Film Reviews

20th Century Women (2016)

Starring: Annette Benning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup Director: Mike Mills Southern California in 1979, Jamie (Zumann) is a teenager whose mother (Benning) becomes worried about him not having a father influence, and enlists his best friend (Fanning), their cancer recovering artist lodger (Gerwig) to help him understand life. Along for… Continue reading 20th Century Women (2016)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Don’t Look Now (1973)

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania Director: Nicolas Roeg John (Sutherland) and Laura (Christie) Baxter are struggling to deal with the accidental death of their young daughter, and take up restoration work in Venice, Italy, to try to move on. Laura seems to be unable to cope very well until two older… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Don’t Look Now (1973)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Director: Gordon Parks Credited as being the film that started the craze for 70's blaxploitation films, Shaft is about a black private eye as cool as he is efficient. John Shaft (Roundtree) is tasked with finding the kidnapped daughter of a black drug dealer, but soon finds that… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

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Preview: The Bleeder (AKA Chuck) (2016)

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Noami Watts, Elizabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Michael Rapaport Director: Philippe Falardeau Back in 1975 in New Jersey, a liquor salesman with a modest fighting career was pitted against the great Muhammed Ali. But he was a man with his own inner demons to fight... Sound familiar? It's the story of Chuck Wepner,… Continue reading Preview: The Bleeder (AKA Chuck) (2016)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers Director: John G Avildsen Rocky (Stallone) is a past-his-prime boxer, trying to make ends meet, and still take on a few bouts in the ring. But he hasn't forgotten his dreams of making it big. He might just have his chance when he's on the receiving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Alien (1979)

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Director: Ridley Scott A lot has been said about the Alien franchise, but this is the film that started them all. Opening on the quiet ship, it feels almost dreamlike as they crew is gently awakened from cryo-sleep, and wander through the soft, light toned interior of the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Alien (1979)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

Starring: Michael Caine, Britt Eckland, Ian Hendry Director: Mike Hodges Jack Carter (Caine) is a London gangster who, following the sudden and suspicious death of his brother, travels to Newcastle for the funeral and to find out what really happened. But he soon finds that there's a lot more going on than meets the eye.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Enter The Dragon (1973)

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly Director: Robert Clouse The mother of all martial arts movies, this one was the first that broke into the mainstream for Bruce Lee, and shows of his incredible charisma and energy. Lee is tasked with entering a tournament on a mysterious bad guy's island in an effort to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Enter The Dragon (1973)

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Classic Film Of The Week: Network (1976)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Peter Finch Director: Sidney Lumet "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" In network television, ratings rule. When you watch films like Christine (2016) or Network, you get the feeling that things were changing in the 70's and that getting people to watch… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: Network (1976)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Breaking Away (1979)

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley Director: Peter Yates Four teens have graduated from high school in Indiana, and are mooching around their university town, where everyone is either a student or associated with the university, or a cutter, that is, the working class offspring of quarry workers. Whilst none of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Breaking Away (1979)