Starring: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari Rhodes Director: Samuel Fuller A 60's era exploitation B movie that's full of hysteria and excellent camera work, this film purports to lift the lid on the insane asylums of America with the story of a journalist undercover in a mental institution to solve a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)
Starring: William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, Joan Cusak, Jack Nicholson Director: JL Brooks Structured around a love triange between an intense news producer, her best friend who is in love with her, and the new news anchor that she loves, this film is a witty look into the world of broadcast news and the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broadcast News (1987)
Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon Director: James Bridges The China Sydrome is a metaphorical term used to describe the idea that if there was a nuclear meltdown at a power plant, the reactor would burn through the earth all the way to China. As you can see from the poster above, it wasn't… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The China Syndrome (1979)
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson Director: Steven Spielberg The concept of freedom of the press and a sense of political accountability is such a hot button topic lately. So is the role of women moving into positions of power. This film looks at both of these things, in a film that puts Meryl… Continue reading The Post (2017)
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur Director: Billy Wilder Chuck Tatum (Douglas) is a cynical, big city reporter who finds himself covering tiny, small town stories in an Albuquerque town. Depressed and angry, he's not a popular man in his office. But when he finds a man trapped down a mine, he decides to… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: The Ace In The Hole (1951)
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia Director: Antonio Campos In 1970's Florida, Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall) a broadcast news journalist, shot herself on live TV. This film shows the events leading up to her tragic decision. Christine was a woman struggling with depression, isolation and her need to succeed as a… Continue reading Preview: Christine (2016) with Q&A with star Rebecca Hall.
So as you all know, I've been kinda busy watching films and writing about them all, but what you don't know is that I now also write for a great movie website called Screenjabber as well. I work with some great people with excellent journalistic experience from The Guardian and The Telegraph, which is for… Continue reading What’s new with you? Check out Screenjabber