Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen Director: Sidney Lumet Sonny (Pacino) and Sal (Cazale) are two desperate men who have decided to rob a bank in the heat of a 70's Summer in Brooklyn, to pay for a sex change operation for Sonny's partner. But from the start, things go wrong: one of their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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Film Reviews

Preview: Show Dogs (2018)

Starring: Ludacris, Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming Director: Raja Gosnell Max (Ludacris) is a police dog who prefers to work with out a partner. A tough and worldly rottweiler, he's the last dog you'd expect to see at a dog show. But when he's on the case of a kidnapped baby panda… Continue reading Preview: Show Dogs (2018)

Film Reviews

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Review

In a small town in Missouri, Mildred (McDormand) takes out advertising on three billboards that ask the local police chief why there have been no arrests in the case of the rape and murder of her daughter. It’s a small act of defiance, and yet it has some big repercussions.

From the writer/director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh, it’s a fine return to form for a man whose films tend to have serious tones, violence and yet also humour and some heart felt moments. Taking on the subject of small town America, of incompetent police, dysfunctional family relationships and of course, the deep sadness of losing a child to violence, this film could have been a very different story in the hands of someone else. Because whilst it explores the grief of Mildred, it focuses on her strength and her ability to act, her toughness and…

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains Director: Frank Capra Jefferson Smith (Stewart) is a simple, honest man, who is put forward as a senator in Washington. But Washington is no place for a man with ideals. Thinking that they have a easy to manipulate, country boy on their hands, the other senators find themselves… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers Director: John G Avildsen Rocky (Stallone) is a past-his-prime boxer, trying to make ends meet, and still take on a few bouts in the ring. But he hasn't forgotten his dreams of making it big. He might just have his chance when he's on the receiving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Sherlock Jr (1924)

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire Director: Buster Keaton No Must See list would be complete without a little Buster Keaton. A master pf physical comedy, along with the much maligned Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin, he was a prolific film maker and performer in the days of silent film, and he did all his own… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Sherlock Jr (1924)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: On The Waterfront (1954)

Starring: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden Director: Elia Kazan "I could have been a contender..." Yes, this is that movie. Brando plays Terry Molloy, a ex-prizefighter who never really made it, and who has ended up as a dock worker. But there is corruption on the docks, with the unions being run by… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: On The Waterfront (1954)