Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef Director: Sergio Leone That scene where three men face off in a graveyard, each with guns drawn, and close ups on shifting eyes and trigger fingers, which has often been homaged in films since, comes from this iconic Western. It's the story of three men, in a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Misfits (1961)

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach Director:  John Huston In Reno, Nevada, Roslyn Tabor (Monroe) gets a quickie divorce from her husband, and heads to a bar with her friend (Ritter). There she falls in with a ragtag bunch, an aging cowboy Gay (Gable) and his friends. As they spend… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Misfits (1961)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell Director: Fred Zinneman Marshall Will Kane (Cooper) is a well respected man who has just married Amy (Kelly) and is looking at a comfortable future when he is told that an evil man he put away years ago is heading into town for revenge, and will arrive on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

Starring: John Wayne, Clair Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Louise Platt, Director: John Ford A group of very different strangers are travelling in a stage coach, when they find out that they're about to pass through dangerous territory. They decide to go on together, and in the process of facing danger learn that those who… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

  Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell Director: Wim Wenders Set against the untamed, dry landscape of Texas, and scored by the strains of the slide guitar, Paris, Texas is a quintessential film about America, made by a foreigner. A man wanders out of the desert, dusty and silent, and walks back into… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

Film Reviews

Preview: The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2017)

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)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Big Man (1970)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George Director: Arthur Penn Dustin Hoffman stars as Jack Crabb, in this darkly comedic film that skewers American Western narratives. He’s Little Big Man, a man claiming to be 111 years old, telling his tall tale to a judgemental journalist. In it, he tells the story of being… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Big Man (1970)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Searchers (1956)

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood Director: John Ford Ford made many fine westerns, but this one has become the definitive western film. It's about Ethan (Wayne), who loves his family and his secretly in love with his brothers wife. When he is drawn away by pursuing some Indian cattle thieves, he… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Searchers (1956)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: High Plains Drifter (1973)

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)

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Classic Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge Director: Nicholas Ray Vienna (Crawford) is a saloon owner in the Old West, whose business sits on land where the railroad will come. She stands to make a lot of money in the future, but the local farmers think she's a bad seed, along with the rough and… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)