Film Reviews

48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

Films with big budgets, big stars, action sequences and wise-cracking dialogue felt like a staple of the 80's and 90's. One of the most seminal of these was the 48 Hours films. Not only is 48 Hours the first film that Eddie Murphy starred in, but it also largely credited with being the first film… Continue reading 48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick Director: Preston Sturges John Sullivan (McCrea) is a director of comedies but longs to be taken seriously as an artistic director of dramas. His decides to stage a stunt and heads off into the world disguised as a hobo, in order to learn about how real people live.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

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Podcast Time: Tango & Cash with Cinema Bushido!

I joined the lovely guys at Cinema Bushido once again for their movie podcast Cinema Bushido. They cover action and martial arts films, in a fun, irreverent way. This time, we looked at late 80's action classic Tango & Cash, the film that paired Sylvester Stallone with Kurt Russell. If you love action and martial… Continue reading Podcast Time: Tango & Cash with Cinema Bushido!

Film Reviews

Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson Director: Wes Anderson When a dogs are infected with a virus in Japan, they are exiled to an island and must survive in their own. But Atari, the ward of the mayor of Japan, wants his… Continue reading Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Diane Wiest, Maureen O'Sullivan, Max Von Sydow, Woody Allen, Daniel Stern Director: Woody Allen From Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving, over two years, a woman's current husband falls in love with one of her sisters, while her ex husband falls for her other sister. Of course, as in… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

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Hereditary (2018)

Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff Director: Ari Aster When her mother dies, Annie (Collette) is still struggling with her past and their complicated relationship. As things start to unravel and go wrong in her family life, Annie will discover that there's a dark secret at the heart of her family. I don't… Continue reading Hereditary (2018)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Our Hospitality (1923)

Starring: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton Director: Buster Keaton, Jack Blystone The MacKay family decide to send their young child away to safety after another local family swear to kill every last member of their family. The feud is nursed for years in the Appalachian town, but little Willy Mackay grows into a young… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Our Hospitality (1923)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

  Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell Director: Wim Wenders Set against the untamed, dry landscape of Texas, and scored by the strains of the slide guitar, Paris, Texas is a quintessential film about America, made by a foreigner. A man wanders out of the desert, dusty and silent, and walks back into… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

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Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

I love doing podcast appearances and working with Damien Riley is always really fun. This time we thought we would watch and talk about Grey Gardens, the 1975 documentary about a mother and daughter who were the black sheeps of Jackie Kennedy's family, and who lived in poverty in their crumbling East Hamptons mansion called… Continue reading Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

Film Reviews

Hocus Pocus – 25th Anniversary

At the start of October, I change my black cats purple collar to an orange one with jack-o-lanterns on it, switch to pumpkin spice flavoured coffee, and start watching Halloween films. And Hocus Pocus is always on the watchlist.

A kind-of horror film for kids from the wonderful people at Disney, Hocus Pocus was a bit of a flop in cinemas, and yet somehow became a perennial favourite on video and TV. Now, it’s a Halloween cult classic, and it’s also 25 years old this year.

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In case you haven’t seen it, Hocus Pocus is the story of two teenagers and one little girl who accidentally bring back three witch sisters from the dead on Halloween Night in Salem. With the help of an immortal talking cat, they must race against time to stop the Sanderson sisters before they devour the children of the town. But that’s just the bones…

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