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)

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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)

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Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

Richard Gere starred in this sexy 80's film as a male prostitute, working in LA who gets framed for murder, in a career starting role. It's classic 80's, and pushed the boat out for nudity, earning it's R rating at the time. With Lauren Hutton joining him, and a classic Blondie track as it's theme,… Continue reading Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

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Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

Rembrandt is a 1930's era biopic about the latter part of the artists life, with Charles Laughton starring. This film was a fun one to talk about. It features a husband and wife playing a couple on screen, which is always fun, and it also has a really interesting visual style, inspired by the artist.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

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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)

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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)

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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)

Classic Movies 2021, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jeniffer Beals Director: Robert Bierman Vampire's Kiss is a late 80's film starring Nicolas Cage as a publishing executive with issues who starts to lose his grip on reality after he thinks he's been bitten by a vampire. But that doesn't begin to really describe what this film is.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

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Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Brian Henson Director: Walter Murch Dorothy returns to Oz in this dark Disney movie. But Oz is not a technicolor musical this time. Because now it's the 80's, and all children's films are scarring. I love this film and if you want to know why and how and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)