RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman – #FILMTALK Review

Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg, is the first instalment in the Indiana Jones franchise and stars Harrison Ford as archaeologist Indiana Jones, who battles a group of Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant; a welcome addition to our list of the 100 greatest films ever made. Continue reading “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman – #FILMTALK Review”

FILM TALK Episode #7: Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, directed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s epic 2000 historical drama, Gladiator is set in AD 180 and tells the story of Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius. Emperor Marcus Aurelius tells Maximus that his own son, Commodus, is unfit to rule, and that he wishes Maximus to succeed him. Commodus, murders his father, seizes the throne and attempts kills Maximus’ family. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the gladiatorial ranks to avenge his family and the emperor. Gladiator stars Russell Crowe, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris and Oliver Reed. Championed by Mark Priest. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #7: Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, directed by Ridley Scott”

FILM TALK Episode #6: The Apartment (1960) Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, dir. Billy Wilder – Championed by Phil Campbell

Billy Wilder’s classic 1960 romantic comedy, The Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, ably supported by Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Willard Waterman, David White, Hope Holiday, and Edie Adams. Championed by Phil Campbell. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #6: The Apartment (1960) Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, dir. Billy Wilder – Championed by Phil Campbell”

FILM TALK Episode #3: Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard – Championed by Phil Campbell

This week’s FILM TALK features one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest films, Modern Times, his iconic 1936 statement on the effects of the mass production on the world. The film sees his familiar tramp character struggling to survive in a modern industrial society and stars Paulette Goddard, alongside Charlie, who wrote, directed and produced the film. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #3: Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard – Championed by Phil Campbell”

FILM TALK Episode #1: Some Like It Hot (1959) Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe – Championed by Morris Bright MBE

No drum roll, no big flourish, just the best films and the best in film conversation as we formally launch our brand new weekly classic film VLOG magazine, RABBIT & SNAIL’S FILM TALK. Quite simply, it’s all about the greatest films ever made. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #1: Some Like It Hot (1959) Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe – Championed by Morris Bright MBE”