Classic Movies, Reviews

Blade Runner: Director’s Cut Review

What more can be said about Blade Runner that hasn’t already been covered in the past three decades? The first thing I’ll point out is it that requires deep thinking to understand and appreciate. It’s extremely philosophical and thematic that its quality will be lost on those who draw a blank at anything that’s a bit “out there”. […]

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Chef (2014)

Chef Carl was hailed as the next big thing in the LA food scene, but his career hasn’t taken off as hoped, no thanks to restaurant owner Riva (Dustin Hoffman), who is more interested in making money than having a varied menu. Every one of Carl’s pleas to spice up the menu is met with […]

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) – psychopath, cannibal and evil genius – is already behind bars in his first appearance in The Silence of the Lambs. His entrance to the movie is the stuff of legend. The camera pans around to Lector’s prison cell and we see him standing perfectly still, wide-eyed with a level of arrogance unknown […]

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5 Awesome Indie Thrillers You Have to Watch

Of all the genres to choose from, there’s nothing like soaking in the suspense with a thriller movie. They keep your head spinning with apprehension, whether it be scary or action-packed. The best thrillers of all time include Inception from Christopher Nolan, The Silence of the Lambs from Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Shutter Island. But what about the […]

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Gerald’s Game (2017): A Lean, Mean Suspense-Thriller

You know those films that are so intense that you feel drained at the end? Well, Netflix Original Gerald’s Game is one, despite the fact Carla Gugino barely gets out of bed. Also, it might be one of the best films based on a Stephen King book. Here are the details: Jessie (Gugino) and Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) […]

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Born to Be Wild: EASY RIDER (1969)

Reigning as one of the most iconic films in cinema history, I had to watch Easy Rider. A film shot on real locations with a young Jack Nicholson and made on a budget of $55,000, I had no idea what I was in for. But with a tagline of “A man went looking for America … and […]

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5 Movies to Watch Next If You Loved ‘IT’

A box-office smash: IT is officially the most successful horror film of all time. Stephen King, you must be proud. This horror flick is a top grade remake, driven by a real feeling of dread and I kept thinking that Pennywise isn’t the only monster – the parents of the kids are awful too. It […]

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The Illusionist (2006)

Anything starring Edward Norton I’ll watch and so should you. Why? Because he makes you fascinated about every character he plays. This is the case in The Illusionist, but it’s a shame he couldn’t save it from being overshadowed by a better 2006 film about magicians (The Prestige). Not to worry though, it’s still very […]

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

For the first time in maybe forever, The Edge of Seventeen is a teen comedy that sidesteps cliches. I’ve always had a soft spot for coming-of-age stories and I’m thrilled to say that I very much enjoyed this film. It’s a brilliant little movie that feels like the defining teen flick of this generation. Hailee […]

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Eastern Promises (2007)

David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises takes on the Russian mafia in a rainy, murky London. We go along with Russian mobsters, Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen) and Krill (Vincent Cassel), as well as the good-natured nurse Anna (Naomi Watts) within the brutal criminal underworld. What makes this film cut above your average crime story is how the lives of a […]

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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

A fate worse than death: becoming a zombie – as seen in hundreds of movies about zombie invasions. Some are great and some are rubbish, but we can’t get enough of them, can we? Wyrmwood is another entry in the flesh-eating canon. I wasn’t expecting much from this micro-budget “B” movie, but it was one of the […]

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5 Great Neo-Noir Movies You Must See

Seedy underbellies, anti-heroes, plot twists and moral corruption: you can’t have a film noir without these can you? These highly-stylised crime dramas, which grew out of the 1940s “classic period”, are still alive today, thanks to some creative directors. To clear up any misconceptions, neo-noir is contemporary film noir, with updated themes and content, but […]

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