#Have You Heard Of…

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (1948)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (1948)

Have You Heard Of?… returns with Jonathon Dabell examining Rachel And The Stranger (1948) starring Loretta Young, William Holden and Robert Mitchum. Rachel And The Stranger is an excellent, if largely forgotten, film from 1948 which focuses on the under-used theme of the role of the woman in the pioneering days of the American West. […]

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… THE BUTCHER BOY (1997)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… THE BUTCHER BOY (1997)

Have You Heard Of?… returns and this week Ronnie Oz takes a look at The Butcher Boy (1997) starring Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw and Eamonn Owens. ** The following review was originally posted by Ronnie Oz on his own page, Movie Gems: facebook.com/moviegemsbyronnie ** Largely unknown to general movie going audiences, The Butcher Boy is […]

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU (1970)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU (1970)

MoM’s Have You Heard Of?… feature returns and this week we take a look at Take A Girl Like You (1970) starring Hayley Mills and Oliver Reed. Throughout the 60s Hayley Mills was one of the most famous child actresses of the era, starring in films like Pollyanna (1960), Whistle Down The Wind (1961), The […]

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… PELTS (2006)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… PELTS (2006)

Have You Heard Of?… returns with Michael Hauss casting an eye over the Masters Of Horror episode Pelts (2006), directed by genre favourite Dario Argento and starring Meat Loaf and John Saxon. **This review contains spoilers** The celebrated auteur Dario Argento directs Pelts and he’s made a good little TV film here. Argento is an Italian […]

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… LOVE AND PAIN AND THE WHOLE DAMN THING (1973)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… LOVE AND PAIN AND THE WHOLE DAMN THING (1973)

Have You Heard Of… returns with Dawn Dabell taking a look at Alan J. Pakula’s neglected gem Love And Pain And The Whole Damn Thing (1973), starring Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms. These days, Dame Maggie Smith is more known as the sharp-tongued Dowager Countess of Grantham in the popular, multi-award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. […]

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… THE FAN (1981)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… THE FAN (1981)

Have You Heard Of… returns, and Ronnie Oz presents his musings on The Fan (1981) starring Lauren Bacall, James Garner and Michael Biehn. ** The following review was originally posted by Ronnie Oz on his own page, Movie Gems: facebook.com/moviegemsbyronnie ** It is well-known to movie buffs and serious students of film that a great […]

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… SAVAGE MESSIAH (1972)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF… SAVAGE MESSIAH (1972)

MoM’s ‘Have You Heard Of…’ series continues with Dawn Dabell taking a look at Ken Russell’s Savage Messiah (1972), depicting the short but turbulent life of sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. When thinking of Ken Russell’s films one invariably anticipates something controversial, something likely to bombard the viewer’s senses: like The Devils (1971) and Lair Of The […]