Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid Director: Frank Perry Joan Crawford was a huge star, starting in the 1930's and managing to have a respected career for decades, garnering Oscars and huge salaries. She was the queen of Hollywood. But in 1978, her adopted daughter Christina published a book called Mommie Dearest, which exposed the horror… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)


Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Howl’s Moving Castle on

Let's Get Stuck Into... is a podcast from which focuses on sets of five films from different influential film personalities and masters of cinema. It's a really fascinating and fun podcast, and I had a really great time recording this one, about Studio Ghibli and the magical fairy tale fantasy of Howl's Moving Castle.… Continue reading Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Howl’s Moving Castle on

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Last Action Hero (1993)

Starring: Austin O'Brien, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charles Dance, Anthony Quinn Director: John McTiernan I remember getting this film out on VHS when I was a kid from Video Ezy, and then watching it a bunch of times because I loved it. I didn't realise at the time that it had been pitched against Jurassic Park, and… Continue reading Last Action Hero (1993)

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A Monster Calls (2016)

Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson Director: J A Bayona A story about grief and grieving for kids sounds like a hard sell, but this adaptation of a popular book by Patrick Ness focuses on deeper life truths to avoid the trite and mawkish. Conor (MacDougall) is a kid who has grown… Continue reading A Monster Calls (2016)

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Before I Wake (2016)

Starring: Kate Bosworth, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane Director: Mike Flanagan A young couple adopt a boy. Their own young son has died in an accident, and they cannot have more children. But the child they bring home has strange abilities. When he dreams, his dreams come to life. Whilst initially he has beautiful dreams of… Continue reading Before I Wake (2016)

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Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

Logline: "A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her." (from the press release) Genre: Horror Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West Directed by: Jennifer Kent We had a… Continue reading Film Review: The Babadook (2014)



I'm having one of those weeks where I want to do the things I enjoyed when I was young. I guess it's what people talk about when they talk about their inner child. Mine has never been that repressed, but it's still nice to enjoy a little nostaliga now and then. It's like having a… Continue reading Nostalgia