Moviegeek5: Essential John Wayne

Moviegeek5: Essential John Wayne


Moviegeek5: Essential John Wayne

Few Hollywood actor have as iconic status as john Wayne. His influence may have been forgotten for a while after hi film persona and personal political and social views grew out of fashion and sparked controversy towards the end of his life, but still he often creeps up when the conversation falls on favourite actors. ..

Pale Rider

Pale Rider


Pale Rider

Release year: 1985 Director: Clint Eastwood Screenwriter: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel, Doug Mcgrath Ratings: Cannes: Nominated for Palme d’Or. A small mining camp is threatened by a neighbouring landowner (Richard Dysart) determined to take over the land. When a mysterious ..

Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens


Cowboys & Aliens

Release year: 2011 Director: Jon Favreau Screenwriter: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtszman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (comic book) Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Paul Dano, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Clancy Brown, Abigail Spencer A cowboy (Daniel Craig) wakes up in Arizona,1873, with no memory of who he is or ..

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma


3:10 to Yuma

Release year: 2007 Director: James Mangold Screenwriter: Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Elmore Leonard (short story) Starring: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Tudyk Ratings: 2 Oscar nominations: Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing. Small-time farmer Dan Evans (Christian Bale) volunteers to help transfer dangerous ..

The Gundown

The Gundown


The Gundown

Release year: 2011 Director: Dustin Rikert Screenwriter: Dustin Rikert, William Shockley Starring: Peter Coyote, Sheree J. Wilson, Andrew W. Walker, William Shockley, Veronica Milagros, Allison Gordon, Tyler Kain Cole Brandt (Andrew W. Walker), a gun-for-hire seeking justice, arrives in the town of Dead River, a town led by outlaw Travis McCain (William Shockley) and in ..

Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum)

Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum)


Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum)

Release year: 1979 Director: Volker Schlöndorff Screenwriter: Günter Grass (novel), Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski, Tina Engel, Berta Drews, Ilse Pagé Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Foreign Movie. Cannes: Palme d’Or. Moviegeek Sunday Classic When three-year old Oskar (David Bennent) sees the crazy world ..

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life


The Tree of Life

Director: Terrence Mallick Writer: Terrence Mallick Starring: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Jessica Fuselier, Nicolas Gonda Rating: Nominated for 3 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography. Won the Palme d’Or. The story of a boy’s childhood and the influence his parent’s conflicting views have on ..

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart


Wild at Heart

Release year: 1990 Director: David Lynch Screenwriter: David Lynch, Barry Gifford (novel) Starring: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Harry Dean Stanton, Crispin Glover, Isabella Rossellini Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Supporting Actress (Diane Ladd). 1 Golden Globes nomination: Best Supporting Actress (Diane Ladd). Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or. Passionately in ..

Rams (Hrútar)

Rams (Hrútar)


Rams (Hrútar)

Release year: 2016 Director: Grímur Hákonarson Screenwriter: Grímur Hákonarson Starring: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júllísson, Charlotte Bøving, Jón Benónýsson, Gunnar Jónsson, Sveinn Òlafur Gunnarsson Ratings: Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard Award. In a remote Icelandic valley, two brothers tend to their sheep in houses next to each other,but haven’t spoken in years. When one brother, ..

The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte)

The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte)


The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte)

Release Year: 2010 Director: Michelangelo Frammartino Writer: Michelangelo Frammartino Starring: Guiseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano, Artemio Vallone, Domenico Cavallo, Peppe Cavallo, Santo Cavallo, Isisdoro Chiero, Iolanda Manno, Cesare Ritorito Rating: Won 2 prizes at Cannes: the Label Europa Cinema prize (Michelangelo Frammartino), Palm Dog – Jury Prize (Vuk). The quiet life of a medieval village in ..