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)

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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)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Artist (2011)

Starring: Jean DuJardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, Director: Michel Hazanavicius When the star of silent movies meets cute with a delightful chorus girl, love is in the air. But with the advent of "talkies", that is, movies with sound, her career takes off and his stumbles, sending them in different directions in life. Will they… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Artist (2011)

Film Reviews

Preview: Loving (2016)

Starring: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton Director: Jeff Nichols Although often very different in subject matter, Jeff Nichols films always have this exploration of humanity and love that I really like. Midnight Special was science fiction, but it was also about a man protecting his family, a man in extraordinary circumstances. In Take Shelter,… Continue reading Preview: Loving (2016)

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La La Land (2016)

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, JK Simmons Director: Damien Chazelle Perhaps with all the things going on in the world right now, a musical is just what we need. So often, amusingly, musicals are about dark subjects, but told lightly. And I kind of like that about musicals (watch Meet Me In St. Louis again… Continue reading La La Land (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains Director: Irving Rapper In this sparkling melodrama, Bette Davis is Charlotte Vale, youngest daughter of a Boston matriarch who rules with an iron fist. Never allowed to blossom, Charlotte lives at home as a spinster, serving her mother til the strain causes a depression. Taken to stay in… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Sideways (2004)

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)