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Cine-East Film Club Presents #58: 1964, Charulata (Satyajit Ray)

November 16, 2014

Bhupati: ‘Charu, where do you find the time?’ Charulata: ‘you think I don’t have time?’ When I did my review of the first 50 films to have featured in the Cine-East Film Club a few months back, I mentioned that there had been no films yet from the two most populous countries in the world: […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #57: 1977, Saturday Night Fever (John Badham)

November 10, 2014

Frank Manero Sr: ‘Four dollars? You know what four dollars buys you today? It don’t even buy you three dollars’ In the last few weeks I’ve seen a couple of films about music and dance sub-cultures.   In the London Film Festival there was Mia Hanson-Love’s Eden (I’m not sure if it has theatrical distribution in […]

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Sportsnight #41: 1984, The Wallabies Autumn International Grand Slam

November 5, 2014

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight. As we now look forward to the rugby union Autumn Internationals, tonight’s action comes from Murrayfield, Landsdowne Road, Twickenham and Cardiff Arms Park and the all conquering Australian Rugby Union team of 1984. Before 1984, Australia were seen as a second tier rugby nation. The All Blacks had the […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #56: 1949, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)

October 30, 2014

Sergeant Quincannon: ‘The army will never be the same after we retire Captain Nathan Brittles: ‘The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change, but the army knows no seasons.’ After taking an absurd two and a half years for the Cine-East Film Club to present a John Ford western, this week […]

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Sportsnight #40: 1982, “The Catch”

October 29, 2014

Good evening and welcome to Sportnight. Tonight’s action comes from Candlestick Park, San Francisco on January 10th 1982 and the 1981 season NFL NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. The match is widely regarded as as one of the most memorable events in NFL history. The game represented the end […]

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Songs to Learn and Sing Golden Years #14: 1972

October 28, 2014

This post is long long overdue.   With the posting by Jackie South of his Bobby Womack tribute song, the great Across 110th Street all the way back at #907, 1972 became the 14th year to have had 20 songs posted in our Songs To Learn and Sing feature and thereby enter our Golden Years pantheon.  The […]

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Sportsnight #39: 1981, When Liverpool Ruled Europe – Liverpool v Real Madrid, European Cup Final

October 22, 2014

Good evening, and welcome to Sportsnight. Tonight’s action comes from the Parc des Princes, Paris, France and the 1981 European Cup Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. As Liverpool and Real Madrid prepare meet in the Champions League tonight, Liverpool go into the game as huge underdogs. Real Madrid are currently the Champions League holders, […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #55: 1962, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford)

October 18, 2014

Train Guard: ‘Nothing’s too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance’ Except that’s not true. For the man who shot Liberty Valance doesn’t get the girl, sees the home he was building for her burn down in a fire and dies in such obscurity that only a few old timers remember who he even […]

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Sportsnight #38: 2005, The Genius of Kevin Pietersen, The Ashes, 5th Test, The Oval

October 15, 2014

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight. Tonight we feature a previously shown edition of our Sportsnight action, as we really need to talk about Kevin. Tonight’s action therefore once again comes from The Oval Cricket Ground, on the final afternoon the fifth test of quite possibly the greatest ever five-match Ashes series. It was an […]

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The Album Collection #25: 1980, The Clash, Sandinista!

October 9, 2014

I recently spent an enjoyable evening listening to The Clash, London Calling and proceeded to made an impulse purchase of their follow up album from 1980, Sandinista! on iTunes. The last time I listened to Sandinista! was probably around 1992, as a student. I think I listened to the album twice, and eventually gave up […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #54: 1972, Cabaret (Bob Fosse)

October 8, 2014

Sally Bowles: ‘Divine decadence, darling’ I am in Berlin.   It’s one of my favourite cities. I come here every year for the film festival with friends, which is held in February. This time though I am here with my wife and 5 month old baby, partly for a long needed break from London and partly […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #53: 1946, The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)

September 28, 2014

Vivian Rutledge: ‘You go too far Mr Marlowe’ Philip Marlowe: ‘That’s a harsh thing to throw at a man, especially when he is walking out of your bedroom’ Bogart and Bacall. Maybe the greatest of all on (and off) screen romances?  Tracy and Hepburn are more like your favourite eccentric middle class Aunt and working […]

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Sportsnight #37: 2012, The Miracle of Medinah

September 24, 2014

Good evening, and welcome to Sportsnight. After a summer sabbatical, we are back with some of the finest sports action that you will ever see on a blog. Tonight’s action comes from Medinah Country Club, Illinois. Europe went into the competition as the cup holders, having defeated the United States 14½ points to 13½ in […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #52: 1971, 10 Rillington Place (Richard Fleischer)

September 15, 2014

John Christie: ‘It’s the moral question that concerns me, the taking of life – no matter how rudimentary’ Richard Attenborough, Dickie, the ultimate Labour luvvie. Famous, of course, for directing historical epics like Ghandi, Cry Freedom and A Bridge Too Far – films that are perfectly watchable, but somehow do not quite make it into […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #51: 1959, Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais)

September 2, 2014

Lui: ‘You saw nothing in Hiroshima’ It’s time for the Cine-East Film Club to bring you a film from the French New Wave and to commemorate the passing earlier this year of Alain Resnais, leaving only Jean-Luc Godard and Agnes Varda still with us from that extraordinary group of cinephile directors who emerged in France […]

