australian films

Australian Movie Month: The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

Starring: John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles Director: Peter Weir The "Paris" of this story is a small town in rural Australia where Arthur finds himself stranded after he is in a car accident that kills his brother. He takes on a job as a hospital orderly but soon finds out that there's something rotten… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Big Chill (1983)

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Jobeth Williams Director: Lawrence Kasdan When one of their close friends from college commits suicide, seven friends return for his funeral, and stay together for a while as a kind of reunion. Old tensions and bonds resurface, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Big Chill (1983)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Destry Rides Again (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Director: George Marshall In the small town of Bottleneck, crime is at an all time high, until the local drunk is made sherriff. To everyone's surprise, he takes his role seriously, and immediately cleans himself up and hires the son of famous lawman Destry. But Destry Jr (Stewart)… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Destry Rides Again (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Starring: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin Director: Elaine May New York Jew Lenny (Grodin) marries Lila (Berlin) and heads off on honeymoon to Miami, but soon finds his wife needy and irritating. Three days into their holiday, he meets Kelly (Shepherd), a beautiful blonde college girl, and falls desperately in love with her, throwing… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood Director: Mel Brooks Theatre producer Max Bialystock (Mostel) is a failure who makes his money by carrying on relationships with rich old women. It's a hard life, and when his accountant Leo Bloom (Wilder) mentions that he could make a lot of money by deliberately making a crappy… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Young Frankenstein (1975)

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman Director: Mel Brooks The grandson of Dr Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) tires to be taken seriously in America as a scientist, but finds it hard to escape the legacy of having a mad scientist in the family. When he's informed that he's inherited the family… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Young Frankenstein (1975)

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells Director: Marielle Heller Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a crotchety woman who lives alone with her cat. Her poor behaviour gets her fired from her job and her dull writing means that the books she writes won't sell, but when her cat gets sick and she's behind on… Continue reading Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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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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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth Director: Rob Marshall Several long years have passed since Mary Poppins was nanny to the Banks children, and now they are all grown up. But when Michael (Wishaw) is struggling with money and the loss of his… Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore Director: Jerry Lewis Essentially a comedy Jekyll and Hyde set in a science lab, this was a Jerry Lewis film at the tail end of his popularity. Professor Julius Kelp (Lewis) is walked all over by his students, his boss, and even his mother. He decides to create… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)