Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

Starring: John Wayne, Clair Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Louise Platt, Director: John Ford A group of very different strangers are travelling in a stage coach, when they find out that they're about to pass through dangerous territory. They decide to go on together, and in the process of facing danger learn that those who… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

  Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell Director: Wim Wenders Set against the untamed, dry landscape of Texas, and scored by the strains of the slide guitar, Paris, Texas is a quintessential film about America, made by a foreigner. A man wanders out of the desert, dusty and silent, and walks back into… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen Director: Sidney Lumet Sonny (Pacino) and Sal (Cazale) are two desperate men who have decided to rob a bank in the heat of a 70's Summer in Brooklyn, to pay for a sex change operation for Sonny's partner. But from the start, things go wrong: one of their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Angel Face (1953)

Starring: Jean Simmons, Robert Mitchum, Mona Freeman Director: Otto Preminger Frank Jessup (Mitchum) bites off more than he can chew when he meets the beautiful and wealthy Diane Tremayne (Simmons). Charmed by her innocent face, he's convinced to work as her families chauffeur, with the deal being that she'll arrange an investment for him so… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Angel Face (1953)

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)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson Director: George Cukor There have been several versions of A Star Is Born, and there's set to be another one out this year. There's something about the story of the meteoric rise of the starlet while her famous love and mentor takes a massive fall that's so dark… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

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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Black Panther (2018)

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Director: Ryan Coogler Prince T'Challa (Boseman) is called home to Wakanda following his beloved father's death. As he comes to terms with being king there, and whether his country should show it's true… Continue reading Black Panther (2018)

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Podcast: Studio Ghibli and When Marnie Was There on ScreenMayhem.com

Let's Get Stuck Into... is a podcast from ScreenMayhem.com which focuses on sets of five films from different influential film personalities and masters of cinema. It's a really fascinating and fun podcast, and I had a really great time recording this one, about Studio Ghibli and the warm and mysterious story of When Marnie Was… Continue reading Podcast: Studio Ghibli and When Marnie Was There on ScreenMayhem.com

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Lady Bird (2017)

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges Director: Greta Gerwig In 2002, a teen (Ronan) who prefers to be called Lady Bird is in the last year of High School, and struggling with her identity and her future. While she is highly creative and intelligent, she doesn't have the best grades,… Continue reading Lady Bird (2017)