Film Reviews

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 Watchlist 2018

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)

Film Reviews

Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson Director: Wes Anderson When a dogs are infected with a virus in Japan, they are exiled to an island and must survive in their own. But Atari, the ward of the mayor of Japan, wants his… Continue reading Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Film Reviews

Preview: The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2017)

Starring: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Tommy Flanagan Director: Jared Moshe In their youth, four men rode the West, raised Hell, fought bad guys, and became heroes. Now in their golden years, Tom (Flanagan) has become a US Marshall, James (Caviezel) has become Governor, and Eddie (Fonda) has retired to a ranch,… Continue reading Preview: The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2017)

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Preview: Blockers (2018)

Starring: John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon Director: Kay Cannon In suburban America, John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz star as the parents of three teen girls who are best friends and who have grown up together. On the night of their prom, the parents discover that the… Continue reading Preview: Blockers (2018)

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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

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Beau Bridges Director: Hany Abu-Assad The day before Alex (Winslet) is due to get married and Ben (Elba) is to perform vital surgery, they find themselves stranded in an airport when all flights are cancelled. Desperate to get back, the two strangers decide to charter a small plane. But when… Continue reading The Mountain Between Us (2017)

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Home Again (2017)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Alice (Witherspoon) is an almost divorced single mother, and the daughter of a famous film maker. When she winds up allowing three young men to move in (Alexander, Wolff and Rudnitsky) she finds her life turned upside down, and… Continue reading Home Again (2017)

Film Reviews

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Allison Brie Director: James Franco Back in the early 2000's, a man called Tommy Wiseau made a film called The Room. It's one of the weirdest, worst films ever. And yet... it's so bad that it's incredibly entertaining. It's reached cult status over the years, and has regularly… Continue reading The Disaster Artist (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Brian Cox Director: Wes Anderson Wes Anderson films always have a vintagey, nostalgic feel, and this is present here, though it becomes more developed in his later films. This was his second film, the first being Bottle Rocket, both of which are co-written with Owen Wilson, who often… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)