Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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 2017

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)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Director: Carl Reiner Steve Martin's first film as writer and star, this comedy was quite successful on release, though in a lot of ways ahead of it's time. Martin stars as Navin, a man who has been raised by a black family. When he finds out that he was adopted,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Movies: Deliverance (1972)

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox Director: John Boorman Based on a book by James Dickey, this is a film that's earned it's R rating. It's oddly beautiful at times, and also very dark. So just be prepared going in. Four friends set off on a river rafting trip together, to enjoy… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Deliverance (1972)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates Director: David Lynch Black and white masterpiece from the man that would later bring us odd gems like Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, this is David Lynch. Although there can be much debate about what this film is about thematically, narratively, the film follows Henry (Nance)… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

Film Reviews

Preview: Christine (2016) with Q&A with star Rebecca Hall.

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia Director: Antonio Campos In 1970's Florida, Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall) a broadcast news journalist, shot herself on live TV. This film shows the events leading up to her tragic decision. Christine was a woman struggling with depression, isolation and her need to succeed as a… Continue reading Preview: Christine (2016) with Q&A with star Rebecca Hall.

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Patton (1970)

Starring: George C Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young Director: Franklin J Schaffner In this film, co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, and spread over almost three hours, tells the story of the famous general Patton, from his time in Tunisia to the Battle of the Bulge in WW2, to his dismissal. Sometimes called the definitive biopic… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Patton (1970)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: McCabe And Mrs Miller (1971)

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie Director: Robert Altman Card hustling McCabe (Beatty) finds himself in the small mining town of Prebyterian Church (yes, that's the name of the tiny town), and sets himself up as a small time pimp, until he teams up with the business savvy but opium smoking Mrs Miller (Christie), who improves… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: McCabe And Mrs Miller (1971)

Film Reviews

The Nice Guys (2016)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Director: Shane Black Shane Black, back in the day, was the script writer, especially for blockbuster buddy comedies. Lethal Weapon was his huge break out, with sequels and films like the Last Boy Scout and Long Kiss Goodnight following. But Black felt like his films were not always best directed… Continue reading The Nice Guys (2016)

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105 Must See Films: The Sting (1973)

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw Director: George Roy Hill In 1930's Chicago, a young grifter teams up with another con man to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling of the biggest confidence trick of all time against a big time gangster. The film has a playful, stylised feel, with amusing… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Sting (1973)