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Podcast: The Film Connection – Robin Williams and Dead Poet’s Society

I always love when Steven Saunders of the Film Connection asks me to be on his podcast, and this series talking about the films of Robin Williams has been really emotional and also really fun. In this episode, we talked about the departed actor and the film Dead Poet's Society, the story of an inpirational… Continue reading Podcast: The Film Connection – Robin Williams and Dead Poet’s Society

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

Starring: William Petersen, Tom Noonan, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang Director: Michael Mann When a horrific killer called the "Tooth Fairy" (Noonan) is on the loose, the FBI calls in former profiler Will Graham (Petersen) who might be the only person who can stop the murders. But Graham is still… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

Film Reviews

BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

Starring: Ariana Anderson, April Kelley (also Writer) Director: Rosie Westoff In this short film, two friends set off for a weekend away, and after a few drinks they end up in bed together. But while for Jessie (Anderson) this is just a walk on the wild side, for Belle (Kelley), this is toying with her… Continue reading BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Director: James Whale Picking up where the previous film left off, and also starring Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, this film opens with Elsa Lanchester as Mary Shelley sitting before a fire and letting the audience know that there's more to the story. Believed dead at the end… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Film Reviews

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells Director: Marielle Heller Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a crotchety woman who lives alone with her cat. Her poor behaviour gets her fired from her job and her dull writing means that the books she writes won't sell, but when her cat gets sick and she's behind on… Continue reading Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Starring: Alec Guiness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass Director: Charles Crichton A bank clerk (Guiness) who dreams of a better life enlists a souvenir maker (Holloway) to help him steal his bank's gold and smuggle it out of the country as Eiffel Towers. But things go hilariously wrong when some of the statues are… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

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Bird Box (2018)

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich Director: Susanne Bier In a dystopian future, Malorie (Bullock) is single and heavily pregnant when a strange phenonmenon breaks out. People start to turn violent and either kill themselves or kill others. Five years later, Malorie has survived on the understanding that the thing can infect you only… Continue reading Bird Box (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz A famous mystery writer (Olivier) obsessed with games and automatons invites his wife's lover (Caine) to his home to discuss his impending divorce, but what transpires is a deadly game of cat and mouse... Based on a successful stage play, the film takes place only on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier Director: Spike Lee In the 1970's in Colorado, Ron Stallworth (Washington) is a young black cop who is initally sent to the basement records room and faces the everyday racism of his colleagues. But when he makes it out of the basement and into the undercover crimes… Continue reading BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Sunday (1960)

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi Director: Mario Bava The film opens on a witch being killed by a mob of villagers with a truly gruesome mask. The witch declares that she will return and curses the descendants of those who are killing her... years later, one of her descendants who looks just like… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Sunday (1960)