Cinema Experiences: Term of Trial

Posted in - cinema experiences & laurence olivier & reviews on March 30th 2011 11 Comments

In the 1960s, Laurence Olivier successfully bridged the gap from studio films to the British New Wave with his performance as Archie Rice in the 1960 Tony Richardson film The Entertainer. Two years later he continued his string of “ordinary” characters by playing Graham Weir in Peter Glenville’s

The Curious Life of Laurence Olivier

Posted in - classic film & laurence olivier & reviews on April 15th 2010 15 Comments

If you’re looking for a great documentary on England’s greatest actor, look no further than Laurence Olivier: A Life.  Well, you can’t look any further because to my knowledge it’s the only documentary made about Laurence Olivier.  It also happens to be really good.  In the summer of 1982 at the age …

Review: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Posted in - classic film & reviews on March 28th 2010 0 Comments

“I shot an arrow in the air, she fell to earth in Berkeley Square”

My fascination with post-war British cinema keeps growing and growing!  For my birthday, I went on a small shopping spree at DVD Planet and picked up a few new Criterion DVDs for my collection.  One of these was Robert Hamer’s …