australian films

Australian Movie Month: The Lighthorsemen (1987)

Starring: Jon Blake, Peter Phelps, John Walton, Sigrid Thornton Director: Simon Wincer Beautifully shot, and full of patriotism and horses! Yay! Based on the true story of the Australian lighthorsemen and their ride that broke the British deadlock in Palestine in 1917, this is a classic Australian New Wave film, with many of the themes… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Lighthorsemen (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden Director: Billy Wilder A classic Audrey Hepburn movie, need we say more? Sabrina is the chauffer's daughter who has had a crush on wealthy David, who doesn't know she's alive... until she returns from Paris, that is. In an effort to disnentangle him, his brother woos her himself,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/LJuQapx1gbU Mixing it up, I'm trying out making video reviews as an alternative to written ones. First up, Strangers On A Train, Hitchcocks 1951 classic about a tennis player who is approached on a train by a stanger who proposes they each murder someone for the other,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen Director: Fred McLeod Wilcox A starship crew, lead by Commander Adams (Nielsen), head to a colony far out in space where only two survivors remain, Dr Morbius (Walters) and his daughter Altaira (Francis). They have mysteriously survived a monsterous creature that killed off everyone else, with the help… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Forbidden Planet (1956)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bigamist (1953)

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino Director: Ida Lupino When a man tries to adopt a child with his wife, the agency looks into his life and finds that he has actually been living two lives with two different wives. When confronted, he tells is his story about how is all happened in flashback.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bigamist (1953)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Starring: Alec Guiness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass Director: Charles Crichton A bank clerk (Guiness) who dreams of a better life enlists a souvenir maker (Holloway) to help him steal his bank's gold and smuggle it out of the country as Eiffel Towers. But things go hilariously wrong when some of the statues are… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz A famous mystery writer (Olivier) obsessed with games and automatons invites his wife's lover (Caine) to his home to discuss his impending divorce, but what transpires is a deadly game of cat and mouse... Based on a successful stage play, the film takes place only on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Checkov Director: Alfred Hitchcock Dr Constance Petersen (Bergman) is an ambitious and logical woman, but when a new doctor (Peck) arrives at the asylum she works at she finds herself thawing out and falling for him. But the doctor is not who he thinks he is. He turns out… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Night At The Opera (1935)

Starring: Marx Brothers, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones Director: Sam Wood A shrewd manager and his friends (Groucho and the Marx brothers) befriend two opera singers (Carlisle and Jones) and plan to take them all the way to the top. But just like the course of romance, a Marx Brothers plot never did run smooth. There… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Night At The Opera (1935)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Ninotchka (1939)

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire Director: Ernst Lubitsch Ninotchka (Garbo) is a proud Soviet, a woman who eschews all luxury and believes in the tenets of Communism to the letter. Sent to Paris to hurry along a sale of jewels needed to raise money, she finds her three colleagues have fallen into a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Ninotchka (1939)