The Helen Mirren Files – ‘Age of Consent’

Age of Consent remains a fascinating film of contradictions. The 1969 film, based on the autobiography of the Austrailian painter Norman Lindsay, starred James Mason as painter Bradley Morahan. The Australian painter has lost his muse. On a sparsely inhabited island in the Great Barrier Reef, he finds in a beautiful young girl named Cora,…

LBJBR’s Actor’s Guide: William Powell

If you know who William  Powell is, dear readers, then you are among the lucky few. A case could be made that Powell is one of the greatest actors of all time. While neither handsome nor an imposing figure, Powell commands the screen like no other, save maybe Spencer Tracy. Powell’s suave charisma, debonair charm,…

Sex Symbols of the 1970s: Pam Grier

Pam Grier remains one of the most under appreciated actresses of all time. While she had no formal training as an actress,  Ms. Grier worked at her acting and the results can be seen in both the Showtime series The L-Word and Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film Jackie Brown. More so, Ms. Grier’s will not to give into critics…