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Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Whisper of the Heart 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 often overlooked teen drama Whisper Of The Heart.… Continue reading Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Whisper of the Heart on ScreenMayhem.com

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Biography Of The Month- Lana: The Lives and Loves Of Lana Turner by Jane Ellen Wayne

Jane Ellen Wayne's book, Lana: The Lives and Loves of Lana Turner is a slim volume. It's amazing that a woman whose life was lived so large and so passionately, and whose life was also so fascinating, should be given only a small book. There is a biography written by her daughter Cheryl, but I… Continue reading Biography Of The Month- Lana: The Lives and Loves Of Lana Turner by Jane Ellen Wayne

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Brian Cox Director: Wes Anderson Wes Anderson films always have a vintagey, nostalgic feel, and this is present here, though it becomes more developed in his later films. This was his second film, the first being Bottle Rocket, both of which are co-written with Owen Wilson, who often… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ice Storm (1997)

Starring: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Tobey Maguire, Adam Hann-Byrd Director: Ang Lee A portrait of suburban life in the 70's, two families fates intertwine on the eve of a huge ice storm in Connecticut. Infidelity, casual sex, and drugs are all explored, as two middle class neighboring couples and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ice Storm (1997)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Splendor In The Grass (1961)

Starring: Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood, Pat Hingle, Barbara Loden Director: Elia Kazan Kansas, 1928. Deanie (Wood) and Bud (Beatty) are two teens madly in love. He's a football champ and she's a darling good girl, and they plan on marrying each other some day. But outside pressures start to break in. First of all, social… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Splendor In The Grass (1961)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall Director: Ernst Lubitsch A young thief and a con man meet in Venice, and catching each other out in their crimes, fall in love. They're perfect for each other. But when they meet a wealthy heiress and decide to grift her out of her fortune, the con man… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Film Reviews

Wilson (2017)

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Isabella Amara Director: Craig Johnson A misanthropic man called Wilson is finds himself longing for connection but unable to get out of his own way, til his wife mentions that they have a kid he didn’t know about and he sets out to meet his teenage daughter who… Continue reading Wilson (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Age Of Innocence (1993)

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Miriam Margoyles Director: Martin Scorsese Sometimes it really blows my mind how diverse Martin Scorsese is as a director. From The Aviator to Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, he seems to be able to take on anything. Here, he directs an Edith Wharton adaptation set in the upper… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Age Of Innocence (1993)

Film Reviews

The Beguiled (2017)

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning Director: Sofia Coppola In Virginia during the American Civil War, a young girl finds a wounded Union soldier and takes him back to the school where she is living with two teachers and a few remaining students. His presence effects the school in different ways, and… Continue reading The Beguiled (2017)

Film Reviews

The House (2017)

Starring: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas Director: Andrew Jay Cohen When the corrupt local government takes away their daughter’s college scholarship, Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Poehler) start an illegal casino in their friends (Mantzoukas) house to make up the money they need fast. But soon they’re dealing with local gangster heavies and… Continue reading The House (2017)