Film Reviews

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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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth Director: Rob Marshall Several long years have passed since Mary Poppins was nanny to the Banks children, and now they are all grown up. But when Michael (Wishaw) is struggling with money and the loss of his… Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Checkov Director: Alfred Hitchcock Dr Constance Petersen (Bergman) is an ambitious and logical woman, but when a new doctor (Peck) arrives at the asylum she works at she finds herself thawing out and falling for him. But the doctor is not who he thinks he is. He turns out… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore Director: Jerry Lewis Essentially a comedy Jekyll and Hyde set in a science lab, this was a Jerry Lewis film at the tail end of his popularity. Professor Julius Kelp (Lewis) is walked all over by his students, his boss, and even his mother. He decides to create… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

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The Favourite (2018)

Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Director: Yorgos Lanthimos 18th Century England, and Queen Anne sits on the throne. Insecure and neurotic, Queen Anne (Colman) is bossed around by her oldest friend Lady Sarah (Weisz), who is her favourite. But a girl named Abigail (Stone) arrives and upsets everything by getting close to the… Continue reading The Favourite (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Beat The Devil (1953)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre Director: John Huston Penned by Truman Capote and directed by John Huston, Beat The Devil is a film that seems to set out to be a film noir-ish thriller, but playfully parodies the genre. Starring Humphrey Bogart, who was a staple of films like The Maltese… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Beat The Devil (1953)

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Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott Director: Herbert Ross A beautiful ensemble film, with an absolutely incredible cast, Steel Magnolias opens with an awkward and lost looking Annelle (Hannah) shuffling into a small Louisiana town and getting a job at Truvy's (Parton) beauty shop.… Continue reading Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)

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Dolly Month: Straight Talk (1992)

Starring: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Teri Hatcher. Director: Barnet Kellman Shirlee (Parton) loses her job and breaks up with her boyfriend all in one day. She decides to start over in Chicago, but when she sets out to answer phones in a radio station, she's mistaken for the new advice guru,… Continue reading Dolly Month: Straight Talk (1992)

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Dolly Month: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Director: Colin Higgins In Texas, a historical whorehouse has long been part of the local community, run by Mona (Parton), who gives back to the community and makes sure that "her girls" are well behaved and taken care of. It's all in the nature of good, clean but… Continue reading Dolly Month: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982)

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Dolly Month: A Smokey Mountain Christmas (1986)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins Director: Henry Winkler Lorna (Parton) is a country singer who has lost touch with her roots and the things that inspire her, so, since it's Christmas, she sneaks away from Hollywood and heads to the Smokey Mountains and the place she grew up. On the way, she falls… Continue reading Dolly Month: A Smokey Mountain Christmas (1986)