Category Archive: Classic Movies

Singin’ in the Rain

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. Having watched ‘La La Land’ earlier in the week, I decided it was about time I addressed a glaring omission… Continue reading

Bonnie and Clyde

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a ‘classic’ movie, but as I’ve been reading ‘Easy… Continue reading

Three Colors: Red (Trois Couleurs: Rouge)

Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people’s privacy. The final film in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ‘Three Colors’… Continue reading

Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc)

Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a Polish immigrant who wants to get even with his former wife. The second film in the ‘Three Colors’ trilogy builds… Continue reading

Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu)

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. We return to our retrospective strand with a mini series looking at acclaimed Polish… Continue reading

High Noon

A marshal, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. My only prior knowledge of Gary Cooper is from watching ‘The Sopranos’, where Tony… Continue reading

The Breakfast Club

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. The… Continue reading

Gregory’s Girl

Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection. Having grown up primarily watching US high school movies (many excellent may I add!), returning… Continue reading

Edward Scissorhands

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. It’s been 25 years since ‘Edward Scissorhands’ was released, and to this day it’s still an… Continue reading


Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. A deeply powerful film about the Irish hunger strike in the early 80’s, at the height of… Continue reading

The Descent

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. Prior to this, my knowledge of Neil Marshall’s work extends purely to his… Continue reading

From Dusk Till Dawn

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. The second part of my Robert Rodriguez Halloween double header is a film I’d been… Continue reading