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Hallowe’en Flicks: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon Director: Roman Polanski When Rosemary (Farrow) moves into a new apartment with her ambitious actor husband Guy (Cassavetes) things are a bit strange, including their odd neighbours, but Guy brushes aside her concerns. But when Rosemary finds herself mysteriously pregnant, she starts to get very concerned about the… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

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Hallowe’en Flicks: Burn Witch Burn!/Night Of The Eagle (1962)

Starring: Janet Blair, Peter Wyngarde, Margaret Johnston Director: Sidney Hayers Norman Taylor (Wyngarde) is a Professor who lectures about superstitions but is a man of science and reason. He's shocked when he finds out that his wife has been using voodoo and spells to protect him and advance his career, so he destroys her charms… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Burn Witch Burn!/Night Of The Eagle (1962)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Starring: Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness Director: David Lean Dr Zhivago (Sharif) is a Russian physician with a poets soul. Against the background of World War 1 and the October Revolution, he initially falls for and marries the daughter of his foster parents, Tonya (Chaplin), but as events play out,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood Director: Mel Brooks Theatre producer Max Bialystock (Mostel) is a failure who makes his money by carrying on relationships with rich old women. It's a hard life, and when his accountant Leo Bloom (Wilder) mentions that he could make a lot of money by deliberately making a crappy… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Hombre (1967)

Starring: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento Director: Martin Ritt John Russell (Newman) inherits some property and heads out to claim it. He's a quiet man, rough and direct, and he's disliked and distrusted because he was raised by Native Americans. But when the stage coach he's travelling back on comes under threat… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Hombre (1967)

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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)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore Director: Jerry Lewis Essentially a comedy Jekyll and Hyde set in a science lab, this was a Jerry Lewis film at the tail end of his popularity. Professor Julius Kelp (Lewis) is walked all over by his students, his boss, and even his mother. He decides to create… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

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Green Book (2018)

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini Director: Peter Farrelly In the 1960's, a racist Italian bouncer Tony (Mortensen) takes on a job driving Dr Don Shirley, a black classical musician, on tour through the American South. While initially complete opposites, the two find their time together eye opening, and a friendship slowly develops between… Continue reading Green Book (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wild Bunch (1969)

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, Ben Johnson Director: Sam Peckinpah Set in the final days of the Wild West, a group of aging outlaws try one last job to seal their fortunes, but their plan may just seal their fates. Finding themselves in a Mexican town run… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wild Bunch (1969)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef Director: Sergio Leone That scene where three men face off in a graveyard, each with guns drawn, and close ups on shifting eyes and trigger fingers, which has often been homaged in films since, comes from this iconic Western. It's the story of three men, in a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)