Alien: Monsters,Rape and Acid Blood

*This review contains images some may find distressing* Alien (1979) is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holme,John Hurt and Harry Dean Stanton. It circles the voyage of a futuristic space merchant vessel and its encounter with a horrifying space predator onboard the ship. This is considered one of the […]

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Cleopatra. Pomp,circumstance and myth.

Cleopatra (1963) is a somewhat fictionalised narrative about the legendary Egyptian Queen, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and the eventual fall of Egypt to Octavian. The movie was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewkz stars Rex Harrison as Julius Caesar, Richard Burton as Mark Antony and Rowdy McDowell as Octavian. The titular role […]

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Argo: Farsi, Filming and Fooling.

Argo directed and starring Ben Affleck is the true story revolving around the 1979-1981 Iranian hostage crisis. The film centres around the Canadian/CIA mission to free six Americans seeking asylum in the Canadian ambassador’s house under the guise of making a fake movie of the same name. Such stories simply write themselves, and the obvious […]

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Heat. Still burning.

I think there’s a list of films everyone needs to see at least once in their lives. As for me, multiple viewings will do ;). That’s why flipping through Netflix yesterday, I had to revisit this classic. Heat (1995) directed by Micheal Mann starring a dream cast of Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, (a […]

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