Tag Archives: Julian Glover

Ivanhoe

THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME! In the late 1100s, the disowned son (Anthony Andrews) of a Saxon nobleman (Michael Hordern) returns from the Crusades and becomes involved in the struggle between Saxons and Normans. The big Hollywood treatment of the famous Walter Scott novel came in 1952, but this TV movie is a more ambitious version … Continue reading Ivanhoe

Empire Strikes Back: Deeper Space

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES… I went back to this old favorite certain that I would be less impressed this time and give it a lower rating. But I’m surprised to say that the sequel to Star Wars is still a masterpiece as far as popcorn blockbusters go – and it’s quite different from its predecessor. The first film’s … Continue reading Empire Strikes Back: Deeper Space

Scoop

THE PERFECT MAN. THE PERFECT STORY. THE PERFECT MURDER. After making contact with a dead reporter, Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson), a journalist, and Sid Waterman (Woody Allen), a magician, follow a tip that leads them to a possible serial killer. The director stayed in London for a while longer after making Match Point (2005) and put together this … Continue reading Scoop

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

THE MAN WITH THE HAT IS BACK. AND THIS TIME, HE’S BRINGING HIS DAD.   In 1938, Indy (Harrison Ford) joins his father (Sean Connery) in the quest for the Holy Grail, but the Nazis turn out to be devious competitors. The third film is close in tone and story to the first one (that goes … Continue reading Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

For Your Eyes Only

NO ONE COMES CLOSE TO JAMES BOND 007. A spy ship containing a communications device critical to British intelligence sinks off the coast of Albania; James Bond (Roger Moore) must retrieve it before theKGB does. The twelfth Bond flick abandons the madness of Moonraker (1979) and returns to the simpler, more exciting concept of the first films in the … Continue reading For Your Eyes Only