Distinguished and debonair, James Mason was a leading man for many years, but gravitated toward more daring and character roles for some of his best films. I don’t do impressions, but Mason was one of the few that i accomplished. From Gen. Rommel to to Capt. Nemo to Lolita to Hitchcock, Mason took risks: he … More James Mason (actor) Remembered
I’ve never understood this film, although preparing for this review, I have made progress. It’s a witty, complex and character-driven who-done-it. If you watch it, you need to really watch it, in other words, pay attention and keep your mind from drifting. The ending is far from the only payoff – this is a chain … More The Last of Sheila (1973)
Agatha Christie. Hercules Poirot. Murder. “There’s evil under the sun,” Poirot says. Peter Ustinov returned as Poirot, his second of four outings as Poirot. EMI Films shelled out a reported $10m to make the film, an impressive budget at the time. The cast, costuming and locale look very expensive. Guy Hamilton returns for his second … More Evil Under the Sun (1982)
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