Maurice [1987]

Review: Maurice [1987] Merchant Ivory’s Maurice [1987] turned thirty this year and in celebration Cohen Media Group released a 4K restoration. I had the privilege of seeing it screened at an outdoor theatre amongst the very settings featured in the film: a grand manor house with equally as grand gardens filled with grand people. Kit … Continue reading Maurice [1987]

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My Favourite Psychological Thriller/Horror Movie: Psycho [1960]

[Image: Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho [1960]] Horror and thriller are my most loved genres so picking out a favourite horror/thriller film is a tough choice – especially because I know that, in a day or two, my choice will change. They are also such broad genres too and many diverse films fall … Continue reading My Favourite Psychological Thriller/Horror Movie: Psycho [1960]

My Favourite Comedy Movie: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [2005]

I don’t go for comedies. Ever. My partner loves them but I love horror and thriller (and I win most arguments about film) so we tend to stick to my choices. So, during this writing challenge so far, I’ve actively been avoiding writing about my favourite comedy. I forced myself to do it this afternoon … Continue reading My Favourite Comedy Movie: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [2005]

The Last Movie I Saw: The Beguiled [2017]

[Image: Nicole Kidman in The Beguiled [2017]] The poor reviews of Sofia Coppola’s Beguiled [2017] seem to be drawn from comparing it to the original Don Siegel film starring Clint Eastwood [1971]. I’ve never seen the original Beguiled and (cover your ears if you’re an Eastwood fan) I’m not that into Eastwood. So, my perspective of … Continue reading The Last Movie I Saw: The Beguiled [2017]

A Film that Surprised Me: Hunt For The Wilderpeople [2016]

Kingi you wanker You arsehole, I hate you heaps Please die soon, in pain Ricky Baker [a.k.a absolute poetry legend]   [Image: Julian Dennison in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, 2016]  My Mum suggested that I watch Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople [2016] so I naturally assumed I was going to hate it. In fact, I … Continue reading A Film that Surprised Me: Hunt For The Wilderpeople [2016]

A movie that changed my opinion about something: Night of the Hunter (1955)

“Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? The story of good and evil? H-A-T-E! It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E! You see these fingers, dear hearts?” [Image: Robert Mitchum from "The Night of the Hunter"] Night of … Continue reading A movie that changed my opinion about something: Night of the Hunter (1955)

My Favourite Movie: Singing in the Rain

I've set myself a challenge. Between posts about my film adventures with S - , I'm going to try to post something everyday about film. I'll try and covertly get S's answers too. Beginning with today. What's my favourite film? I'm doing this first because it's such a difficult question. Part of me (the monstrous … Continue reading My Favourite Movie: Singing in the Rain