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)

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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)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ghost & Mrs Muir (1947)

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Natalie Wood Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz In 1900, Lucy Muir (Tierney) is a young widow with a daughter (a very young Natalie Wood), who decides to move out of the home she shares with her miserable in-laws. She ends up choosing a house that is reputably haunted, but… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ghost & Mrs Muir (1947)

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The Shape Of Water (2017)

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Director: Guillermo del Toro A dark fairytale with homages to Hollywood's Golden Age, The Shape of Water is a gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro, the mind that brought us Crimson Peak and Pan's Labyrinth. It's the story of Eliza (Hawkins), a… Continue reading The Shape Of Water (2017)

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Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Howl’s Moving Castle 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 magical fairy tale fantasy of Howl's Moving Castle.… Continue reading Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Howl’s Moving Castle on ScreenMayhem.com

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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Beau Bridges Director: Hany Abu-Assad The day before Alex (Winslet) is due to get married and Ben (Elba) is to perform vital surgery, they find themselves stranded in an airport when all flights are cancelled. Desperate to get back, the two strangers decide to charter a small plane. But when… Continue reading The Mountain Between Us (2017)

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Home Again (2017)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Alice (Witherspoon) is an almost divorced single mother, and the daughter of a famous film maker. When she winds up allowing three young men to move in (Alexander, Wolff and Rudnitsky) she finds her life turned upside down, and… Continue reading Home Again (2017)

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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

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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)