Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Brainstorm (1983)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher Director: Douglas Trumbull A technology that allows you to experience other people's minds and memories, and the governments plan to shut it down and weaponise it! This is delightful 80's futurism, but it more famous for being Natalie Wood's last film. Find out more about this film and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Brainstorm (1983)

Classic Movies 2022

Movie Of The Week: Gun Crazy (1950)

Starring: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Director: Joseph H Lewis Also sometimes titled "Deadly Is The Female", this is a crime movie about a woman and a man who meet, fall in love, and go on a crime spree. John Dall is good in this film, but it's femme fatale Peggy Cummins who steals the show.… Continue reading Movie Of The Week: Gun Crazy (1950)

Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Baby Face (1933)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Theresa Harris, George Brent Director: Alfred E Green Lily Powers (Stanwyck) decides, after years of being exploited, to take her life into her own hands. Joined by her best friend and sometime maid (Harris), she uses her body and her brains to get to the top. But is there a place in… Continue reading Classic Movie: Baby Face (1933)

Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

Starring: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde Director: Joseph Losey Modesty Blaise is the international woman of mystery, a master thief gone straight, tasked with protecting a shipment of diamonds, in this spoof of the spy genre and cult classic caper. The fashion and design of this whole film is pure 60's fun, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

Classic Movies 2021, Hallowe'en and Horror

Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

Starring: Richard Carlson, Susan Gordon, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding Director: Bert I Gordon To round off Halloween month and spooky season, I covered this fun classic about a woman who can't accept that her man has dumped her. Not after he's planning to marry someone else. Not even after she dies.... This one is more… Continue reading Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Candyman (1992 – 2021)

I recently re- watched Candyman, a horror film from the early 90's, because I love an old horror and because I heard about the remake coming out. What I didn't realise is that this film had sequels. So, I thought it would be an interesting rabbit hole to go down, and cover as a movie… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Candyman (1992 – 2021)

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Louis Jourdan, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton Director: Alfred Hitchcock This week's classic movie is Hitchcock's last under Selznick and his studio contract. It was an uneasy partnership and is an uneven watch. A tale of a solicitor who becomes obsessed with the Paradine case and the woman accused of murder.… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

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Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

Starring: Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald, Julian Glover Director: Roy Ward Baker When a new underground station is being dug in 60's London, something that was long buried is excavated and only Quatermass, the space engineer, can stop the chaos from consuming the world. Andrew Keir is Quatermass in this film, and he's joined… Continue reading Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo Director: Michael Apted The adaptation of Loretta Lynn's bestselling memoir, Coal Miner's Daughter is brimming with music and drama. From rags to riches, Loretta was a reluctant star, pushed into the limelight by her husband, who she married at 13. It's a remarkable story, watch my review… Continue reading Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Akira (1988)

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo A startling, strange and beautiful Japanese animation film, Akira was the most expensive animation in it's country's history at the time. In a cyber punk dystopian future, an uneasy peace is disrupted by some motorcycling teens when one of them is tested on by the government in an experiment that unleashed a… Continue reading Classic Movie: Akira (1988)