Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Breaking Away (1979)

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley Director: Peter Yates Four teens have graduated from high school in Indiana, and are mooching around their university town, where everyone is either a student or associated with the university, or a cutter, that is, the working class offspring of quarry workers. Whilst none of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Breaking Away (1979)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent Director: William Wyler Created in answer to the huge film Gone With The Wind that Bette Davis missed out on starring in, this film is set in 1850's Louisiana, and has at heart a woman who knows what she wants. Julie Marsden (Davis) is the darling of her… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway Director: Tay Garnett Lana Turner stars as a blonde bombshell Cora, married to an old man who owns a diner. When Frank, John Garfield, enters their lives, looking for odd jobs, he's quite taken with her, and slowly a romance develops. But the only way they can truly… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is one of my favourite actresses from Hollywood's so called Golden Age. A beautiful actress, she starred as a knowing femme fatale in films like The Big Sleep and Key Largo, and went on to do more comedic roles in films like How To Marry A Millionaire. Her relationship with husband Humphrey Bogart… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Angelica Huston, Robert Loggia Director: John Huston In this dark comedy about doomed romance, Jack Nicholson stars as a hitman for the Prizzi family, big wigs in the organised crime game. But when he meets a beautiful blonde at a family wedding, things start to go wrong. She's a hitman… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Notorious (1946)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains Director: Alfred Hitchcock Following her father's very public disgrace for his involvement with undesirables, Alicia (Bergman) descends into a wanton life of drinking and inappropriate romantic entanglements, until she meets Devlin (Grant). She starts to fall for him, but soon finds that he is recruiting her to work… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Notorious (1946)

Film Reviews

Short Film: April Kelley of MiniProductions with ‘Edith’ and ‘Annie Waits’.

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’.

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty Director: Mira Nair Vibrant and large, Monsoon Wedding is the story of the events leading up to and surrounding an arranged marriage in a middle class family in India. It has a little bit of everything: romance, drama, family secrets, tears and laughter. There's quite a large cast… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Monsoon Wedding (2001)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: A Place In The Sun (1951)

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters Director: George Stevens George Eastman (Clift) is a poor relation who goes to work for his rich uncle. He's not immediately accepted, and has to work his way up. At which point, Alice (Winters) falls for him, and they're soon dating. But Alice is afraid that as he… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: A Place In The Sun (1951)

Film Reviews

Live By Night (2016)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana Director: Ben Affleck Sometimes I feel like people like to engage in a little Ben Affleck bashing. Perhaps when someone is as successful as he is, there's a sense of tall poppy syndrome, cutting down someone hoping to see them fail. The huge outcry… Continue reading Live By Night (2016)