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Cine-East Film Club: The First 50 Presentations

August 31, 2014

With the presentation of Terry Gilliam’s fantastical comedy, The Fisher King dedicated to Robin Williams, the Cine-East Film Club reached its  half century.  When I started the feature a couple of years back (yes, my intention of weekly posts has for one reason or another not lived up to reality) was to provide a regular […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #50: 1991, The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)

August 17, 2014

Jack Lucas: ‘I wish there was some way I could just pay the fine and go home’ I initially didn’t intend to post a Cine-East film club tribute presentation to Robin Williams.  Much of his film career, so it seemed to me, involved roles of such saccharine vacuity that his life in films was not […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #49: 1930, All Quiet On The Western Front (Lewis Milestone)

August 13, 2014

Katczinsky: “I’ll tell you how it should all be done. Whenever there’s a big war comin’ on, you should rope off a big field…And on the big day, you should take all the kings and their cabinets and their generals, put ’em in the centre dressed in their underpants, and let ’em fight it out […]

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Songs To Learn and Sing: The First 900

August 9, 2014

This post is very late, for which I apologise.   We reached our 900th song, This Mortal Coil’s incomparably beautiful cover of Song to The Siren, posted on allthatsleft’s Songs To Learn and Sing feature as long ago as 29 May.  Fortunately things have been (as you may have noticed) a little slow on the blog […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #48: 1993, The War Room (Chris Hegedus and DA Pannebaker)

August 5, 2014

‘Change vs more of the same The economy, stupid Don’t forget healthcare’ (Clinton/Gore ’92 Campaign HQ Whiteboard, Little Rock, Arkansas)   The idea for this week’s Cine-East Film Club presentation came from a couple of recent posts here at allthatsleft.  Following the European elections in May I wrote a post which seemed to strike a […]

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The First World War Centenary

August 4, 2014

Three years ago I took my parents to Belgium to find the war grave of my great grandfather, Thomas Cakett.  My father is an only child of two only children.  His mother’s mother died of influenza in the great outbreak after the end of the Great War.  His mother’s father was Thomas.  We don’t, as […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #47: 1993, Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)

July 21, 2014

Phil Connors: ‘What if there is no tomorrow, there wasn’t one today’. The Cine-East Film Club is back after a couple of months off caused by work, more work, a young baby and World Cup related distractions.    Regular readers of the Cine-East Film Club’s presentations will recall that the Club was, before the interlude, alternating […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies 2014: Under The Skin

June 28, 2014

It’s been a while since I posted a film review and I am as ever absurdly behind in posting reviews of the new releases I have seen this year.  However, I still haven’t given up on my plan to post a review for every new release I see this year.  Under The Skin is the […]

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Songs To Learn and Sing Hall of Fame #2: The Clash

May 21, 2014

With my posting a couple of weeks back of Janie Jones  the lead off track from their extraordinary adrenalin fuelled eponymous debut West London’s finest became the second artist, after The Beatles, to enter the Songs to Learn and Sing Hall of Fame by having 10 songs posted in our daily song feature. Like the […]

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Top of The Pops Special: Songs To Learn and Sing Readers’ Top 50 – Skynyrd Toppled

May 18, 2014

Thursday marked the three and a half year anniversary of this blog, which also means the three and half year anniversary of our Songs to Learn and Sing feature.   It is therefore also time for our 6 monthly readers’ chart of the most popular songs we have featured, as chosen by you.  As of Thursday […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies 2014: Stranger By The Lake

May 14, 2014

Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By The Lake was French film magazine Cahiers du Cinema film of the year in 2013.   The film, set entirely on a nude gay cruising beach adjacent to an idyllic lake, is a psychological thriller, which explores the potentially deadly nature of erotic obsession. Every afternoon Franck (Pierre Deladonchamps) arrives at the […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #46: 1936, Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock)

May 13, 2014

When I first came to live in London in the late 1980s, the threat of terrorism was ever present.   The IRA campaign remained active and it seemed barely a week went past without mainline train stations in London being closed because of bomb scares.   Occasionally in the late 1980s and early 1990s there were actual […]

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Top of the Pops 2010s Special: Songs To Learn and Sing Readers ‘ Chart

May 12, 2014

This one has been in the pipeline for a while.  These posts take bleedin’ ages to put together because of the links, and I’ve had one or two other things on my plate of recent weeks.    However with the posting by Ray North of The Orwells’ The Righteous One, the first song from 2014 to […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #45: 1980, The Long Good Friday (John MacKenzie)

May 6, 2014

Harold: “Alan found him dying. He’d been nailed to the floor. Jeff: When was this, then? Harold: Well, it must’ve been just after you saw him and just before Alan saw him. Otherwise, you’d have noticed, wouldn’t you? I mean, a geezer nailed to the floor. A man of your education would definitely have spotted […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel

May 1, 2014

Regular commentator Geoff Elliott remarked in his comment on Ray North’s recent Songs To Learn and Sing post of Neil Young’s glorious Cinnamon Girl, that Mrs East and I now have a young baby, I won’t be getting to the cinema so much.  That is no doubt very true.  The one upside of that for me […]

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