Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

Starring: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey Director: Otto Preminger A musical based on the opera by Bizet, with different words, and updated to be set in an all-black army camp, this film stars the incredible Dorothy Dandridge, one of the first black bombshells in Hollywood. This is Dandridge's film. A beautiful woman and excellent… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

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Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is one of my favourite actresses from Hollywood's so called Golden Age. A beautiful actress, she starred as a knowing femme fatale in films like The Big Sleep and Key Largo, and went on to do more comedic roles in films like How To Marry A Millionaire. Her relationship with husband Humphrey Bogart… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (AKA Horror Of Dracula) (1958)

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough Director: Terence Fisher If you're looking at classic movies, no list would be complete without a Hammer Horror film entry. A British film studio that made famous and often ground breaking horrors from the 30's to the 70's, the studio is back in action again today, with films… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (AKA Horror Of Dracula) (1958)

Film Reviews

The Founder (2016)

Starring: Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch, Nick Offerman, Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern Director: John Lee Hancock Who would have thought that a film about the founding of McDonald's could be so engaging? Perhaps it's due to Michael Keaton's particular quality of being likable and a bit crazy, a bit off at the same time. There… Continue reading The Founder (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: A Place In The Sun (1951)

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters Director: George Stevens George Eastman (Clift) is a poor relation who goes to work for his rich uncle. He's not immediately accepted, and has to work his way up. At which point, Alice (Winters) falls for him, and they're soon dating. But Alice is afraid that as he… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: A Place In The Sun (1951)

Film Reviews

Preview: Fences (2016)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson Director: Denzel Washington 1950's America. Troy Maxson (Washington) is a working class man, who, according to IMDB is a man trying to raise his family and come to terms with the events of his life. Viola Davis plays his wife, Rose. This is a fairly good description of… Continue reading Preview: Fences (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Movies: The Ace In The Hole (1951)

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur Director: Billy Wilder Chuck Tatum (Douglas) is a cynical, big city reporter who finds himself covering tiny, small town stories in an Albuquerque town. Depressed and angry, he's not a popular man in his office. But when he finds a man trapped down a mine, he decides to… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: The Ace In The Hole (1951)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Giant (1956)

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Dennis Hopper Director: George Stevens A sweeping epic set in Texas starring Liz Taylor as Leslie, a beautiful smart young woman who impulsively marries Bick Benedict (Hudson), and adjusts to life on a ranch in Texas, where she's expected to be seen and not… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Giant (1956)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart Director: Robert Aldrich Secret agents, torture, a femme fatale, and a mysterious brief case. This film has it all. In some senses it's a rather hysterical film about the threat of nuclear war, in another it's one of the finest film noir flicks to grace the screen. Either… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Big Heat (1953)

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Lee Marvin Director: Fritz Lang Homicide cop Bannion (Ford) is a loving family man, brave enough to stand up to the mob and incorruptible when he finds that his town and his department has had sticky mob fingers all over it. Corruption goes all the way to the… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Big Heat (1953)