Film Classic Movie Review 

Movie Review – Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The

Principal Cast : John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O’Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan, John Qualen, Willis Bouchey, Carleton Young, Woody Strode, Denver Pyle, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef, Robert F Simon, OZ Whitehead, Paul Birch, Joseph Hoover, Shug Fisher.Synopsis:  A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. ******** There’s a famous quote, often overused by Hollywood, which says: “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph…

Read More
Halloween Franchise Icons Of Horror Movie Review 

Movie Review – Halloween (2018)

Principal Cast : Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Haluk Bilginer, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Toby Huss, Omar Dorsey, Dylan Arnold, Miles Robbins, Drew Scheid.Synopsis:  Forty years after the events of Halloween, Michael Myers escapes incarceration and returns to Haddonfield Illinois to continue his killing spree. ******** Cinematic monsters don’t come more iconic than implacable serial killer Michael Myers, the eponymous “star” of the long-running Halloween film franchise; spawning innumerable sequels and a reboot series from Rob Zombie, the property has languished…

Read More
Movie Review Walt Disney Collection 

Movie Review – Mary Poppins Returns

Principal Cast : Emily Blunt, Lin-Manual Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davis, Nathaniel Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, David Warner, Jim Norton, Jeremy Swift, Kobna Holbrook-Smith, Noma Dumezweni, Edward Hibbert, Chris O’Dowd, Mark Addy.Synopsis:  Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. ****** Of all the films personally supervised by Walt Disney during his time alive on this planet, the 1964 classic Mary Poppins remains…

Read More
Film Classic Movie Review 

Movie Review – Shall We Dance (1937)

Principal Cast : Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Ketti Gillian, William Brisbane, Harriet Hoctor, Dudley Dickerson, Charles Coleman.Synopsis:  A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they’re already married. ******** Screwball comedies don’t come with much higher pedigree than that of Astaire and Rogers, the Hollywood duo famous for their song and dance pairings that, thanks to no fewer than ten features as a partnership, cemented their status as screen superstars and industry icons. Shall We…

Read More
Academy Award - Best Picture Movie Review 

Movie Review – An American In Paris

Principal Cast : Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Fochs, Eugene Borden, Madge Blake, Noel Neill, John Eldredge, Anna Q Nilsson. Synopsis:  Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. ******** The streets and bars of the City of Love become the plaything of a struggling artist and hopeless romantic in An American In Paris, a Gene Kelly-starring vehicle which would go on to win the Best Picture Oscar for 1951, at a time…

Read More
Movie Review Walt Disney Collection 

Movie Review – Ralph Breaks The Internet

Principal Cast : John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Bill Hader, John DiMaggio.Synopsis:  Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. ******** Today I want to talk to you about timelessness. Oh, Ralph Breaks The Internet is stunningly great, a perfect blend of whizz-bang animation, heart-and-soul storytelling and wonderful humour, but that’s not important right now. No, I want…

Read More
Movie Review 

Movie Review – Ladies In Black

Principal Cast : Angourie Rice, Rachel Taylor, Julia Ormond, Vincent Perez, Susie Porter, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Nicholas Hammond, Noni Hazlehurst, Luke Pegler, Celia Massingham, Alison McGirr, Trent Baines.Synopsis:  A group of workers at a Sydney department store deal with their lives, their loves, and the growing immigration and integration throes of Australia in the 1950’s.  ***** Director Bruce Beresford tackles racial integration in Sydney’s bristling fashion circuit in the late 1950’s, as the notion of immigration comes to the fore in this genteel retelling of Madeline St John’s novel.…

Read More
Movie Review 

Movie Review – Roma

Principal Cast : Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Taviri, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Diego Cortina, Carlos Peralta, Nancy Garcia, Veronica Garcia, Jose Manuel Guerrero Mendoza. Synopsis:  A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s. ****** It’s been five long years between films for director Alfonso Cuaron, the man behind such cult favourites as Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien, the mid-90’s Great Expectations remake (which I hated) and 2013’s space-borne Gravity. The arrival of…

Read More
Movie Review 

Movie Review – Bird Box

Principal Cast : Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jackie Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Daniella Macdonald, Colson Barker, Lil Rey Howery, Tom Hollander, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Vivian Lyra Blair, Julian Edwards, Parminda Nagra, Rebecca Pidgeon, Amy Gumenick, David Dastmalchian.Synopsis:  Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. ******** The latest global Netflix phenomenon is Bird Box, a clever little film starring Sandra Bullock based on the 2014 novel by Josh…

Read More
Movie Review 

Movie Review – Moonstruck

Principal Cast : Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso, Louis Guss, John Mahoney, Feodor Chaliapin Jr, Anita Gillette. Synopsis:  Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. ******** Few films manage to capture the lustre of romance and the human condition to perfectly as Moonstruck. It’s one of those rare examples where the story, characters and performances all manifest into a masterclass of subgenre perfection, as close to…

Read More
Left Menu Icon

<<< Menu

error: Content is protected !!