Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wolf Man (1941)

Starring: Claude Rains, Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi, Warren Williams, Evelyn Ankers Director: George Waggner Part of the Universal monsters cycle, The Wolf Man is an enduring horror classic. While there had been werewolf movies before this, this was the one that grabbed audiences by the throat and made them sit up and take notice.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wolf Man (1941)

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Podcast: Studio Ghibli and When Marnie Was There on ScreenMayhem.com

Let's Get Stuck Into... is a podcast from ScreenMayhem.com which focuses on sets of five films from different influential film personalities and masters of cinema. It's a really fascinating and fun podcast, and I had a really great time recording this one, about Studio Ghibli and the warm and mysterious story of When Marnie Was… Continue reading Podcast: Studio Ghibli and When Marnie Was There on ScreenMayhem.com

Film Reviews

Coco (2017)

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Miguel is a little boy who dreams of being a musician. But because on of his ancestors ran away and abandoned the family, music is banned, and Miguel is on track to join the families shoe-making business. On the night of Dia… Continue reading Coco (2017)

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The House (2017)

Starring: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas Director: Andrew Jay Cohen When the corrupt local government takes away their daughter’s college scholarship, Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Poehler) start an illegal casino in their friends (Mantzoukas) house to make up the money they need fast. But soon they’re dealing with local gangster heavies and… Continue reading The House (2017)

Film Reviews

Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor Director: Billy Ray In any given year there are many thrillers that come out and largely, they're not very thrilling. I heard good things about this one, but it also partly seemed to go under the radar with me, so I was glad to come across it and… Continue reading Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

Film Reviews

Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…

The Dead Room (2015) A solid entry, this New Zealand horror is all about the atmosphere and the slow build, as a psychic and two scientists investigate an isolated farm house that the inhabitants have fled, due to it's being haunted. At first, it all seems inconclusive, but then things start to get weird. What… Continue reading Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…

Film Reviews

London Fright Fest: Beyond The Gates (2016)

Heading into the west half of London for some reason seems like a bit of an adventure. I rarely head over to Shepherd's Bush, but it always amuses me that it's full of Antipodeans. We head across and into the Vue, where at the top of the stairs we're surrounded by beer swilling Londoners, all… Continue reading London Fright Fest: Beyond The Gates (2016)

Persons Of Interest

Interview: Jackson Stewart, Writer and Director of new horror Beyond The Gates (2016)

Jackson is one of those people who you immediately like. Which is why I thought you might like to meet him. At least online anyway. A US director and writer who got his entry into the Writers Guild of America at just 25, his latest film is a horror involving a VHS game and two… Continue reading Interview: Jackson Stewart, Writer and Director of new horror Beyond The Gates (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Secrets & Lies (1996)

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall Director: Mike Leigh A movie about class and race relations in Britain, this film is from acclaimed director Mike Leigh. It follows the story of two women, a successful black woman who is in search of her biological mother, and the woman who gave birth to her, a lower class… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Secrets & Lies (1996)

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105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford Director: Robert Aldrich Baby Jane (Davis) had been a huge child star, but when her sister Blanche's (Crawford) rising career eclipses hers as they grow up she is wracked with jealousy and anger. One night Jane drunkenly hits her sister with a car, crippling her and ending her career. Caring… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)