Film Reviews

BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

Starring: Ariana Anderson, April Kelley (also Writer) Director: Rosie Westoff In this short film, two friends set off for a weekend away, and after a few drinks they end up in bed together. But while for Jessie (Anderson) this is just a walk on the wild side, for Belle (Kelley), this is toying with her… Continue reading BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

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Film Reviews

Green Book (2018)

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini Director: Peter Farrelly In the 1960's, a racist Italian bouncer Tony (Mortensen) takes on a job driving Dr Don Shirley, a black classical musician, on tour through the American South. While initially complete opposites, the two find their time together eye opening, and a friendship slowly develops between… Continue reading Green Book (2018)

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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: 9 to 5 (1980)

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman Director: Colin Higgins Judy (Fonda) is a nervous woman returning to the workplace after her husband has left her. Violet (Tomlin) is the cynical working girl who keeps getting passed over for promotion, even though she practically runs the company. And Doralee (Parton) is the bosses… Continue reading Dolly Month: 9 to 5 (1980)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: St Elmo’s Fire (1985)

Starring: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy, Andie MacDowell Director: Joel Schumacher Just out of college, a group of close friends struggle to deal with adult life, from relationships and love, to career and money, as well as staying together.  The Brat Pack were huge in the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: St Elmo’s Fire (1985)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Women (1939)

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)

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Super Dark Times (2017)

Starring: Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappucino Director: Kevin Phillips When an accident leads to a death, two teen best friends cover it up and find themselves torn apart by paranoia and guilt. This film is really enigmatic. It's a film that you can get to the end of and question what it all means.… Continue reading Super Dark Times (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Starring: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote Director: Steven Spielberg A lonely kid called Elliot finds his world turned upside down when he finds and takes home an alien who was accidentally left behind on Earth. At first, he hides the little alien in his closet and makes friends with him, but when… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

Films with big budgets, big stars, action sequences and wise-cracking dialogue felt like a staple of the 80's and 90's. One of the most seminal of these was the 48 Hours films. Not only is 48 Hours the first film that Eddie Murphy starred in, but it also largely credited with being the first film… Continue reading 48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell Director: Fred Zinneman Marshall Will Kane (Cooper) is a well respected man who has just married Amy (Kelly) and is looking at a comfortable future when he is told that an evil man he put away years ago is heading into town for revenge, and will arrive on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)