatcher. A man of impeccable moral stature, the self-appointed... Read More

I recently scanned the movie section, and being the red-blooded guy that I am, two recent releases advertising some adrenaline-filled action caught my eye causing me to walk inside the darkened rooms of the silver screen. I've seen both of these movies within the past few days and thought I'd share some of my insights on both before you pluck down some of your had-earned dollar bills. Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol: This is the fourth installment of the mega-successful thriller which actor, Tom Cruise, has made famous again by resurrecting the theme of the TV series from decades... Read More

Many years ago, a film called Cinema Paradiso employed a very simple device to help the viewer burrow deep into the psyche of both film, and into our personal experience of this world-changing method for storytelling. By the simple virtue of a misguided priest attempting to defend the very foundations of virtue, in his spiritually misguided desire to protect people from the truth of their own passions, we were allowed to see how one passion bears witness to and helps inform and educate on all passions. By removing the kisses, the films shown in this small Italian village always left the viewers... Read More

Beach Boys Legend Brian Wilson honored at 2012 NAMM Show

By Ricky Richardson

Anaheim-The 110th Annual NAMM Show in Anaheim is a huge trade that isn't open to the public.The show officially opened on Thursday, January 19-22. 2012. Journalist were given a preview of the show on Wednesday, January 18th,which presented the Instruments of the Future,Gaming & APP Technologies and "First Time Reveal" of Music Products for Professional and Recreational Music Makers.

Several of the music industries greatest musicians,showmen and supporters appeared at The NAMM Show Media Preview... Read More

Film ‘The Wonder Stone’ directed by Varun Mehta finally saw its premiere on 28th December 2011 at Shakti Nagar, Aligarh. The Movie has been in news for portraying a strong story based on Children with universal appeal. The film talks about an alien stone that gets discovered by some children and they get super human abilities from it. Some of them gets confused either to use them or not, some are frustrated with the changes, and some uses them in a bad way. But ultimately, the motive comes out that the stone was actually guiding them towards saving the planet.

The Premiere saw the kids... Read More

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