Bette and Joan

The career-long feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis is the stuff of cinematic legend, blending seamlessly with the schlocky pleasures of their only film together, 1962′s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Its tale of deranged sibling rivalry between two faded child stars and the stories dogging its production have made it … Continue Reading Bette and Joan

Loving the ‘Oaks

Hollyoaks, a Channel 4 soap set in a fictional suburb of Chester, is a strange beast.  Aimed at teenagers, on one level it’s like an economy-value Dynasty, with similarly overblown and contrived storylines; but instead of champagne-drenched catfights the inhabitants of the ‘Oaks settle their differences by glassing each other or … Continue Reading Loving the ‘Oaks