Classic Movie 2019

Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrer, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Four nuns are sent to a remote Himalayan outpost to start a convent in a building that used to be a seraglio. Led by a young and inexperienced nun Sister Clodagh (Kerr) the four women are out of their depth… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

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BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

Starring: Ariana Anderson, April Kelley (also Writer) Director: Rosie Westoff In this short film, two friends set off for a weekend away, and after a few drinks they end up in bed together. But while for Jessie (Anderson) this is just a walk on the wild side, for Belle (Kelley), this is toying with her… Continue reading BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

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Dolly Month: 9 to 5 (1980)

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman Director: Colin Higgins Judy (Fonda) is a nervous woman returning to the workplace after her husband has left her. Violet (Tomlin) is the cynical working girl who keeps getting passed over for promotion, even though she practically runs the company. And Doralee (Parton) is the bosses… Continue reading Dolly Month: 9 to 5 (1980)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Women (1939)

Starring: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine Director: George Cukor An unusual film, The Women was adapted for the screen from the Clare Luce Boothe play, and has 130 speaking roles, all of whom are women. In fact, almost all of the portraits on the sets show women and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Women (1939)

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Suspiria (2018)

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth Director: Luca Guadagnino In a divided Berlin in 1977, women at a famous dance studio prepare for a key performance. But something is not right at the studio. Patricia (Moretz) has mysteriously disappeared after making strange comments that there is some very dark goings on… Continue reading Suspiria (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Laurence Harvey Director: Daniel Mann Elizabeth Taylor is Gloria Wandrous in this film adaptation of the sexy, best selling novel BUtterfield 8. The title refers to the a telephone exchange number for a wealthy area of Manhattan. Gloria is a beautiful woman with everything going for her, but rather than… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: BUtterfield 8 (1960)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Wanda (1971)

Starring: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes Director: Barbara Loden In a coal mining town in Pennysylvania, Wanda (Loden) wanders through life, numbing her despair with alcohol and one night stands. She sleeps on her sisters couch and drifts through temporary employment. When she meets a man in a bar, she willingly heads home with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Wanda (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid Director: Frank Perry Joan Crawford was a huge star, starting in the 1930's and managing to have a respected career for decades, garnering Oscars and huge salaries. She was the queen of Hollywood. But in 1978, her adopted daughter Christina published a book called Mommie Dearest, which exposed the horror… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)

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The Post (2017)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson Director: Steven Spielberg The concept of freedom of the press and a sense of political accountability is such a hot button topic lately. So is the role of women moving into positions of power. This film looks at both of these things, in a film that puts Meryl… Continue reading The Post (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood Director: Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock was such a prolific film maker, and since many of his later films are the ones that he’s known for, it’s easy to forget that he started out making films in the silent era. This film, Blackmail, was his first “talkie” and one of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)