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)

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Film Reviews

Lady Macbeth (2016)

Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, Christopher Fairbank Director: William Oldroyd Based on a Russian novel, this film is set in rural Britain during the Victorian Era, where Katherine (Pugh) is sent to be married to a much older man (Hilton). Her life is repressive even for this time, and her husband… Continue reading Lady Macbeth (2016)

Film Reviews

20th Century Women (2016)

Starring: Annette Benning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup Director: Mike Mills Southern California in 1979, Jamie (Zumann) is a teenager whose mother (Benning) becomes worried about him not having a father influence, and enlists his best friend (Fanning), their cancer recovering artist lodger (Gerwig) to help him understand life. Along for… Continue reading 20th Century Women (2016)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Director: Gordon Parks Credited as being the film that started the craze for 70's blaxploitation films, Shaft is about a black private eye as cool as he is efficient. John Shaft (Roundtree) is tasked with finding the kidnapped daughter of a black drug dealer, but soon finds that… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

Starring: Michael Caine, Britt Eckland, Ian Hendry Director: Mike Hodges Jack Carter (Caine) is a London gangster who, following the sudden and suspicious death of his brother, travels to Newcastle for the funeral and to find out what really happened. But he soon finds that there's a lot more going on than meets the eye.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Director: Carl Reiner Steve Martin's first film as writer and star, this comedy was quite successful on release, though in a lot of ways ahead of it's time. Martin stars as Navin, a man who has been raised by a black family. When he finds out that he was adopted,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

Film Reviews

Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Nadine (Steinfeld) is a teen with one friend, navigating the wilds of high school and growing up. But when her best friend starts dating her brother, she starts to come unravelled. It's a drama with very witty, clever dialogue… Continue reading Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

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It Follows (2014)

Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi Director: David Robert Mitchell This film is so unusual, and I'd really like to hear your thoughts on it if you've seen it. But please be aware, in talking about this film this time, there may be spoilers so SPOILER ALERT. The film is about a curse. A… Continue reading It Follows (2014)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Body Heat (1981)

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna Director: Lawrence Kasdan A wonderful piece of 80's neo-noir, set in Florida, sees Ned (Hurt) a sleazy lawyer meet a beautiful married woman, Matty (Turner). What starts as a hot affair turns to a plot to murder her wealthy husband, as the two fall deeper in love and… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Body Heat (1981)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Natural Born Killers (1994)

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliet Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Robert Downy Jr Director: Oliver Stone This slick and stylish film was based on a story by Tarantino and was quite controversial on it's release, though the MTV generation related to it. It's the story of a couple who go on a murder spree across… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Natural Born Killers (1994)