Director: Fritz Lang Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere I was drawn to add this film to my watch list for two reasons. Firstly, the central idea concept in this film of a man collecting rooms in which people have been murdered, and his new wife not realising this until she's already living with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)
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)
Starring: Michael Vartan, Erin Moriarty, Nadine Velasquez, Blake Jenner Director: Phil Claydon Michael Vartan (Alias) and Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic, Blood Father) are the stars in this fairly standard haunted house style horror. It starts with the classsic trope: family moves into a good house in a good neighbourhood that they can only afford because… Continue reading Within aka Crawlspace (2016)
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll Director: Stephen Gaghan Kenney Wells (McConaughey) is a man with ambition and determination. His father was a great business man who prospected gold, but he finds himself saddled with bills and no one who will work with him. That is, til he approaches Micheal Acosta… Continue reading Gold (2016)
Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley Director: M Night Shyamalan M Night Shyamalan hates critics. He doesn't understand why they are so mean to him, and how they can't see that he's a genius. They must be jealous of him. Yes, that must be the problem... Personally, I try… Continue reading Split (2016)
Have you heard that expression about the best way to approach life being this: take your work seriously, but never yourself? I think that sums up Shia Labeouf. He does weird things, says weird things, I’ve heard rumours that he’s a cannibal (ha ha). He’s a funny guy who seems to think the whole fame thing is a bit silly and should be poked fun at, and then he turns in a natural, confident and heart felt performance.
And that’s what’s really important in this film.
He plays US Marine Drummer, a man who has grown up with his best friend Devin (Jai Courteney), who also followed him into the army. And who has a beloved wife (Kate Mara) and son. That core set of relationships is the beating, bleeding heart of this film.
The story is split into three strands, the past, where we learn how close his family…
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Starring: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice Van Houten, Kit Harington Director: Martin Koolhoven Wow... This film... Those of you who love the dramatic ridiculousness of Game Of Thrones will get a kick out of this, (it even stars two GOT alumni) but at heart, it's dribble. I want to say some good things about it, because… Continue reading Brimstone (2017)
Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox Director: John Boorman Based on a book by James Dickey, this is a film that's earned it's R rating. It's oddly beautiful at times, and also very dark. So just be prepared going in. Four friends set off on a river rafting trip together, to enjoy… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Deliverance (1972)
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Director: Tom Ford Some people said that it was crazy that Tom Ford, the fashion designer and makeup mogul, wanted to make films too. And then he made A Single Man, and everyone sat up and took notice. Here he… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)
A blogging friend and I were waxing nostalgic about the best 80s action movies. Click through below for the list they wrote, it's pretty awesome! And it's a great blog, so while you're there, take a look around, and maybe follow. https://raistlin0903.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/special-features-presents-action-movies-of-the-80s/