Taxi Driver (1976) – Martin Scorsese

Out of all of Scorsese’s work, I think Taxi Driver, the next stop on the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book as I return to the Thriller genre, is my favourite. It also features one of my top performances by Robert De Niro. Much has been said and written about Taxi Driver since…

The Bounty (1984) – Roger Donaldson

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my return to the action genre and my screening of The Pirates of the Caribbean, is The Bounty. This one has everything working for it, a score by Vangelis, an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Daniel Day-Lewis,…

Broken Blossoms (1919) – D.W. Griffith

I continue to explore some of the key works of D.W. Griffith with DK Book’s The Movie Book, and this time I dive into a fascinating tale that is perhaps best told through the silent format that marked Griffith’s time. Be warned there is a lot of racism in this film. It’s in the title….

Fort Apache (1948) – John Ford

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film for my screening of The Searchers is another Ford/Wayne classic, Fort Apache. A sprawling western, the film not only boasts the talents of John Wayne, but those of Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple and Pedro Armendariz (who I always enjoyed n From Russia With…

The Secret Garden (1993) -Agnieszka Holland

Francis Ford Coppola serves as executive producer of this adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, and the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Young Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly), born and raised in India is orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent to live…

Inside Out (2015) – Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

  Pixar has a strong track record, and I’m eager to see each of their films as they get released, all I knew about this one before going into it was that it dealt with a young girl’s emotions, we would be inside the character… And what Pixar has given us is a beautiful and…

Last Tango in Paris (1972) – Bernardo Bertolucci

  As we return to the drama genre in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, I settled in for the next title to have a look at, this classic Bertolucci film starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider. In turns dark, morose and sensual, Bertolucci has crafted a film about loss, sex turning to desire…

My Name Is Faith – Tiffany Sudela-Junker, USA

  “The years before five last the rest of their lives”, or so the saying goes.  But what happens when the years before five are spent in an environment of neglect, abuse and unsafe conditions?  Can a child so broken in their formative years that they are unable to trust, relate to those around them,…