Point Blank (1967) – John Boorman

Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson headline the next stop in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book as we return to the Thriller & Crime genre. Marvin is Walker, a criminal left for dead when he is double-crossed by his partners, Reese (John Vernon) and his own wife, Lynne (Sharon Acker). He sets…

Quantum Leap (1991) – Dreams and A Single Drop of Rain

Deborah Pratt writes the first episode up for review this week, Dreams. It aired on 13 November, 1991, and finds Sam (Scott Bakula) on 28 February, 1979. Sam has leaped into a police detective, Jack Stone, who is working a murder case, but is also suffering from some terrible flashbacks. These trace memories are throwing…

Into the Wild (2007) – Sean Penn

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of American Beauty is this drama that casts Emile Hirsch in the role of Christopher McCandless. A top student, a promising athlete, Christopher, upon his graduation from Emory University, gives away his money to charity, and begins a…

Finding Dory (2016) – Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane

  Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), the short-term memory loss suffering blue tang is back in the latest entry from Pixar, that sees her on the journey to find her parents, with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence) helping her out, and going out on an adventure of their own, when Dory gets lost…

Orphan Black S04E02 – Transgressive Border Crossing

  Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is back in Toronto tonight as Orphan Black roars on to screens courtesy of Space. After the revelations of last week, tonight’s episode jumps right into the rush, the science, the terror and a bit of body horror. Sarah gets into contact with Cosima and Alison (both Maslany) and reveals the…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) – Dream a Little Dream and I Witness

And just like that we come to the end of season 4 and what a pair of episodes to end on… First up is Dream a Little Dream, written by Reuben Leder. With an airdate of 29 March, 1984, this one was directed by T.C. himself, Roger E. Mosley. The result is a poignant episode…

Reservoir Dogs (1992) РQuentin Tarantino 

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Rififi is Quentin Tarantino’s first film, Reservoir Dogs. Now, it’s been a number of years since I had watched this film, but it’s always there in the back of my head about how good a film it…

The Killing (1956) – Stanley Kubrick

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of Rififi is this classic Kubrick film, which before today, I’d only heard of and never seen. That being said, I can now say I’ve seen and enjoyed it, and love the way the film shuffles back and…

Batman Begins (2005) – Christopher Nolan

  Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale take over the reigns of one of DC’s greatest characters, Batman, in the next film to be watched for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and the last one to review, as I’ve reviewed Nolan’s latter entries into the trilogy before. On reflection this morning, as much as I like this…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Letter to a Duchess and Squeeze Play

  Higgins (John Hillerman) and Thomas (Tom Selleck) find themselves at odds in the first episode this week, Letter to a Duchess. This episode originally aired 10 November, 1983, and was penned by Robert Hamilton. As Thomas prepares for the annual surfski race, hoping to place better than his position of 62 last year, which…