Movie Reviews

  • Madame Web (2024) Review

    Madame Web (2024) Review

    Madame Web (2024)Director: S.J. ClarksonScreenwriters: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Claire Parker, S.J. ClarksonStarring: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Adam Scott, Emma Roberts, Kerry Bishé, Mike Epps, Zosia Mamet, José María Yazpik Making her debut on the page in 1980, the elderly, paralysed and clairvoyant Madame Web of Marvel Comics bears…

  • In the Heat of the Night (1967) Review

    In the Heat of the Night (1967) Review

    In the Heat of the Night (1967)Director: Norman JewisonScreenwriters: Stirling SilliphantStarring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Quentin Dean The mosquitos buzz in the humid night of Sparta, Mississippi as detective Sam Woods (Warren Oates) discovers the murdered industrialist, Philip Colbert. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is waiting at the train station after visiting his mother;…

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Review

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Review

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)Director: Miloš FormanScreenwriters: Lawrence Hauben, Bo GoldmanStarring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Sydney Lassick For anyone concerned with the Oscars, this is one of the big ones. One of only three films in the Academy’s history to win…

  • STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023) Review

    STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023) Review

    STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023)Director: Davis GuggenheimStarring: Michael J. Fox, Tracey Pollan, Sam Fox, Aquinnah Fox, Schuyler Fox, Annabelle Fox It’s hard not to picture Michael J. Fox in a certain way. He’s the smart-mouth kid from ‘Family Ties’ and/or Teen Wolf and/or the Back to the Future trilogy who disappeared from the…

  • Titanic (1997) Review

    Titanic (1997) Review

    Titanic (1997)Director: James CameronScreenwriter: James CameronStarring: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, David Warner, Danny Nucci, Bill Paxton, Louis Abernathy, Gloria Stuart In a world where anyone with access to the internet can make their voices heard and contribute to public discourse, giving second by…

  • The Iron Claw (2023) Review

    The Iron Claw (2023) Review

    The Iron Claw (2023)Director: Sean DurkinScreenwriter: Sean DurkinStarring: Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Stanley Simons, Holt McCallany, Maura Tierney, Lily James The latest film from Sean Durkin, the respected writer-director behind The Nest, begins with close-up shots of lead actor Zac Efron’s bulging body getting out of bed. Efron’s skin is so tightly…

  • Perfect Days (2023) Review

    Perfect Days (2023) Review

    Perfect Days (2023)Director: Wim WendersScreenwriters: Wim Wenders, Takuma TakasakiStarring: Koji Yakuso, Aoi Yamada, Arisa Nakano, Min Tanaka Oscar-nominated for Best International Feature, Perfect Days is a gently meditative film about a man who cleans toilets for a living in Tokyo. With skilful direction and a memorable soundtrack, Wim Wenders creates a moving character study and…

  • Raging Bull (1980) Review

    Raging Bull (1980) Review

    Raging Bull (1980)Director: Martin ScorseseScreenwriter: Paul Schrader, Mardik MartinStarring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent Dark ropes foreground a misty arena where a lone fighter shadowboxes. Camera bulbs flash in the back, capturing what has become nostalgia for the fighter. He stands alone in a backroom of a club, rehearsing a poem, a…

  • Society of the Snow (2023) Review

    Society of the Snow (2023) Review

    Society of the Snow / La Sociedad de la Nieve (2023)Director: J.A. BayonaScreenwriters: J.A. Bayona, Bernat Vilaplana, Jaime Marques, Nicolás CasariegoStarring: Enzo Vogrincic, Agustín Pardella, Matías Recalt, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Vigezzi, Fernando Contingiani “This is a place where life is impossible. Out here, we are an anomaly.” On October 13, 1972, a plane carrying 45…

  • ‘Blazing Saddles’ at 50 – Review

    ‘Blazing Saddles’ at 50 – Review

    Blazing Saddles (1974)Director: Mel BrooksScreeenwriters: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan UgerStarring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Slim Pickens, Mel Brooks, Burton Gilliam, Alex Karras, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, John Hillerman, George Furth, Jack Starrett, Carol Arthur, Richard Collier, Robyn Hilton, Dom DeLuise “They could never make Blazing Saddles…

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