Stoker (2013) – Chan-wook Park

The next title on the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s highly enjoyable The Movie book, following my screening of Oldboy is another Park film featuring Matthew Goode, Mia Wasikowska, and Nicole Kidman. If I hadn’t already immersed myself in some of Park’s films, as well as some of the other darker films…

The Return of Dracula (1958) – Paul Landres

Dracula does California! And it’s gonna be an entertaining (and pretty bad ride) as I dig into the next Vampire title in DK Books’ Monsters in the Movies by director John Landis. A Dracula (Francis Lederer) with some strange powers – like apparating (and not a glimpse of fangs) comes to smalltown California, USA after…

A Quiet Place (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

The horror game-changer, A Quiet Place, hit blu-ray and DVD this week from Paramount Pictures, and it’s just as amazing and terrifying in your home theatre. Director and star John Krasinksi (who also had his hand in the screenplay – and for some people will always be Jim from The Office, though this film definitely…

Duel (1971) – Steven Spielberg

  Before Richard Dreyfuss was Steven Spielberg’s every man, there was Dennis Weaver, and I hit the road with him, in the very thrilling Duel, which is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing (oh, so long ago) of Wages of Fear. Written by Richard Matheson,…

Gun Crazy (1950) – Joseph H. Lewis

  The first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Night of the Hunter is this 1950 film that sees Barton Tare (John Dall), a good man, and a crackshot, being pressured by his wife and marksman, Annie (Peggy Cummins), to go on a robbery spree…

Le Boucher (1970) – Claude Chabrol

  The final recommendation that accompanied Greed in Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is a slow burn of a drama, that moves to an inescapable and lonely climax. Jean Yanne is Paul Thomas ‘Popaul’, a vet who has returned home to the village in which he grew up, to run the local butchery….

Last Week In Television (April 14-20)

Recently, I decided to make a list of all the shows that regularly grace my television screen, just to see how many there actually are.  Not every show airs during the same parts of the year, so I’m obviously not watching every single show, every single week.  I’m not even sure that would be possible,…

Bomb Girls S02E08 – Fifth Column

  What a beautiful episode. Kate’s (Charlotte Hegele) stirring voice and a single tear running down a wounded soldier’s cheek. Lorna (Meg Tilly) stopping work on the line to recognize and applaud Betty (Ali Liebert) after she was involved in an altercation with a couple of fellas who were intent on her and Theresa (Rachel…

Sue’s Top 12 Films of 2012 (NOT in Order)

Crimes of Mike Recket (Bruce Sweeney) – I was able to catch this little gem of a film during TIFF, and Mind Reels were even able to catch up with the director, Bruce Sweeney, for a quick chat, as well, so I’ll count myself doubly lucky on this one!  The film stars Nicholas Lea in…