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Loving and Lethal Dances with Judy

Loving and Lethal Dances with Judy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 11th 2017

This summer, the fan favorite To Sir, with Love (1967, adapted and directed by James Clavell from educator E.R. Braithwaite's book) celebrated its 50th anniversary. That London-set, mod-centric touc

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To 50 Years of Love

To 50 Years of Love

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 14th 2017

“‘Too soft, too sweet, too sentimental, and most of all two special’ – these were the reasons, according to Sidney Poitier, that most Hollywood executives had passed on To Sir, with Love,” Aram Gou

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Game for a Brannigan

Game for a Brannigan

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 25th 2016

John Wayne had just turned 67 when he reported for work in London to shoot the bulk of Brannigan (1975) in the summer of 1974. In a city full of imposing monuments and enduring institutions, the D

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The Christie Case

The Christie Case

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 10th 2016

Based on one of Britain’s most sensational serial murder cases, the detailed and disquieting thriller 10 Rillington Place (1971) had its London world premiere 45 years ago today. The chilling chroni

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