A man (Cary Grant) discovers that his two old aunts are murderers, and have been hiding the bodies in their cellar. Things get even more complicated when his murderous brother arrives on the scene.
A newspaper editor tries hard to get his ex-wife back, who also happens to be one of his best reporters. While going to great lengths to stop her re-marrying, they both get roped into the case of a murderer on the run, and she is drawn back to the news desk.
In New York high-society, a woman finds out through gossip that her husband is having an affair.
A couple (Irene Dunne, Cary Grant) get divorced, suspecting extra-marital affairs on both sides. As the days count down to the split being finalised, they can’t help but get in each other’s way to find new love.
When spies steal a man’s beloved locomotive, he takes an impromptu round-trip ticket through enemy lines to get it back.
This is a silly but self-aware sequel. It’s lost a bit of its edge over time but it’s still funny, and the two leads (Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill) have a real spark on-screen.
Four college students plan a heist of some of the most valuable books in America.
A practical first-person look into shaking off modern big-brother tracking technologies, from phones to credit cards to social media. Angwin takes a holistic view of trying to regain control of her privacy and anonymity and describes the pitfalls and anxieties involved with this.
Just a quick note to say you can now get site post updates via email.
In 1929, two Chicago musicians dress as women to join a girl band heading south to Florida, in order to flee the mob in Chicago.
Tony Curtis plays Sidney Falco, a snivelling press agent who fights hard to get column inches in a newspaper for his clients. He does anything he can to win the favour of sleazy columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster).
Two friends head off on the road to go on holiday, but wind up as fugitives when one of them kills an attacker. This one has regrettably sat on my unseen list for far too long, today it was finally time to rectify that.
A look into Theranos, the Silicon Valley startup that gathered $500m of investment to fund its secretive blood testing technology. Its founder Elizabeth Holmes became the poster child for young entrepreneurs, until it was discovered that her invention was not working, and never worked in the first place.
An ophthalmologist tries to avoid his ex-mistress, who threatens to ruin his marriage and career. Meanwhile, a married documentary filmmaker becomes enamoured with a colleague.
Three girls make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Their parents get wind of the plan and team up to try and stop them.
The tale of the outlaw has the power to capture the imagination like few others. For thousands of years we have glorified and romanticised certain types of criminals. We tell ourselves it’s wrong, and we keep watching.
I forgot how this is laden with pointless voice-overs and slightly cheesy montages. It also creates a bitter rivalry where there was actually friendship. Yet it still stands as one of the better racing films made, and a good portrait of both characters.
When the town doctor gets kidnapped, the Sheriff (Kurt Russell) heads up a search party to get her back.
A guy (Robert Pattinson) uses his mentally disabled brother as his accomplice in a bank heist. As they make their escape things go south and his brother gets arrested. Connie then tries to break his brother out of jail.
I wanted to see Jeremy Irons in the meeting room scene again. It was worth it.
The unlikely hit of a franchise is back, picking up the lead from the last chapter. John must shake off a hit out on his life, as it begins to feel like the whole of New York is bearing down on him.
We’re finally at the end of this unlikely trilogy. This time Robert Langdon must save the world from a virus created by a mad scientist that will wipe out half the human population.
The ‘unlikely friendship’ scenario is a Hollywood favourite, but this outsider take on the idea from Luc Besson is a one-of-a-kind.
Someone told me this was one of their favourite films, and with the two sequels (which I have not yet seen and did not know existed) it makes up one of their favourite trilogies. I remember thinking this film was faintly ridiculous when it came out but it’s been a while and rather than question this person’s judgement I thought I’d give it a fair crack of the whip.
A half-man half-Atlantian reluctantly takes on the task of stopping a war between land and water people by becoming the king of the seven seas.
After Moonraker we thought it might be a good idea to go and revisit some of Roger’s better work.