Starring: Ian Ogilvy, Billy Murray, Christopher Ellison, Tony Denham, Julian Glover, Lysette Anthony, Patrick Bergin, Director: Sacha Bennett British Gangster films are really becoming their own b-list genre, a kind of self indulgent offshoot of more mature films. Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels made the London underbelly feel fresh, the local con… Continue reading Preview: We Still Steal The Old Way (2017)
I don't normally review short films on my blog, mostly because you as the reader may not be able to find these films to watch yourselves, but when April Kelley of MiniProductions (miniproductions.co.uk) got in touch and asked me, I thought, well why not? Read on for more about Bafta Longlisted drama Edith and Annie… Continue reading Short Film: April Kelley of MiniProductions with ‘Edith’ and ‘Annie Waits’.
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen Director: Alexander Payne Jack (Church) and Miles (Giamatti), reaching middle age and facing their failed potential, decide on a boys weekend away in California wine country, ahead of Jacks wedding. On the trip they plan on drinking wine and relaxing, but each finds himself facing a future… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Sideways (2004)
Starring: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger My first exposure to this film was when i was 5. There was a little girl at my primary school who was obsessed with this film, and I think we thought it was just about ballet and the costumes, and that was cool with… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Red Shoes (1948)
Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring Director: David Lynch Following a car wreck, a woman wanders lost and amnesiac until she is taken in by a friendly, aspiring actress, and they try to piece together what happened. At least, I think that's what this film is about... It's strange, dreamlike and surreal, and the ending has… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Mulholland Drive (2001)
Starring: Tracy Camila Johns, Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell Director: Spike Lee No one makes films like Spike Lee anymore. Which is a real shame. Here he takes on female sexuality in a film that was rated R at the time. Nola Darling (Johns) is a beautiful woman, who knows who… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black Director: Bob Rafelson Robert (Nicholson) works on doing odd jobs, roving from bars, his home with his girlfriend Rayette (Black) and the beds of other women, never settling anywhere, til his sister lets him know that his father is dying. With his girlfriend tagging along, he heads back to his… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Five Easy Peices (1970)
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser Director: Barry Levinson Baltimore 1959: a group of friends contemplate their futures and the nature of growing up over several conversations in their favourite diner hangout, as one of their number questions whether to get married. It's painful to watch.… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Film: Diner (1982)