Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Brainstorm (1983)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher Director: Douglas Trumbull A technology that allows you to experience other people's minds and memories, and the governments plan to shut it down and weaponise it! This is delightful 80's futurism, but it more famous for being Natalie Wood's last film. Find out more about this film and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Brainstorm (1983)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Repulsion (1965)

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: Repulsion (1965)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Checkov Director: Alfred Hitchcock Dr Constance Petersen (Bergman) is an ambitious and logical woman, but when a new doctor (Peck) arrives at the asylum she works at she finds herself thawing out and falling for him. But the doctor is not who he thinks he is. He turns out… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Spellbound (1945)

Film Reviews

Incident In Ghostland (2018)

Starring: Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer, Anastasia Phillips Director: Pascal Laugier A mother and her two teen daughters head to a spooky, doll and taxidermy infested house in the middle of nowhere that they've just inherited. But on their first night in the house, a terrifying home invasion takes place that changes their lives forever. 16… Continue reading Incident In Ghostland (2018)

Film Reviews

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)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains Director: Irving Rapper In this sparkling melodrama, Bette Davis is Charlotte Vale, youngest daughter of a Boston matriarch who rules with an iron fist. Never allowed to blossom, Charlotte lives at home as a spinster, serving her mother til the strain causes a depression. Taken to stay in… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Klute (1971)

Starring: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland Director: Alan J Pakula When a man goes missing, a small town detective gets on the case to track him down, but his only lead is a prostitute in New York. Things soon get complicated as there is more to the case than meets the eye: a possible conspiracy, and… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Klute (1971)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis Director: Mike Nichols An aging couple engage in emotional games with a younger couple who are knew to the university where they work. Taylor and Burton, whose real life relationship was famously well known at the time, play the central couple, George and Martha, whose true… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

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105 Must See Movies: Ordinary People (1980)

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch Director:Robert Redford Directorial debut for Robert Redford, this film cleaned up at the Oscars that year, and with good reason. A subtle drama involving a family struggling to cope with the loss of their eldest boy through an accident. The mother is trying to maintain… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Ordinary People (1980)