Cinema History

Cinema History: What is Film Noir?

Just to keep things interesting, this week I'm talking about Film Noir. It's a really misunderstood movement in film, so in this video I talk about the history, whether it's a genre or a movement, what you can expect to see in a classic film noir and more. I also end with some recommendations of… Continue reading Cinema History: What is Film Noir?

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack Director: Mervyn Leroy In this week's classic movie, a mother starts to wonder if there is something sinister and deeply wrong with her angelic looking blonde daughter. Rhoda has become one of cinema's most famous and chilling horror children, chilling generations of viewers. Join me for this weeks review of… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

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Classic Movie: Norma Rae (1979)

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman Director: Martin Ritt Sally Field is Norma Rae, a woman who lives in a small town where everyone works in a textile factory. She's holding together life as a single mother when the mill work starts to effect the health of her family. She fights for change by… Continue reading Classic Movie: Norma Rae (1979)

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Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

Starring: F Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Jeffrey Jones Director: Milos Foreman Sometimes dark, sometimes funny, always lavish, Amadeus is a lush and vibrant film. It tells the story of Salieri, a talented court composer who admires Mozart as having divine talent. A pious man, his love turns to obsessive hate when… Continue reading Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Jaws (1975)

Starring: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw Director: Steven Spielberg. Stay out of the water... The Summer blockbuster that started them all and adapted from the book by Peter Benchley, Jaws is a film that stands up today as one of the most memorable films of it genre. An absolute delight to re-watch, so join… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Jaws (1975)

Film Reviews

Christmas Favorites: A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire Director: Brian Henson Jim Henson and his Muppets pals take on the classic Dickens tale of A Christmas Carol, with Michael Caine as Ebeneezer Scrooge. What Is It? An oddly accurate telling of the classic story, with most of the Muppets taking on a role somewhere. Michael Caine… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, Tim Curry, Director: Chris Columbus Kevin McCallister finds himself left behind over Christmas again, but this year, he caught the wrong flight and ended up in New York. While his ingenuity gets him into the Plaza Hotel, his old enemies The Wet Bandits have broken out… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, David Krumholtz Director: John Pasquin A divorced Dad has his kid for Christmas Eve and it's not going well, when an accident means he becomes Santa Claus. Over the course of the next year, he learns some lessons about being a Dad and about Christmas. What Is It? Tim Allen,… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

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Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenbergen, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart Director: Jon Favreau When an orphaned baby accidentally gets taken to the North Pole, Santa decides to keep him and he's raised as an elf. But one day, he finds out he's adopted and decides to head to New York to meet the father… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

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Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Carole Kane, Robert Mitchum Director: Richard Donner A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who all work to help him find his heart again, while he tried to plan a live special and keep his job. What Is… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)