Film Reviews

Certain Women (2016)

Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern Director: Kelly Reichardt I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this film, because reports all had it as being a very slow drama. I'm OK with slow, but not so much with very slow. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's the story of three women in small town America,… Continue reading Certain Women (2016)

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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)

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105 Must See Films: Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty Director: Mira Nair Vibrant and large, Monsoon Wedding is the story of the events leading up to and surrounding an arranged marriage in a middle class family in India. It has a little bit of everything: romance, drama, family secrets, tears and laughter. There's quite a large cast… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Film Reviews

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Director: Tom Ford Some people said that it was crazy that Tom Ford, the fashion designer and makeup mogul, wanted to make films too. And then he made A Single Man, and everyone sat up and took notice. Here he… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Film Reviews

The Girl On The Train (2016)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson Director: Tate Taylor Three women who all have issues around babies, find themselves linked when Rachel (Blunt), an obsessive and alcoholic, thinks she might be involved in a missing persons case. Rachel is unable to have children, which drove her to drinking and drove her husband into the… Continue reading The Girl On The Train (2016)

Film Reviews

Preview: Fences (2016)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson Director: Denzel Washington 1950's America. Troy Maxson (Washington) is a working class man, who, according to IMDB is a man trying to raise his family and come to terms with the events of his life. Viola Davis plays his wife, Rose. This is a fairly good description of… Continue reading Preview: Fences (2016)

Film Reviews

The Infiltrator (2016)

Starring: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt Director: Brad Furman Bryan Cranston in a film about drug dealing and money laundering... Well, you could certainly do a lot worse. It's lovely to see Cranston's career doing so well, he's a varied actor, and is able to show a dangerous and a tender side… Continue reading The Infiltrator (2016)

Film Reviews

Preview: Loving (2016)

Starring: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton Director: Jeff Nichols Although often very different in subject matter, Jeff Nichols films always have this exploration of humanity and love that I really like. Midnight Special was science fiction, but it was also about a man protecting his family, a man in extraordinary circumstances. In Take Shelter,… Continue reading Preview: Loving (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates Director: David Lynch Black and white masterpiece from the man that would later bring us odd gems like Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, this is David Lynch. Although there can be much debate about what this film is about thematically, narratively, the film follows Henry (Nance)… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Sideways (2004)

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen Director: Alexander Payne Jack (Church) and Miles (Giamatti), reaching middle age and facing their failed potential, decide on a boys weekend away in California wine country, ahead of Jacks wedding. On the trip they plan on drinking wine and relaxing, but each finds himself facing a future… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Sideways (2004)