Marnie (1964) – Alfred Hitchcock

Vertigo is the next big title in The Movie Book from DK Canada. As I’ve reviewed that previously, as well as a number of the films on the What Else to Watch list, I settled in for the 1964 film, Marnie, directed by the master, Hitchcock, and starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. Hedren is…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – The Mark of the Rani

  The Master (Anthony Ainley) returns to menace the Doctor (Baker) this week in The Mark of the Rani. This one was written by Pip and Jane Baker, and aired in two parts from 2 to 9 February, 1985. The Doctor and Peri (Nicola Bryant) arrive in 19th century England in the small village of…

Orphan Black S03E09 – Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow

  Orphan Black continues to kick ass and take names, and last night was no exception, in fact, they continue to up the ante. Their usual pace of story-telling is breakneck, so I honestly don’t know what to call this one, the penultimate episode pf the season, as it literally left me gasping for breath!…

Orphan Black S03E04 – Newer Elements of Our Defense

  Orphan Black is everywhere – they were picked up for their fourth season this week, issue 3 of the comic book from IDW is on the stands (and it is canon after all), the amazing Funko figures (which I still need to pick up) so I was giddy sitting down to watch what happens this…

Orphan Black S03E03 – Formalized, Complex and Costly

  Orphan Black continues to wow, as episode 3 roared across screens last night on Space. The series continues to be filled with amazing character beats, that continue to layer them, expand them, and plunge them into new directions. Art (Kevin Hanchard) is still haunted by Beth’s (Tatiana Maslany) death, and his inability to do…

Broadchurch – Season 1

  Yes, I’m behind on coming across this series, but being able to watch the entire first season in two sittings, made for a beautiful, heart- wrenching and stunning experience. Doctor Who favourites David Tennant, and Arthur Darvill alongside Olivia Colman, Jodie Whitaker, David Bradley and Charlotte Rampling take us to a remote small town…

Juno (2007) – Jason Reitman

  Jason Reitman crafts a delightful little film working from a script by Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Page in this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film and my screening of Rules of the Game. Ellen Page is the titular Juno, a junior high school student, who after a night with her…

Orphan Black S02E02 – Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion

  Season 2 continues to rock on Space this evening as we learn who kidnapped Kira (Skyler Wexler) as Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and the Clone Club find themselves delving deeper and deeper into the threats that seem to be rising on all sides. Written by Graeme Manson and Karen Walton, this week we get to see…

Possession (1981) – Andrzej Zulawski

  A bizarre, and troubling tale was recommended to me by this odd list I came across listing horror movies, the majority of which I’d seen, but this one I’d never heard of… After his turn as Damien Thorn in the Omen III, Sam Neill took on the role of Mark in this haunting and…

Antisocial (2013) – Cody Calahan

  Opening today at the Carlton Cinema is a new horror film from director Cody Calahan that puts a creepy spin on social media. Featuring a new take on the much-used zombie, frenzied dead, the film follows a group of students on New Year’s Eve, as they plan to drink post pics, tweet, vid chat and…