Film Reviews

Preview: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Starring: Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J Blige Director: John Stevenson The garden gnomes are back, in this follow up to Gnomeo and Juliet (2011). When their owners move to London, Gnomeo (McAvoy) and Juliet (Blunt) find themselves put in charge of a new garden that needs… Continue reading Preview: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien Director: Frank Tashlin You won't find many Jayne Mansfield movies in academic lists of classic films. Partly because she didn't make very many before she died in a car accident, and partly because her films are not considered very high brow. Many people felt that she was the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

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Coco (2017)

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Miguel is a little boy who dreams of being a musician. But because on of his ancestors ran away and abandoned the family, music is banned, and Miguel is on track to join the families shoe-making business. On the night of Dia… Continue reading Coco (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark Director: Nicolas Roeg When David Bowie died recently, the huge outpouring of grief was quite a beautiful thing. Imagine touching people’s lives like that, and inspiring so many people? My first experience with Bowie was in his film work, as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth, which has… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

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Baby Driver (2017)

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey Director: Edgar Wright Baby is a young man roped into working as a getaway driver for a local crime kingpin. Suffering from chronic tinnitus that is only drowned out by music, since the car accident that killed his mother, Baby… Continue reading Baby Driver (2017)

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Whiplash (2014)

Starring: Miles Teller, JK Simmons Director: Damien Chazelle A small film with a big impact, Whiplash is essentially a two hander between Miles Teller as a drummer who wants to succeed, and JK Simmons, who is a conductor who gives him a chance and pushes him to succeed. It sounds like a movie where an… Continue reading Whiplash (2014)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

Starring: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey Director: Otto Preminger A musical based on the opera by Bizet, with different words, and updated to be set in an all-black army camp, this film stars the incredible Dorothy Dandridge, one of the first black bombshells in Hollywood. This is Dandridge's film. A beautiful woman and excellent… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedland, Adam Driver Director: Joel & Ethan Coen A week in the life of Llewyn Davis (Isaac), a failing folk singer in 60's Greenwich Village, who goes from couch to couch, hoping to make it and mourning for the singing partner that he lost. Llewyn… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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La La Land (2016)

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, JK Simmons Director: Damien Chazelle Perhaps with all the things going on in the world right now, a musical is just what we need. So often, amusingly, musicals are about dark subjects, but told lightly. And I kind of like that about musicals (watch Meet Me In St. Louis again… Continue reading La La Land (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Red Shoes (1948)

Starring: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger My first exposure to this film was when i was 5. There was a little girl at my primary school who was obsessed with this film, and I think we thought it was just about ballet and the costumes, and that was cool with… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Red Shoes (1948)