Classic Movies 2021

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: The Return Of Doctor X (1939)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Morgan, John Litel, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris Director: Vincent Sherman A fun, short and slightly obscure one this week. The Return of Doctor X is a B movie with a dark premise: a reporter and his friend, a doctor, investigate some odd murder cases that have occured. The victims were found… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Return Of Doctor X (1939)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Someones Watching Me (1978)

In Stephen King’s book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It’s a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there’s a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Someones Watching Me (1978)

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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: Shock Corridor (1963)

Starring: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari Rhodes Director: Samuel Fuller A 60's era exploitation B movie that's full of hysteria and excellent camera work, this film purports to lift the lid on the insane asylums of America with the story of a journalist undercover in a mental institution to solve a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)

Film Reviews, Hallowe'en and Horror

Invisible Man (2020)

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid Director: Leigh Whannell Cecilia (Moss) manages to leave her controlling, abusive boyfriend, but because she knows he won't let her go, she hides in the house of James (Hodge), a policeman who lives with his teenage daughter. When Cecilia's husband commits suicide, everyone thinks… Continue reading Invisible Man (2020)

Film Reviews

Hallowe’en Flicks: The Burbs (1989)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman Director: Joe Dante Ray (Hanks) is a stressed out man who just needs a break, but when the Klopek's move in next door, his crazy and nosy neighbours are sure that there's something very weird about them. When a local man goes missing and weird sounds… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: The Burbs (1989)

Film Reviews

Hallowe’en Flicks: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Starring: Madison Iseman, Mckenna Grace, Katie Sarife, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson Director: Gary Dauberman Ed and Lorraine Warren bring Annabelle home and lock her in a cabinet which is sealed by a priest. She's all locked up, what could go wrong? When they go away overnight, their daughter Judy (Grace) is left in the care… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

australian films, Film Reviews

Australian Movie Month: Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

Starring: Anne-Louise Lambert, Karen Robson, Margaret Nelson, Rachel Roberts, Helen Morse, John Jarrett, Jacki Weaver Director: Peter Weir At an upper class girls school in 1900, the young students head out for a Valentine's Day picnic near the local geological landmark Hanging Rock, and are warned not to get too close to the rock. Mysteriously,… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)