On my quest to watch more of the magnificent Dirk Bogarde, a man who excelled in finding diverse and challenging roles, I happen upon Our Mother’s House from 1967. And however brilliant Dirk’s performance is, it’s not him that steals the show this time but the dynamic of seven young children. Continue reading
Month: Sep 2017
A Bit Of Harry Dean Stanton Love and an Interview With Marc Maron
It was sad news to hear the passing away of the great Harry Dean Stanton but man he was like 91 and never stopped his love of smoking. He left a truly amazing selection of wonderful films we all enjoyed and will carry on enjoying forever in the future. Continue reading
Johnny Got His Gun (1971) Jesus H Sutherland This Film Is FUBAR
Jeepers creepers, what can you say! How deep can a film go? Seriously this is an emotional thought-provoking, haunting journey into the human soul. What happens to the human mind when that is all you are, just a mind?
Tagline – The most shattering experience you’ll ever live.
The Small World of Sammy Lee (1963) Two Bit Hustler and Strip Club Dancing Girls
Looking like the love child of Leonard Rossiter and Bob Monkhouse, our hero Sammy “Lee” Leeman struts and steps around the streets of sixties London Soho. He’s a fast talking, quick thinking, two bit hustler with his brain on the game two paces before it’s happened, Sammy is a wheeler and a dealer. One minute flush with cash, the next minute, totally skint. Continue reading
The Last Wave (1977) Mystical Magical Aboriginal Dreams & Ju-Ju Frogs
You know what, I really should read the descriptions of the films I watch! I had imagined from the title and the cover image this movie was going to be a surfing drama, oh how wrong could I be. I guess it makes it so much more fun when the crazy starts to go down and that’s pretty much the first scene. Continue reading
The Mind Benders (1963) T For Traitor Or Z For Zombie?
Major Hall (John Clements) follows a man he has been tailing onto a train to Oxford when suddenly the Professor randomly decides to commit suicide. On further investigation he finds a bag filled with cash and reports come in that the Professor had a vacant, lost look upon his face! What was going on? Could he of sold secrets to the Soviets? The Major visits Oxford University to try and unravel the mystery.
Tagline – Out of the Black Pit of the “Hate Machine” Came a Thing – Not a Man!
What’s Been Watched This Month – August 2017
I do like a list, hope you do too! Here’s what has been watched in August 2017. Continue reading
Eastern Condors (1987) Sammo Hung & The Hong Kong Dirty Dozen
Any teenager growing up with a local video rental store near them during the 1980’s would of seen the shelves over filled with VHS cassette covers from the likes of Hong Kong promising non-stop action packed high adrenaline filled martial arts. Relentless Kung Fu fighting, crazy acrobatics and a barrel load of slap stick comedy. They never failed in bringing deep joy and wide opened, jaw hitting the floor shock as stunt men flew through the air smashing into all manner of bone crushing solid wall or concrete structure or propelled head first out of a bus window at full speed. These guys were incredible and we just couldn’t get enough of them. Continue reading
633 Squadron (1964) Flight Lieutenant Singh Attacks The Death Star
The right honourable Flight Lieutenant Singh (Julian Sherrier) is not content with being a crack shot fighter bomber pilot with an awesome dashing mustache and a proper gentlemen to all the ladies. This valiant Sikh is part of 633 Squadron, a courageous band of brothers, tasked with a mission to take out a German V-2 rocket fuel plant built in Norway. A truly suicidal mission but this is the stuff these boys from Royal Air Force’s No. 633 Squadron are made for.
No Blade of Grass (1970) British Eco Disaster Savagery
I’m not sure what is worse? The absolute devastation and total armageddon carnage or folk singer Roger Whittaker singing the theme tune? Hehe I only jest as I’m actually quite liking the cheesy ditty with it’s strings, flute and Rogers deep vocal tones singing of pure doom. Continue reading