Film Reviews

American Pastoral (2016)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning Director: Ewan McGregor I was really looking forward to this film, because it's Ewan McGregor's debut as a director. It's an adaptation of a novel by Phillip Roth, and follows the story of a man who was a college star (McGregor) and whose wife (Connelly) was a beauty… Continue reading American Pastoral (2016)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway Director: Tay Garnett Lana Turner stars as a blonde bombshell Cora, married to an old man who owns a diner. When Frank, John Garfield, enters their lives, looking for odd jobs, he's quite taken with her, and slowly a romance develops. But the only way they can truly… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price Director: Otto Preminger While investigating the murder of Laura, the detective in charge finds himself falling under the dead woman's spell, but all is not what it seems. Everyone is in love with Laura (Tierney) who sparkles and shines in the memories of those who loved… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

Film Reviews

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Starring: Scarlet Johannson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche Director: Rupert Sanders I'm going to have to be a bit unpopular and say that I actually enjoyed this film. I remember watching the anime years ago, but I don't remember that much about it, but that I liked it. It was cool and it also… Continue reading Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Angelica Huston, Robert Loggia Director: John Huston In this dark comedy about doomed romance, Jack Nicholson stars as a hitman for the Prizzi family, big wigs in the organised crime game. But when he meets a beautiful blonde at a family wedding, things start to go wrong. She's a hitman… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Persons Of Interest, The Reading List

Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock

The name and face of Hitchcock in some ways have taken over the man, a deliberate choice on his part, it would seem. Director of famous thriller and crime films like The Birds, North By Northwest, Rear Window, and of course, Psycho, he's a man that in many ways needs no introduction, but who, because… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)

Director: Fritz Lang Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere I was drawn to add this film to my watch list for two reasons. Firstly, the central idea concept in this film of a man collecting rooms in which people have been murdered, and his new wife not realising this until she's already living with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)

Film Reviews

Preview: We Still Steal The Old Way (2017)

Starring: Ian Ogilvy, Billy Murray, Christopher Ellison, Tony Denham, Julian Glover, Lysette Anthony, Patrick Bergin, Director: Sacha Bennett British Gangster films are really becoming their own b-list genre, a kind of self indulgent offshoot of more mature films. Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels made the London underbelly feel fresh, the local con… Continue reading Preview: We Still Steal The Old Way (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guiness, Valerie Hobson Director: Robert Hamer Louis Mazzini (Price) is the son of a disinherited woman and an Italian opera singer. Raised knowing that he's the 8th in line for a Dukedom, he plots to kill everyone in the way of his succession after his mother is denied the rights to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mildred Pierce (1945)

Starring: Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott Director: Michael Curtiz As the film opens, we witness a murder. Mildred (Crawford) wanders around partly in a daze, and muddies the waters of the investigation, before being picked up by the police. Her first husband is accused of the murder, and she starts to explain… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mildred Pierce (1945)