Film Reviews

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Director: Cate Shortland A naive Australian photojournalist is in Berlin to take photographs when she meets a cute German guy. They head back to his place for a one night stand, but when she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself locked in. Thinking at first that it's an… Continue reading Berlin Syndrome (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers Director: John G Avildsen Rocky (Stallone) is a past-his-prime boxer, trying to make ends meet, and still take on a few bouts in the ring. But he hasn't forgotten his dreams of making it big. He might just have his chance when he's on the receiving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

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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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The Transfiguration (2016)

Starring: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine Director: Michael O'Shea Milo is a quiet, anti-social teen who is obsessed with vampire lore. He lives in a crappy apartment block where he's bullied by the local thugs and lives with his ex-military brother, who spends most of his time watching TV. His parents are both dead. But Milo's… Continue reading The Transfiguration (2016)

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 Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge Director: Nicholas Ray Vienna (Crawford) is a saloon owner in the Old West, whose business sits on land where the railroad will come. She stands to make a lot of money in the future, but the local farmers think she's a bad seed, along with the rough and… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

  Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl Director: Niki Caro Based on a true story, adapted from the book by Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife is the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who were the zookeepers of the Warsaw Zoo in 1939 when war broke out. As the Germans invade, they can do… Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

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Colossal (2016)

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell Director: Nacho Vigalondo Gloria (Hathaway) is a barely functioning alcoholic and sometime writer who lives with her handsome British boyfriend in New York. When he tires of her behavior, he kicks her out, she decides to move back to her old home town to try to get herself… Continue reading Colossal (2016)

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

Certain Women (2016)

Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern Director: Kelly Reichardt I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this film, because reports all had it as being a very slow drama. I'm OK with slow, but not so much with very slow. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's the story of three women in small town America,… Continue reading Certain Women (2016)