Tag Archives: John Hurt

June 01

Only Lovers Left Alive – Jim Jarmusch and the dark Eden. (Film Review)

  Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, a film that is so pathologically cool it practically argues for it as a brand of aestheticism, is the current manifestation of Jarmusch’s ongoing relationship between his artistic self (The Artist) and his heritage as an American, which he claims to be made up of a collection of […]

Happy Birthday Samuel Beckett – The great John Hurt Performs Krapp’s Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape is a one-act play, written in English, by Samuel Beckett. Consisting of a cast of one man, it was originally written for Northern Irish actor Patrick Magee and first titled “Mageemonologue”. It was inspired by Beckett’s experience of listening to Magee reading extracts from Molloy and From an Abandoned Work on the BBC Third Programme in December 1957. The play, which premiered as a curtain […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Tomas Alfredson does the 1970’s with understated flair

I almost didn’t see this film. I have a bunch of freebies at the moment, and to collect on this one I couldn’t go local – which for me meant leaving my bohemian nest and that is not something I enjoy doing. However, a trip to Sydney harbour to see a film so many people […]