Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn Director: Robert Wise After the slick horror films of recent years, this film feels like a creeping, insidious thriller, a throwback to another time, and relies on story and character for chills as much as unsettling visuals. This film is based on the classic book The… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Director: Gordon Parks Credited as being the film that started the craze for 70's blaxploitation films, Shaft is about a black private eye as cool as he is efficient. John Shaft (Roundtree) is tasked with finding the kidnapped daughter of a black drug dealer, but soon finds that… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

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Preview: The Bleeder (AKA Chuck) (2016)

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Noami Watts, Elizabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Michael Rapaport Director: Philippe Falardeau Back in 1975 in New Jersey, a liquor salesman with a modest fighting career was pitted against the great Muhammed Ali. But he was a man with his own inner demons to fight... Sound familiar? It's the story of Chuck Wepner,… Continue reading Preview: The Bleeder (AKA Chuck) (2016)

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Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Director: Cate Shortland A naive Australian photojournalist is in Berlin to take photographs when she meets a cute German guy. They head back to his place for a one night stand, but when she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself locked in. Thinking at first that it's an… Continue reading Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers Director: John G Avildsen Rocky (Stallone) is a past-his-prime boxer, trying to make ends meet, and still take on a few bouts in the ring. But he hasn't forgotten his dreams of making it big. He might just have his chance when he's on the receiving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

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The Dinner (2017)

  Starring: Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall Director: Oren Moverman Two upwardly mobile brothers and their wives meet at an expensive resturant to discuss the behaviour of their sons and what to do about a serious crime that they committed. One is a powerful politician (Gere), the other a bitter and angry… Continue reading The Dinner (2017)

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The Transfiguration (2016)

Starring: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine Director: Michael O'Shea Milo is a quiet, anti-social teen who is obsessed with vampire lore. He lives in a crappy apartment block where he's bullied by the local thugs and lives with his ex-military brother, who spends most of his time watching TV. His parents are both dead. But Milo's… Continue reading The Transfiguration (2016)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Starring: Edward G Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Glenda Farrell Director: Mervyn LeRoy The 30’s and the Great Depression… And a really interesting time in movies. Film censorship hadn’t been invented yet (what would first be the Production Code, rules about what you could show in movies, would later give way to certificates about what ages… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge Director: Nicholas Ray Vienna (Crawford) is a saloon owner in the Old West, whose business sits on land where the railroad will come. She stands to make a lot of money in the future, but the local farmers think she's a bad seed, along with the rough and… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

  Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl Director: Niki Caro Based on a true story, adapted from the book by Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife is the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who were the zookeepers of the Warsaw Zoo in 1939 when war broke out. As the Germans invade, they can do… Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)