angelina jolie

ANGELINA JOLIE – Smoke and mirrors?

July 28, 2017 // 4 Comments

  Angelina Jolie is an enigma. She is both secretive and outrageously candid. She is selfish and at times quite selfless. She can be buoyant and effervescent one minute; depressed and suicidal the next. From an early age she was highly sexual and into self-mutilation. Her mother seemingly encouraged the first and was understandably appalled by the second. Less than a year after her birth [...]

Hollywood philanthropists – a quick look.

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

  In the last 20-30 years there has developed a philanthropic culture in Hollywood involving superstars in the movie industry. Cynics are quick to accuse these people of ‘image-making’, or of diverting media attention from potential career-damaging headlines of a personal nature. In some instances that has certainly happened, but the bottom line must surely be acknowledged. Regardless of [...]

‘CHANGELING’ (2008) – a genuinely ‘true’ story.

April 3, 2017 // 2 Comments

  It is a pleasure to be able to write about a ‘true story’ that has been made into a movie without the end result having made the original tale almost unrecognizable along the way. Changeling (2008) should not be confused with the term ‘based on a true story’, a description that all but guarantees any resemblance to what really happened will be entirely accidental. This movie sticks [...]

Feminine allure in the movies – 50 of the best

July 13, 2016 // 4 Comments

  These days if a man mentions that a woman looks ‘hot’ or ‘desirable’, he runs a very good chance of being labeled a ‘sexist’ by that annoying, nameless bunch that take it upon themselves to decide for the rest of us what is politically correct and what is not. Ever since I was old enough to realize that girls were much nicer to look at, more interesting to talk to, and [...]

Beautiful Actresses – My Top 50 (Pt 2)

January 31, 2016 // 5 Comments

  On the 29th I posted the first 20 of my 50 most beautiful actresses of all time. It is now the 31st January, time for part two – numbers 30 down to 11. #30  Stefanie Powers Former star of TV’s Hart to Hart #29  Loretta Young Known in Hollywood as ‘Attila the Nun’. #28  Lizabeth Scott Queen of the film noirs # 27  Gene Tierney In a still from Leave Her To [...]

ANGELINA JOLIE – Maturing gracefully.

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

  The daughter of Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, (he won for his 1978 performance in Coming Home), Angelina Jolie Voight chose not to use her father’s name because she had no time for him back then. She was always going to be an actress, as evidenced by her enrolment at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute at the ripe old age of eleven. her father Jon Voight her mother Marcheline Bertrand [...]