Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Wang Zuxian Director: Siu-Tung Ching When a hapless young tax collector wanders into town, no one will give him shelter and he's forced to take refuge in a haunted temple. There he meets a misanthropic Taoist warrior and a beautiful girl, who harbours a deadly secret: she is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

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Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons Director: Justin Kurzel Game adaptations are always a gamble for the movie goer. They so often are less exciting than the material they base themselves on. If you love the game their based on, they can bastardise the things you love about the game, and if you've never… Continue reading Assassin’s Creed (2016)

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105 Must See Films: The King’s Speech (2010)

Starring: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter, Geoffrey Rush Director: Tom Hooper In this true story,  the prince becomes King George (Firth) unexpectedly when his brother abdicates to marry the woman he loves. With the kingdom thrust upon him, his stutter means that he is painfully shy, and he must learn to overcome his bashfulness in order… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The King’s Speech (2010)

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Preview: Hidden Figures (2016)

Starring: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirstin Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge. Director: Theodore Melfi I love movies, but rarely do they truly move me. I'm not easily impressed, in that sense, even though I enjoy a wide variety of them. But this film really got to me. I… Continue reading Preview: Hidden Figures (2016)

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105 Must See Films: Patton (1970)

Starring: George C Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young Director: Franklin J Schaffner In this film, co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, and spread over almost three hours, tells the story of the famous general Patton, from his time in Tunisia to the Battle of the Bulge in WW2, to his dismissal. Sometimes called the definitive biopic… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Patton (1970)

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Preview: Ben Hur (2016)

Starring: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman Director: Timur Bekmambetov Not entirely sure why this particular story needed a remake, but with the burgeoning success of biblical and Christian films in America, there is perhaps a market for it. And if you don't mind the kinds of historical inaccuracies that tend to make dumb action… Continue reading Preview: Ben Hur (2016)

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105 Must See Films: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, David Gulpilil Director: Phillip Noyce Perhaps better known for action and thriller pics, like Clear and Present Danger for example, Noyce here turned his attention to Australian history and something that for a long time was a bit of a dirty secret: the stolen… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

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105 Must See Films: Lincoln (2012)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Director: Steven Spielberg, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt With a huge cast, and it's wonderful evocation of a bygone era, Lincoln focuses on the beloved president at a point during the American Civil War when both sides were looking for peace and an end to suffering, but the bill that would… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Lincoln (2012)

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Preview: The Witch (2016)

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Director: Robert Eggers In 1630s New England, a man and his family leave their community to live a more pious life and be closer to God. But when their baby goes missing on their eldest daughters watch, the family starts to question if their is an… Continue reading Preview: The Witch (2016)

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The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)

In the 1700's, three native men come to the aid of two daughters of a colonel when they get caught in the crossfire of the war between the French and the British armies.   Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Director: Michael Mann Those of you who know Michael Mann's work as a director will know… Continue reading The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)