FILM TALK Episode #13: Victim (1961), Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, dir. Basil Dearden

Victim is a classic 1961 British suspense film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. Bogarde plays a successful barrister, Melville Farr, who has a thriving London practice and is on course to become a judge and is happily married to Laura, played by Sylvia Syms. Farr is approached by Jack, a working class man with whom he had a brief relationship. Farr turns him away, suspecting that he is attempting to blackmail him, but Jack has fallen victim to blackmailers himself and is desperate for help. Championed by Morris Bright. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #13: Victim (1961), Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, dir. Basil Dearden”

FILM TALK Episode #9: Galaxy Quest (1999), Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman – Championed by Phil Campbell

Galaxy Quest is a 1999 science-fiction comedy directed by Dean Parisot, which takes a warm-hearted dip into the intergalactic world classic science-fiction films and TV series, and their incredibly enthusiastic fans. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #9: Galaxy Quest (1999), Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman – Championed by Phil Campbell”

FILM TALK Episode #8: Goodfellas (1990), Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco – Championed by Morris Bright

Martin Scorsese’s 1990 Goodfellas stars Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, telling the story of the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill, his friends and his family over a twenty-five year period between 1955 and 1980. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #8: Goodfellas (1990), Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco – Championed by Morris Bright”

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”