Classic Movie 2019

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)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

Starring: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster, Helen Vinson Director: Mervyn LeRoy Adapted from the autobiography of Robert E Burns, this film is the story of James Allen (Muni), a man wrongly convicted  of a crime, who is sent to work in the chain gangs in the American South. The conditions and the cruel prison… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Love In The Afternoon (1957)

Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier Director: Billy Wilder Set in Paris, a private detective (Chevalier) is tasked with catching a middle aged playboy Frank (Cooper) with client's wife. When his daughter Ariane (Hepburn) overhears that the client plans on killing Frank, she heads to his hotel to rescue him, and ends up pretending… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Love In The Afternoon (1957)

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Widows (2018)

Starring: Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall Director: Steve McQueen Three women are left widowed and in financial dire straits when their robber husbands are killed in a heist gone wrong. When a powerful crime king pin, who is also running… Continue reading Widows (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Atlantic City (1980)

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster,  Kate Reid,  Director: Louis Malle Altantic City, with it's crumbling buildings and casino lifestyle is a sort of metaphor for the kinds of lives that are lived there. Lou (Lancaster) likes to talk about the days when he was younger, when he fancied he was a big player in the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Atlantic City (1980)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Public Enemy (1931)

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell Director: William A Wellman Tom Powers (Cagney) learns at a young age that to get ahead you have to be a criminal. He starts out in petty crime, and eventually works his way up to the top of organised crime. When things start to fall apart… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Public Enemy (1931)

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48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

Films with big budgets, big stars, action sequences and wise-cracking dialogue felt like a staple of the 80's and 90's. One of the most seminal of these was the 48 Hours films. Not only is 48 Hours the first film that Eddie Murphy starred in, but it also largely credited with being the first film… Continue reading 48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)