Film Reviews

Suspiria (2018)

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth Director: Luca Guadagnino In a divided Berlin in 1977, women at a famous dance studio prepare for a key performance. But something is not right at the studio. Patricia (Moretz) has mysteriously disappeared after making strange comments that there is some very dark goings on… Continue reading Suspiria (2018)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

Starring: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max Von Sydow Director: Sydney Pollack Joe Turner (Redford), code named Condor, is a CIA analyst who comes in from lunch to find his entire unit killed. Up til now, his skills have involved reading widely from different sources, but now he finds himself thrust into the world… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Wave (1977)

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil Director: Peter Weir David Burton (Chamberlain) is a lawyer in Sydney, asked to defend five aboriginals accused of murder. The killing seems to be part of a traditional ritual punishment, but as he tries to find out more, no one will talk to him. Burton starts to believe… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Wave (1977)

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Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

I love doing podcast appearances and working with Damien Riley is always really fun. This time we thought we would watch and talk about Grey Gardens, the 1975 documentary about a mother and daughter who were the black sheeps of Jackie Kennedy's family, and who lived in poverty in their crumbling East Hamptons mansion called… Continue reading Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen Director: Sidney Lumet Sonny (Pacino) and Sal (Cazale) are two desperate men who have decided to rob a bank in the heat of a 70's Summer in Brooklyn, to pay for a sex change operation for Sonny's partner. But from the start, things go wrong: one of their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The China Syndrome (1979)

Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon Director: James Bridges The China Sydrome is a metaphorical term used to describe the idea that if there was a nuclear meltdown at a power plant, the reactor would burn through the earth all the way to China. As you can see from the poster above, it wasn't… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The China Syndrome (1979)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum Director: Phillip Kaufman In 70's San Francisco, Matthew Bennell (Sutherland), an inspector for the health department, is concerned when his colleague Elizabeth (Adams) starts to talk about her partners strange behaviour. They soon realise that the strange behaviour is spreading, and that people are not themselves.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Wanda (1971)

Starring: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes Director: Barbara Loden In a coal mining town in Pennysylvania, Wanda (Loden) wanders through life, numbing her despair with alcohol and one night stands. She sleeps on her sisters couch and drifts through temporary employment. When she meets a man in a bar, she willingly heads home with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Wanda (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Starring: Susan Lanier, Robert Huston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace-Stone Director: Wes Craven An average suburban family, the Carters, are heading up to California when they take a wrong turn trying to find a silver mine that they recently inherited. Though warned by a shady gas station owner about the area and where they're headed, their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Big Man (1970)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George Director: Arthur Penn Dustin Hoffman stars as Jack Crabb, in this darkly comedic film that skewers American Western narratives. He’s Little Big Man, a man claiming to be 111 years old, telling his tall tale to a judgemental journalist. In it, he tells the story of being… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Big Man (1970)