Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Jobeth Williams Director: Lawrence Kasdan When one of their close friends from college commits suicide, seven friends return for his funeral, and stay together for a while as a kind of reunion. Old tensions and bonds resurface, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Big Chill (1983)
Starring: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine Director: George Cukor An unusual film, The Women was adapted for the screen from the Clare Luce Boothe play, and has 130 speaking roles, all of whom are women. In fact, almost all of the portraits on the sets show women and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Women (1939)
Starring: John Wayne, Clair Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Louise Platt, Director: John Ford A group of very different strangers are travelling in a stage coach, when they find out that they're about to pass through dangerous territory. They decide to go on together, and in the process of facing danger learn that those who… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman Director: Kenneth Branagh Hercule Poirot (Branagh) decides it's time for a holiday, but when he gets on board the Orient Express, he's soon engaged in trying to find a killer. But any one of the mysterious travelers could… Continue reading Murder On The Orient Express (2017)
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine Director: John M Chu You can't be blamed, perhaps for turning your nose up at a sequel directed by the guy who did the Justin Bieber movie and Step Up 2. But I guess it's useful as a… Continue reading Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy Blanchard Directed By: Karyn Kusama If you've ever been to one of those dinner parties where you felt the need to drink your way through someone's spiel about yoga or becoming vegan, then this is the film for you. Will and his new girlfriend are invited to a dinner… Continue reading The Invitation (2015)
Loosely plotted along a cell of Communist writers kidnapping a movie star for ransom money and a studio fixers attempts to get him returned, this film is a series of vignettes playing with classic Hollywood figures and movie tropes, a homage to a bygone era of cinema as well as a lampooning of that time.… Continue reading Hail, Caesar!