Film Reviews

Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff Director: James Whale "It's ALIVE!" This is THE horror film, 1001 Movies You Must See calls it "the single most important horror film ever made". It's a well known story now. Dr Frankenstein has become obsessed with creating life, and robs graves to find the parts he needs,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn Director: Robert Wise After the slick horror films of recent years, this film feels like a creeping, insidious thriller, a throwback to another time, and relies on story and character for chills as much as unsettling visuals. This film is based on the classic book The… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

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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)

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Talking Stars Podcast: Aliens Franchise Guest Starring Hermione Flavia

  You know I love movies and talking about movies, so I always like doing podcasts with different people, and well, talking about movies. This episode of Talking Stars is all about the Aliens Franchise, and has a very special guest star (It's me!). Please head over and follow these guys, and give the podcast… Continue reading Talking Stars Podcast: Aliens Franchise Guest Starring Hermione Flavia

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Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy Director: Nicholas Ray Any Bogart film deserves a place on a must watch or classic movies list. He's one of my all-time favourite actors. He often played characters who had more than a hint of the amoral, but were also good guys, think Rick Blaine in Casablanca, a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn Director: Preston Sturges A family of grifters on a cruise ship meet their mark in the person of “Hopsie” Pike (Fonda), a wealthy heir to an ale fortune and a snake enthusiast. Whilst the daughter, Jean (Stanwyck) starts to seduce him, all appears to go well, until he… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

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Classic Film Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray Director: Robert Wise A flying saucer comes to Earth and lands, setting the world on it's head. What does it want? Why is it here? From it emerges a humanoid alien in a suit, which the US army shots at. Then a 7ft robot… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Slacker (1991)

Starring: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey Director: Richard Linklater Writer/Director Richard Linklaters second film, it depicts one day in Austin, Texas, following a bunch of 90's space cadets around town as they spout diatribes about JFK assassinations, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, and discuss a jar that may contain Madonna's pap smear. You… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Slacker (1991)

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Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Starring: Jean Hagan, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe Director: John Huston A group of men plot the perfect crime, but it all goes wrong when they heist comes off and they start to double cross each other. Perhaps at this stage in film history it wasn't really acceptable to show criminals getting away with… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

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Classic Film Of The Week: Network (1976)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Peter Finch Director: Sidney Lumet "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" In network television, ratings rule. When you watch films like Christine (2016) or Network, you get the feeling that things were changing in the 70's and that getting people to watch… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: Network (1976)