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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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy Director: Nicholas Ray Any Bogart film deserves a place on a must watch or classic movies list. He's one of my all-time favourite actors. He often played characters who had more than a hint of the amoral, but were also good guys, think Rick Blaine in Casablanca, a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Film Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray Director: Robert Wise A flying saucer comes to Earth and lands, setting the world on it's head. What does it want? Why is it here? From it emerges a humanoid alien in a suit, which the US army shots at. Then a 7ft robot… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Starring: Jean Hagan, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe Director: John Huston A group of men plot the perfect crime, but it all goes wrong when they heist comes off and they start to double cross each other. Perhaps at this stage in film history it wasn't really acceptable to show criminals getting away with… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

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)

Persons Of Interest

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)