Starring: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Tommy Flanagan Director: Jared Moshe In their youth, four men rode the West, raised Hell, fought bad guys, and became heroes. Now in their golden years, Tom (Flanagan) has become a US Marshall, James (Caviezel) has become Governor, and Eddie (Fonda) has retired to a ranch,… Continue reading Preview: The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2017)
Starring: Susan Lanier, Robert Huston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace-Stone Director: Wes Craven An average suburban family, the Carters, are heading up to California when they take a wrong turn trying to find a silver mine that they recently inherited. Though warned by a shady gas station owner about the area and where they're headed, their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Neal McDonough Director: Zak Hilditch Based on a novella by Stephen King, 1922 is the story of a farmer whose wife has brought a large parcel of land into the marriage, but which she wishes to sell. Since he can't stop her, he plots to kill her instead,… Continue reading 1922 (2017)
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Director: Ryan Coogler Prince T'Challa (Boseman) is called home to Wakanda following his beloved father's death. As he comes to terms with being king there, and whether his country should show it's true… Continue reading Black Panther (2018)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Lance Henriksen Director: Brian Taylor Writer/director Brian Taylor brought us Crank (2006) and Gamer (2009), which in some ways tells you what to expect here: an amusing and violent commentary on modern day social troubles that's also a fun ride. In this film, a family lives in modern,… Continue reading Preview: Mom And Dad (2017)
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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Starring: Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Marc Blucas, Jennifer Carpenter, Udo Kier Director: S Craig Zahler A man loses his job and discovers that his wife has been cheating on him. He decides to try again with her, and have a baby, and return to running drugs. But when the job goes bad, he finds himself… Continue reading Brawl In Cell Block 99 (2017)
I recently joined the lovely guys at Cinema Bushido for their movie podcast on Steven Seagall's Hard To Kill, a movie that's terrible, fun and hilarious. If you love action and martial arts films, you really need to be subscribed to these podcasts. They're really good! Click below to listen and give the guys a… Continue reading Podcast time: Hard To Kill on Cinema Bushido!
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill Director: Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood's second film as director, following years of starring in spaghetti westerns, is a highly unusual twist on the genre. Lagos is a town under siege. Three outlaws are about to be released from prison, and intend to return to the town to have… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: High Plains Drifter (1973)
Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken Director: Mike Flanagan In this latest Stephen King adaptation from Netflix, a couple head to a remote hideaway to have a weekend together. But when Gerald handcuffs his wife Jessie to the bed as part of a sex game, they argue and he has a heart attack and… Continue reading Gerald’s Game (2017)