Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

Starring: Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald, Julian Glover Director: Roy Ward Baker When a new underground station is being dug in 60's London, something that was long buried is excavated and only Quatermass, the space engineer, can stop the chaos from consuming the world. Andrew Keir is Quatermass in this film, and he's joined… Continue reading Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

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Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo Director: Michael Apted The adaptation of Loretta Lynn's bestselling memoir, Coal Miner's Daughter is brimming with music and drama. From rags to riches, Loretta was a reluctant star, pushed into the limelight by her husband, who she married at 13. It's a remarkable story, watch my review… Continue reading Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

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Classic Movie: Akira (1988)

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo A startling, strange and beautiful Japanese animation film, Akira was the most expensive animation in it's country's history at the time. In a cyber punk dystopian future, an uneasy peace is disrupted by some motorcycling teens when one of them is tested on by the government in an experiment that unleashed a… Continue reading Classic Movie: Akira (1988)

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Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jeniffer Beals Director: Robert Bierman Vampire's Kiss is a late 80's film starring Nicolas Cage as a publishing executive with issues who starts to lose his grip on reality after he thinks he's been bitten by a vampire. But that doesn't begin to really describe what this film is.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

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Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Brian Henson Director: Walter Murch Dorothy returns to Oz in this dark Disney movie. But Oz is not a technicolor musical this time. Because now it's the 80's, and all children's films are scarring. I love this film and if you want to know why and how and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)

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Classic Movie: The Return Of Doctor X (1939)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Morgan, John Litel, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris Director: Vincent Sherman A fun, short and slightly obscure one this week. The Return of Doctor X is a B movie with a dark premise: a reporter and his friend, a doctor, investigate some odd murder cases that have occured. The victims were found… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Return Of Doctor X (1939)

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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)