Hard Acts to Follow. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Are you a fan of remakes? I have not yet seen it but hear Kenneth BRannagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is dry as dust compared to the original though the cinematography is spectacular. Why Hollywood tries to improve … Continue reading

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Life is a Cabaret. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, If there were such a thing as Desert Island Films, the one classic movie I would rescue from the briny is the dark 1972 musical Cabaret. I recall as a boy being told I was too young to watch Cabaret on … Continue reading

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Lucky Lady. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was rather sorry-not-sorry to hear that Liza Minnelli has cancelled her in-conversation appearances at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall this month. As you know, I have form with Liza. It all began with a late … Continue reading

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Skyfall.October 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the Barbican cinema to see Skyfall: the new James Bond. When I used to date an RSC actor, he told me that there were nuclear bunkers underneath the Barbican for the royal family no less should the … Continue reading

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