Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

Only a short and rather vague recommendation this time. A sort of add-on to Theatre of Blood (1973), which I wrote about in January. In Theatre of Blood, it’s all about Shakespeare, theatre, actors --- and about theatre critics getting murdered one by one. Fast forward 5 years, and you will find a film called... Continue Reading →

Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution (2007)

This 2007 film is another one that is not so much a gem but more a should-be-more-widely-known. Because even as this period piece is not exactly a cinematic treasure, it is still superior to others of that kind - like The Boat That Rocked, for example, which is undeservedly better known and equally undeservedly higher... Continue Reading →

Kinky Boots (2005)

Proofreading and posting my blog entry for House! made me think that I should put one up for Kinky Boots as well. It falls into the same genre, which I have described as "socially-conscious" British comedy. And like House! this film came a number of years after the genre had reached its perceived climax in... Continue Reading →

House! (2000)

House! can best be described by saying it is broadly within the range of the socially-conscious British comedies of the 1990s like Brassed Off and The Full Monty. Maybe it was the fact that it came in the aftermath of those classic films that caused House! to stay pretty much unknown internationally. While I would... Continue Reading →

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