Hallowe'en and Horror

Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

Starring: Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Sarah Paulson, Paige Turco, Jake Weber With Sam Raimi executive producing, and created by Shaun Cassidy, American Gothic was a dark little 90's TV series that you'd blink and miss. But a lot of people have memories of seeing some of it and wondering what happened. It's a story of… Continue reading Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

Richard Gere starred in this sexy 80's film as a male prostitute, working in LA who gets framed for murder, in a career starting role. It's classic 80's, and pushed the boat out for nudity, earning it's R rating at the time. With Lauren Hutton joining him, and a classic Blondie track as it's theme,… Continue reading Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

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Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

Rembrandt is a 1930's era biopic about the latter part of the artists life, with Charles Laughton starring. This film was a fun one to talk about. It features a husband and wife playing a couple on screen, which is always fun, and it also has a really interesting visual style, inspired by the artist.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

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Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Louis Jourdan, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton Director: Alfred Hitchcock This week's classic movie is Hitchcock's last under Selznick and his studio contract. It was an uneasy partnership and is an uneven watch. A tale of a solicitor who becomes obsessed with the Paradine case and the woman accused of murder.… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

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Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo Director: Michael Apted The adaptation of Loretta Lynn's bestselling memoir, Coal Miner's Daughter is brimming with music and drama. From rags to riches, Loretta was a reluctant star, pushed into the limelight by her husband, who she married at 13. It's a remarkable story, watch my review… Continue reading Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

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Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack Director: Mervyn Leroy In this week's classic movie, a mother starts to wonder if there is something sinister and deeply wrong with her angelic looking blonde daughter. Rhoda has become one of cinema's most famous and chilling horror children, chilling generations of viewers. Join me for this weeks review of… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

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Classic Movie: Norma Rae (1979)

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman Director: Martin Ritt Sally Field is Norma Rae, a woman who lives in a small town where everyone works in a textile factory. She's holding together life as a single mother when the mill work starts to effect the health of her family. She fights for change by… Continue reading Classic Movie: Norma Rae (1979)

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Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

Starring: F Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Jeffrey Jones Director: Milos Foreman Sometimes dark, sometimes funny, always lavish, Amadeus is a lush and vibrant film. It tells the story of Salieri, a talented court composer who admires Mozart as having divine talent. A pious man, his love turns to obsessive hate when… Continue reading Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

Film Reviews

Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Carole Kane, Robert Mitchum Director: Richard Donner A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who all work to help him find his heart again, while he tried to plan a live special and keep his job. What Is… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

australian films

Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

Starring: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter Director: PJ Hogan You're terrible, Muriel. Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths star in this film about not fitting in and learning to stand out. Muriel dreams of getting married, and ends up stealing her parent's money to finance a vacation to meet the man of her dreams. Instead,… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)