Film Reviews

The Dinner (2017)

  Starring: Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall Director: Oren Moverman Two upwardly mobile brothers and their wives meet at an expensive resturant to discuss the behaviour of their sons and what to do about a serious crime that they committed. One is a powerful politician (Gere), the other a bitter and angry… Continue reading The Dinner (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Starring: Edward G Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Glenda Farrell Director: Mervyn LeRoy The 30’s and the Great Depression… And a really interesting time in movies. Film censorship hadn’t been invented yet (what would first be the Production Code, rules about what you could show in movies, would later give way to certificates about what ages… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy Director: Nicholas Ray Any Bogart film deserves a place on a must watch or classic movies list. He's one of my all-time favourite actors. He often played characters who had more than a hint of the amoral, but were also good guys, think Rick Blaine in Casablanca, a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

Film Reviews

Southern Fury (aka Arsenal) (2017)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Adrian Grenier, Johnathan Schaech Director: Steven C Miller This is a random film. Personally, I'll watch anything that Nicolas Cage stars in. He's either absolutely brilliant or bat shit crazy (he's the second one in this film). That's why we're talking about this film. Here he's in fine form as… Continue reading Southern Fury (aka Arsenal) (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

Starring: Michael Caine, Britt Eckland, Ian Hendry Director: Mike Hodges Jack Carter (Caine) is a London gangster who, following the sudden and suspicious death of his brother, travels to Newcastle for the funeral and to find out what really happened. But he soon finds that there's a lot more going on than meets the eye.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

Film Reviews

Frailty (2001)

Starring: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe Director: Bill Paxton Bill Paxton's recent and what felt like sudden death led to many discussions of his career. Perhaps most beloved as Private Hudson in Aliens (Game over, man, game over!) or as a hurricane hunter in Twister, he also had considerable talent as a director, if… Continue reading Frailty (2001)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Enter The Dragon (1973)

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly Director: Robert Clouse The mother of all martial arts movies, this one was the first that broke into the mainstream for Bruce Lee, and shows of his incredible charisma and energy. Lee is tasked with entering a tournament on a mysterious bad guy's island in an effort to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Enter The Dragon (1973)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Starring: Jean Hagan, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe Director: John Huston A group of men plot the perfect crime, but it all goes wrong when they heist comes off and they start to double cross each other. Perhaps at this stage in film history it wasn't really acceptable to show criminals getting away with… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

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)

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)