Category Archives: Director

Hitchcock: a movie review, 2012

If you love Alfred Hitchcock movies, you’ll probably enjoy this movie about the man and the making of his psychological thriller from 1960, Psycho! Starring Anthony Hopkins as the man himself and Helen Mirren as his wife, Hitchcock (2012) shows the man’s strengths, foibles, … Continue reading

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Film Noir, 75 Years of the Greatest Crime Films, a Time Inc. Special

A friend and I have a great time getting together to watch old movies.  A couple of weeks ago, we watched the classic film, Laura, starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.  A few days later, I was at a checkout … Continue reading

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Sully, a movie review

You can’t go wrong with a Tom Hanks movie!  Nor can you miss with a Clint Eastwood production!  Put the two together and the results are predictably amazing!  Sully is the first time Eastwood and Hanks have worked together — … Continue reading

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The Martian, a movie review

Well, I finally got to see the Martian (based on the book by Andy Weir) just in the nick of time — it’s ending tomorrow in the theatres.  I wanted to see it for several reasons:  1. I’ve developed a keen … Continue reading

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Gladiator, a movie review

British Actor Ridley Scott has won many awards for his films and is extremely well known, especially for Blade Runner and Alien, neither of which I’ve seen.  I became interested in his movies when I saw Exodus Gods and Kings … Continue reading

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Brooklyn, a movie review

Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley, was released in November, 2015 in the USA, and is based on the book of the same name by Colm Tóibín.  It is a very tender story of an inexperienced young lady, Eilis (played by Saoirse … Continue reading

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Wolf Hall, a miniseries

Wolf Hall, the television miniseries, is based on two books by Hilary Mantel, the first of which, Wolf Hall, won the 2009 Man Booker prize, the second being Bring Up the Bodies.  Together these books tell the story of King Henry … Continue reading

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Bridge of Spies, a movie review

Steven Spielberg has done it again.  I went to see Bridge of Spies the other night and it is nothing short of brilliant. Centred on the trial of accused Russian spy Rudolph Abel in New York City, and the subsequent spy swap … Continue reading

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The Intern, a movie review

I went to see The Intern last night and it was thoroughly delightful.  In addition to great acting from Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, the plot is mostly comedic with a little bittersweet thrown in, and very engaging. Ben Whittaker (De … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E., movie review

At first glance, one might be forgiven for assuming that this film is just a bit of 60s nostalgia, but this is American spy, Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill — The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)) and Russian agent, Illya Kuryakin … Continue reading

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