Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Director: Gordon Parks Credited as being the film that started the craze for 70's blaxploitation films, Shaft is about a black private eye as cool as he is efficient. John Shaft (Roundtree) is tasked with finding the kidnapped daughter of a black drug dealer, but soon finds that… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Starring: Edward G Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Glenda Farrell Director: Mervyn LeRoy The 30’s and the Great Depression… And a really interesting time in movies. Film censorship hadn’t been invented yet (what would first be the Production Code, rules about what you could show in movies, would later give way to certificates about what ages… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Angelica Huston, Robert Loggia Director: John Huston In this dark comedy about doomed romance, Jack Nicholson stars as a hitman for the Prizzi family, big wigs in the organised crime game. But when he meets a beautiful blonde at a family wedding, things start to go wrong. She's a hitman… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Film Reviews

Live By Night (2016)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana Director: Ben Affleck Sometimes I feel like people like to engage in a little Ben Affleck bashing. Perhaps when someone is as successful as he is, there's a sense of tall poppy syndrome, cutting down someone hoping to see them fail. The huge outcry… Continue reading Live By Night (2016)

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105 Must See Films: King Of New York (1990)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Director: Abel Ferrara A drug dealing king pin is released from prison, and starts to take back his empire in New York, giving away a lot of the money to help the poor and keep an important hospital open. But not everyone is happy with his return, and he has to face… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: King Of New York (1990)

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Triple 9 (2016)

Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet Director: John Hillcoat An entertaining action flick, where right and wrong feel like murky concepts, Triple 9 follows a group of robbers, some of whom are corrupt police. When they complete a job foisted on them by a gang who… Continue reading Triple 9 (2016)

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Black Mass (2015)

The true crime story of the South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, who used the FBI to expand his turf by informing on the local Italian mafia.Β  Starring: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon. Director: Scott Cooper A long overdue return to form for Johnny Depp, and possibly the best gangster film of the… Continue reading Black Mass (2015)