Film Reviews

Hallowe’en Flicks: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Starring: Madison Iseman, Mckenna Grace, Katie Sarife, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson Director: Gary Dauberman Ed and Lorraine Warren bring Annabelle home and lock her in a cabinet which is sealed by a priest. She's all locked up, what could go wrong? When they go away overnight, their daughter Judy (Grace) is left in the care… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp Director: D. W. Griffith Full of youthful idealism, a young Buddhist (Barthelmess) leaves China for London, hoping to convert people to his peaceful religion. But life in Limehouse, one of the poorer parts of the city, leaves him disillusioned and he starts to smoke opium. When he sees… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)

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Hallowe’en Flicks: Child’s Play (2019)

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hammil, Tim Matheson Director: Lars Klevberg Starting over in a new place, 13 year old Andy has trouble making new friends and fitting in, so his mother brings him home a Buddi doll from her work which was returned because it was defective. Andy names his doll Chucky, and this being… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Child’s Play (2019)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)

Starring: James Spader, Andie McDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo Director: Steven Soderbergh Ann (McDowell) is struggling to understand relationships and sex and goes to see a therapist. While she avoids sex with her husband John (Gallagher), a successful lawyer, he is sleeping with her sister Cynthia (San Giacomo) who resents her older sister. When… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Red River (1948)

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru Director: Howard Hawks A forecful man, Dunson (Wayne) heads to Texas with his bull, determined to make it. Unfraid to make tough decisions, he leaves behind his one true love who is killed in an Indian raid. Nevertheless, he pushes on, picking up a traumatised boy,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Red River (1948)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame Director: Vincente Minnelli Johnathan Sheilds (Douglas) is a movie producer who has no scruples about using people to make it big. But his behaviour has alienated three people who he now needs to make a career making film. An actress, a writer and a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Freaks (1932)

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Director: Tod Browning A beautiful but cold hearted trapeze artist gets way more than she bargains for when she and her strongman lover conspire to seduce the leader of the circus freakshow for his money. This film is really unusual. It was made before the production code, which… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Freaks (1932)

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Australian Movie Month: Storm Boy (1976)

Starring: Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Greg Rowe Director: Henri Safran Mike (Rowe) lives with his recluse father, Hideaway Tom (Cummins) in a remote coastal area of Australia. Lonely and uneducated, he helps his father and adventures by the ocean until one day he stumbles across Fingerbone (Gulpilil), an Indigenous Australian who has been outcast by… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Storm Boy (1976)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison Director: Alexander Mackendrick JJ Hunsecker (Lancaster) is a big shot columnist who can make or break careers, and his power has gone to his head. Annoyed that his younger sister (Harrison) who he takes care of, has fallen in love with a jazz singer, he decides to manipulate… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

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Australian Movie Month: Shine (1996)

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud Director: Scott Hicks As a child, David Helfgott's father pushes him to be a child piano prodigy, but his strict and controlling nature pushes David til he breaks. While he's expected to be a wonder, he's also not allowed by hos father to leave home and… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Shine (1996)