Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Our Hospitality (1923)

Starring: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton Director: Buster Keaton, Jack Blystone The MacKay family decide to send their young child away to safety after another local family swear to kill every last member of their family. The feud is nursed for years in the Appalachian town, but little Willy Mackay grows into a young… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Our Hospitality (1923)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry Director: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney Of all the adaptations of Gaston Leroux's famous Gothic romance of 1910, this silent era film of the 1920's sticks the closest to the original plot. It's the story of Christine (Philbin), a young singer in the Paris Opera, who is catapulted to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

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1922 (2017)

Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Neal McDonough Director: Zak Hilditch Based on a novella by Stephen King, 1922 is the story of a farmer whose wife has brought a large parcel of land into the marriage, but which she wishes to sell. Since he can't stop her, he plots to kill her instead,… Continue reading 1922 (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood Director: Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock was such a prolific film maker, and since many of his later films are the ones that he’s known for, it’s easy to forget that he started out making films in the silent era. This film, Blackmail, was his first “talkie” and one of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)

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Murder On The Orient Express (2017)

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman Director: Kenneth Branagh Hercule Poirot (Branagh) decides it's time for a holiday, but when he gets on board the Orient Express, he's soon engaged in trying to find a killer. But any one of the mysterious travelers could… Continue reading Murder On The Orient Express (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Starring: Elizabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther Director: Benjamin Christensen A film in 7 chapter or parts, this is an early documentary film, though it's not a true documentary as we now know them. It's about witchcraft through the ages, the first chapter being a slideshow style history lesson about how the world was understood… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

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Lost City Of Z (2016)

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland Director: James Gray Based on a true story, Lost City Of Z is the story of an explorer convinced that he knows how to find the city he calls Z, located deep in the Amazon, which is an El Dorado, a city of gold and riches.… Continue reading Lost City Of Z (2016)

Persons Of Interest, The Reading List

Biography Of The Month: Anita Loos

Anita Loos was a well known name in film and literary circles in the Golden Age of Hollywood, but most people know her best as the author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a comedic novel published to huge acclaim in 1925, about a sparkling blonde gold digger in the 1920's, a type that Loos knew well.… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Anita Loos

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katharine Waterston, Alison Sudol Director: David Yates Harry Potter for an older generation, perhaps? This film opens in 20's New York, where Newt Scamander (Redmayne) has arrived with a suitcase full of trouble. As he bumbles through the city, he manages to embroil a muggle, a magical secret agent and… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frolich Director: Fritz Lang In a beautifully realised dystopian future, the world is run by the decadent city planners, who are strongly divided from the working classes, but all this changes when the son of the city's overlord meets Maria, a kind woman from the working classes who opens… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)