Classic Movies 2022

Movie Of The Week: Gun Crazy (1950)

Starring: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Director: Joseph H Lewis Also sometimes titled "Deadly Is The Female", this is a crime movie about a woman and a man who meet, fall in love, and go on a crime spree. John Dall is good in this film, but it's femme fatale Peggy Cummins who steals the show.… Continue reading Movie Of The Week: Gun Crazy (1950)

Classic Movies 2022

Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford Director: Paul Henreid After not speaking to each other in 20 years, Edith decides to take revenge on her twin Margaret who ruined her life. Bette Davis plays both sisters in this black and white 60's thriller with hints of film noir. Its a slightly trashy gem, directed… Continue reading Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

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Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

Richard Gere starred in this sexy 80's film as a male prostitute, working in LA who gets framed for murder, in a career starting role. It's classic 80's, and pushed the boat out for nudity, earning it's R rating at the time. With Lauren Hutton joining him, and a classic Blondie track as it's theme,… Continue reading Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

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Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Louis Jourdan, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton Director: Alfred Hitchcock This week's classic movie is Hitchcock's last under Selznick and his studio contract. It was an uneasy partnership and is an uneven watch. A tale of a solicitor who becomes obsessed with the Paradine case and the woman accused of murder.… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

Cinema History

Cinema History: What is Film Noir?

Just to keep things interesting, this week I'm talking about Film Noir. It's a really misunderstood movement in film, so in this video I talk about the history, whether it's a genre or a movement, what you can expect to see in a classic film noir and more. I also end with some recommendations of… Continue reading Cinema History: What is Film Noir?

Film Reviews

Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer Director: Rian Johnson When wealthy mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat cut after a family gathering, the police investigation is joined by famous eccentric detective Benoit Blanc (Craig). While all… Continue reading Knives Out (2019)

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Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn (2020)

Starring: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Jurnee Smollett, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor Director: Cathy Yan Harley Quinn (Robbie) and the Joker have broken up, and since she has pissed off a lot of people, everyone in Gotham wants a peice of her. To avoid getting killed by Roman Sionis (McGregor), she offers to get his… Continue reading Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn (2020)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Reversal Of Fortune (1990)

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra Director: Barbet Schroeder Based on Alan Dershowitz book of the same name about his work on the case for the acquittal of Claus Von Bulow, which was a huge case in the 80's. Claus was originally convicted of the murder of his wife Sunny, who was… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Reversal Of Fortune (1990)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley Director: Edward Dmytryk Dick Powell stars as the classic hard-boiled detective Phillip Marlowe, adapted from Raymond Chandlers story Farewell My Lovely. This time, the detective gets in over his head when he's approached by an ex-con who wants to find his old flame, but finds a platinum blonde… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Murder, My Sweet (1944)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Director: Charles Laughton https://youtu.be/sFO_odagSDg Charles Laughton was a well established actor when he took on directing this classic. Sadly, it was the only film that he would direct, and one rich in imagery, religosity and drama. And a plot based on a real like serial killer..... Such a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)