australian films

Australian Movie Month: Wake In Fright (1971)

Starring: Donald Pleasance, Gary Bond, Chips Refferty, Jack Thompson Director: Ted Kotcheff A teacher in a rural Australian town finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere after he gambles away his money. He falls in with the locals and soon finds himself degenerating to their level as the Outback makes savages of everyone.... It's… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Wake In Fright (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Director: Don Siegel The original classic horror story about the slow replacement of people with pod people.... emotionless, alien clones of their real selves. While it spawned a popular remake in the 70's, and several other remakes besides, we look at the original adaptation in all it's black and white,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

Cinema History

Cinema History: What is “Box Office Poison”?

Something slightly different this week. Covering an interesting and much mentioned piece of cinema history. We often talk about an actor or film being Box Office Poison, but what does this mean and where did this start? Watch below to find out. And while you're there, like and subscribe. https://youtu.be/fpCRqsiNCJw

Film Reviews

Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer Director: Rian Johnson When wealthy mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat cut after a family gathering, the police investigation is joined by famous eccentric detective Benoit Blanc (Craig). While all… Continue reading Knives Out (2019)

Film Reviews

Bloodshot (2020)

Starring: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris Director: Dave Wilson When brought back from the dead, Ray Garrison (Diesel) has had his body improved by a scientist (Pearce), and finds himself in a facility with other soldiers like him. At first he can't remember anything, but then the memory of his… Continue reading Bloodshot (2020)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Starring: Jane Powell, Howard Keel Director: Stanley Donen When is it OK to kidnap a bunch of women from the nearest town and keep them captive for the Winter until they love you? In a lively musical, of course. Well, actually it's never OK. Click below for my review of this odd but toe tapping… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Servant (1963)

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Wendy Craig Director: Joseph Losey A man hires a servant. The servant has plans of his own. A creepy, fascinating plot with homoerotic overtones, this is a UK cinematic classic. Watch below to find out more about this film. https://youtu.be/T7NANEbb-2A

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Rebecca (1940)

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Director: Alfred Hitchcock A naive girl finds she's bitten off more than she can chew when she marries a man whose previous wife died under mysterious circumstances. It seems that no one can forget the beautiful Rebecca... One of Hitchcock's best and his first Hollywood film, watch below for the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rebecca (1940)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians Director: Max Ophuls Vienna 1900, a young girl (Joan Fontaine) falls in love with an older man when she hears his beautiful music, but while the course of her life is changed forever by her love, he will barely know she's alive. The film opens with Stefan (Louis… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Starring: Roger Livesy, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook Director: Powell and Pressburger An epic of war, friendship, romance and historical upheaval. The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp is a 40's era saga of a British general who has outlived his usefulness, when there is no longer honour in war. Full review below https://youtu.be/Cjx4vCKIdLA