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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)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

Starring: Orson Welles, Edward G Robinson, Loretta Young Director: Orson Welles https://youtu.be/2otqWnuYFHY Orson Welles is the handsome stranger in small town Connecticut when his past starts to catch up with him. As he marries the daughter of a judge (Loretta Young), a War Crimes Commission man (Edward G Robinson) is closing in on him for… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

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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: The Last Seduction (1994)

Starring: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman Director: John Dahl Bridget (Fiorentino) convinces her husband (Pullman) into getting involved in a drug deal, and then runs off with the money. Since he's not the type to just let it go, he tries to find her, so she heads to hide out in a small town… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Seduction (1994)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Kris Kristofferson Director: Sam Peckinpah Bennie (Oates) is a piano player in a bar in Mexico who finds out that two men are looking for Alfredo Garcia, a man who has gotten the daughter of a Mexican crime lord pregnant, and there's a bounty for the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Mean Streets (1973)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval Director: Martin Scorsese Growing up in Little Italy, New York, life leads only in one direction. Charlie (Keitel) works for his uncle reclaiming bad debts, a life on the edges of organised crime. But unlike the other people around him, he hopes there might be another way… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mean Streets (1973)

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Australian Movie Month: The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Starring: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor Director: Fred Schepisi Jimmie Blacksmith (Lewis) is half Indigenous Australian and half white, and is raised by a clergyman and his wife to be "civilised". To them, he's the poster child for their ideas of assimilation and how the life of the Indigenous Australian can be improved.… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

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Australian Movie Month: The Proposition (2005)

Starring: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham, Emily Watson Director: John Hillcoat Following the brutal murder and rape at a homestead, Captain Stanley (Winstone) is determined to get Arthur Burns (Huston), the leader of the infamous Burns Gang. He manages to capture Charlie (Pearce) and Mike, two of Arthurs brothers, and… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Proposition (2005)