Film Reviews

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)

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Film Reviews

20th Century Women (2016)

Starring: Annette Benning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup Director: Mike Mills Southern California in 1979, Jamie (Zumann) is a teenager whose mother (Benning) becomes worried about him not having a father influence, and enlists his best friend (Fanning), their cancer recovering artist lodger (Gerwig) to help him understand life. Along for… Continue reading 20th Century Women (2016)

Film Reviews

Con Air (1997)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusak, John Malkovich, Danny Trejo, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Dave Chappelle, Monica Potter Director: Simon West Cameron Poe (Cage) is a Us Ranger, but when he accidentally kills someone in a bar fight, he’s sent to prison, where he keeps his head down and thinks only of serving his time and… Continue reading Con Air (1997)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains Director: Frank Capra Jefferson Smith (Stewart) is a simple, honest man, who is put forward as a senator in Washington. But Washington is no place for a man with ideals. Thinking that they have a easy to manipulate, country boy on their hands, the other senators find themselves… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Film Reviews

Preview: The Bleeder (AKA Chuck) (2016)

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Noami Watts, Elizabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Michael Rapaport Director: Philippe Falardeau Back in 1975 in New Jersey, a liquor salesman with a modest fighting career was pitted against the great Muhammed Ali. But he was a man with his own inner demons to fight... Sound familiar? It's the story of Chuck Wepner,… Continue reading Preview: The Bleeder (AKA Chuck) (2016)

Film Reviews

Colossal (2016)

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell Director: Nacho Vigalondo Gloria (Hathaway) is a barely functioning alcoholic and sometime writer who lives with her handsome British boyfriend in New York. When he tires of her behavior, he kicks her out, she decides to move back to her old home town to try to get herself… Continue reading Colossal (2016)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Slacker (1991)

Starring: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey Director: Richard Linklater Writer/Director Richard Linklaters second film, it depicts one day in Austin, Texas, following a bunch of 90's space cadets around town as they spout diatribes about JFK assassinations, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, and discuss a jar that may contain Madonna's pap smear. You… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Slacker (1991)

Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is one of my favourite actresses from Hollywood's so called Golden Age. A beautiful actress, she starred as a knowing femme fatale in films like The Big Sleep and Key Largo, and went on to do more comedic roles in films like How To Marry A Millionaire. Her relationship with husband Humphrey Bogart… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Film Reviews, Persons Of Interest

Fable Forest Films: I Was A Greenhouse and Bickerman’s Grove

If you're into movie podcasts or independent films, you may have already heard of Fable Forest Films (thefableforest.com). They're a group of indie film makers from Waterloo in ON, Canada, and they also host a really interesting podcast about film making called First Frames First. I wanted to share some of their work with you,… Continue reading Fable Forest Films: I Was A Greenhouse and Bickerman’s Grove

Film Reviews

Sci-Fi London Film Festival: Unspeakable Horrors – The Plan 9 Conspiracy – Review

One of my friends is an actor, and as someone who has to face rejection in auditions on a daily basis, he has moments when he has to deal with thoughts about not being good enough and what success really means, and self esteem crushing things of that nature. His big trick for getting through those dark feelings of not being good enough, he always says, is to watch Ed Wood.

Ed Wood was an American writer/director who was most active in the 50’s and 60’s, and his film Plan 9 from Outer Space, a film about aliens coming to Earth and reanimating the dead in order to take over the planet, is credited as being the worst film ever made. But his sheer enthusiasm for films and film making, his ability to keep on creating and motivating other people to pay for his films, or agree to star…

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