Classic Movie 2019

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 2019

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)

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Australian Movie Month: The Story Of The Kelly Gang (1906)

A lot of people don't know that the first feature length film was Australian. Australia used to have a thriving film industry but with American studios owning cinemas and block booking, the industry was killed off til the New Wave in the 70's ushered in a new era. But in 1906, The Story of the… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Story Of The Kelly Gang (1906)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Detour (1945)

Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake Director: Edgar G Ulmer Al Roberts (Neal) is down on his luck and decides to hitch hike to LA to try to get his girl back. But on the way, he's picked up by a man who just happens to take too many pills and die. Al, afraid… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Detour (1945)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

Starring: William Petersen, Tom Noonan, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang Director: Michael Mann When a horrific killer called the "Tooth Fairy" (Noonan) is on the loose, the FBI calls in former profiler Will Graham (Petersen) who might be the only person who can stop the murders. But Graham is still… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

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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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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier Director: Spike Lee In the 1970's in Colorado, Ron Stallworth (Washington) is a young black cop who is initally sent to the basement records room and faces the everyday racism of his colleagues. But when he makes it out of the basement and into the undercover crimes… Continue reading BlacKkKlansman (2018)