Film Reviews

Lady Macbeth (2016)

Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, Christopher Fairbank Director: William Oldroyd Based on a Russian novel, this film is set in rural Britain during the Victorian Era, where Katherine (Pugh) is sent to be married to a much older man (Hilton). Her life is repressive even for this time, and her husband… Continue reading Lady Macbeth (2016)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane Director: Orson Welles Michael O'Hara (Welles, with a dinky Irish accent) is a cynical seaman who helps out a beautiful ice blonde in distress one night (Hayworth), as he takes her home to safety, she offers him a job on board her husbands yacht, and a strange game… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Don’t Look Now (1973)

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania Director: Nicolas Roeg John (Sutherland) and Laura (Christie) Baxter are struggling to deal with the accidental death of their young daughter, and take up restoration work in Venice, Italy, to try to move on. Laura seems to be unable to cope very well until two older… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Don’t Look Now (1973)

Film Reviews

The Limehouse Golem (2016)

Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Boothe Director: Juan Carlos Medina In Victorian London, a woman (Cooke) stands accused of her husband's murder, but the crime may be part of a spate of vicious killings attributed to the killer known as the Limehouse Golem. Can Detective Kildare (Nighy) clear the accused and solve the murders?… Continue reading The Limehouse Golem (2016)

Film Reviews

1408 (2007)

Starring: John Cusak, Samuel L Jackson, Director: Mikael Hafstrom Mike Enslin (Cusak) is a popular writer of books about haunted places. He goes, visits, and sarcastically debunks them. When an anonymous suggestion to visit a particular hotel room reaches him, Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel, he decides to check it out. But the hotel… Continue reading 1408 (2007)

Film Reviews

Preview: It (2017)

Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Leiberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton Director: Andy Muschietti Stephen King's books are a perennial source of movie adaptations, but for every wonderful adaptation there are several lackluster or downright laughable ones. It was hard to know which way the… Continue reading Preview: It (2017)

Film Reviews

Death Note (2017)

Starring: Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe Director: Adam Wingard Light Turner (Wolff) is a regular high school kid, til one day a book lands out of the sky and falls in his lap. It's the Death Note book, and if you write a name on it's pages that person will die. You… Continue reading Death Note (2017)

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The Transfiguration (2016)

Starring: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine Director: Michael O'Shea Milo is a quiet, anti-social teen who is obsessed with vampire lore. He lives in a crappy apartment block where he's bullied by the local thugs and lives with his ex-military brother, who spends most of his time watching TV. His parents are both dead. But Milo's… Continue reading The Transfiguration (2016)

Film Reviews

Waxwork (1988)

Starring: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Jennifer Bassey Director: Anthony Hickox Vestron films were well known during the late 80's for their genre horror flicks, and later for their release and distribution of Dirty Dancing. One of their best worst films was Waxwork from 1988. In fine comedy horror 80's style, it's got a cheesey feel… Continue reading Waxwork (1988)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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)