Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack Director: Mervyn Leroy In this week's classic movie, a mother starts to wonder if there is something sinister and deeply wrong with her angelic looking blonde daughter. Rhoda has become one of cinema's most famous and chilling horror children, chilling generations of viewers. Join me for this weeks review of… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

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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)

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The Neon Demon (2016)

Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman Director: Nicolas Winding Refn When 16 year old Jessie (Fanning) moves to LA and takes up a modelling career, she finds that her fresh faced natural beauty draws the jealous eyes of the models that both hate her and want… Continue reading The Neon Demon (2016)

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Split (2016)

Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley Director: M Night Shyamalan M Night Shyamalan hates critics. He doesn't understand why they are so mean to him, and how they can't see that he's a genius. They must be jealous of him. Yes, that must be the problem... Personally, I try… Continue reading Split (2016)

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105 Must See Films: Cat People (1942)

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith Director:  Jacques Tourneur A beautiful young Serbian woman is wooed by a man, but must resist, because she fears that when aroused by her emotions she will turn into a killer panther... Well, that's the idea anyway. What actually happens in this film is a lot sadder. Opening… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Cat People (1942)

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Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark Director: Roy Baker After reading a biography of Monroe recently, I read about this film, made before she was a big star. It interested me because Marilyn plays an unhinged babysitter in a psychological thriller, which is so against type. Back in the day, Marilyn's studio knew that she was… Continue reading Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)

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The Invitation (2015)

Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy Blanchard Directed By: Karyn Kusama If you've ever been to one of those dinner parties where you felt the need to drink your way through someone's spiel about yoga or becoming vegan, then this is the film for you. Will and his new girlfriend are invited to a dinner… Continue reading The Invitation (2015)

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105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford Director: Robert Aldrich Baby Jane (Davis) had been a huge child star, but when her sister Blanche's (Crawford) rising career eclipses hers as they grow up she is wracked with jealousy and anger. One night Jane drunkenly hits her sister with a car, crippling her and ending her career. Caring… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

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105 Must See Movies: Gaslight (1944)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotton, Angela Lansbury. Director: George Cukor Tense and well paced psychological thriller about the orphaned niece of a famous singer who marries a man after only knowing him for two weeks, and finds herself slowly going mad in the house that her aunt was murdered in. But is she… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Gaslight (1944)