Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

Starring: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde Director: Joseph Losey Modesty Blaise is the international woman of mystery, a master thief gone straight, tasked with protecting a shipment of diamonds, in this spoof of the spy genre and cult classic caper. The fashion and design of this whole film is pure 60's fun, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

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Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford Director: Paul Henreid After not speaking to each other in 20 years, Edith decides to take revenge on her twin Margaret who ruined her life. Bette Davis plays both sisters in this black and white 60's thriller with hints of film noir. Its a slightly trashy gem, directed… Continue reading Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

Classic Movies 2021, Hallowe'en and Horror

Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

Starring: Richard Carlson, Susan Gordon, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding Director: Bert I Gordon To round off Halloween month and spooky season, I covered this fun classic about a woman who can't accept that her man has dumped her. Not after he's planning to marry someone else. Not even after she dies.... This one is more… Continue reading Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

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Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

Starring: Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald, Julian Glover Director: Roy Ward Baker When a new underground station is being dug in 60's London, something that was long buried is excavated and only Quatermass, the space engineer, can stop the chaos from consuming the world. Andrew Keir is Quatermass in this film, and he's joined… Continue reading Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

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Podcast: The Haunting/The Innocents

On The Gen X and The Millennial Podcast, where a generation X and a millennial each pick a film and make the other watch it... we talked about two great 1960's era horror films. Both The Innocents and The Haunting are based on classic horror books and both take on women going a bit nuts… Continue reading Podcast: The Haunting/The Innocents

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

In Stephen King's book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It's a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there's a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Repulsion (1965)

In Stephen King's book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It's a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there's a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Repulsion (1965)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Servant (1963)

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Wendy Craig Director: Joseph Losey A man hires a servant. The servant has plans of his own. A creepy, fascinating plot with homoerotic overtones, this is a UK cinematic classic. Watch below to find out more about this film. https://youtu.be/T7NANEbb-2A

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)

Starring: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari Rhodes Director: Samuel Fuller A 60's era exploitation B movie that's full of hysteria and excellent camera work, this film purports to lift the lid on the insane asylums of America with the story of a journalist undercover in a mental institution to solve a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)

Film Reviews

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)