Carrie
Films / Horror

Carrie

Carrie is the sort of movie you watch as a teenager and enjoy without getting much out of. It’s only when you revisit it as an adult, having gained a far greater understanding of cinema, that you understand what an accomplished and brilliant movie it is. Brian de Palma’s 1976 horror movie is a fantastic … Continue reading

The Exorcist
Films / Horror

The Exorcist

The Exorcist is widely considered to be the scariest horror movie of all time. William Friedkin’s movie, adapted from William Peter Blatty’s novel, caused a huge stir upon its release in 1973 – audiences were absolutely terrified by it, and to this day, the movie sits firmly atop top ten horror movie lists. But it’s a … Continue reading

Taxi Driver
Drama / Films / Thriller

Taxi Driver

Martin Scorsese remains one of cinema’s strongest filmmakers, best known for classics such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Mean Streets, with Taxi Driver standing out as the high point of his career. Taxi Driver, directed by Scorsese but written by Paul Schrader,  is a phenomenal movie, often found at the top end of greatest ever lists, and with good reason … Continue reading

Boogie Nights
Comedy / Drama / Films

Boogie Nights

The 90s were a remarkable time for movies – the rise of indie studios like Miramax, New Line and Lions Gate lead for a new cinematic wave, with numerous original, intelligent and very well made movies gracing the screen. The decade has a lot in common with the 70s – the pre-Star Wars years, before the … Continue reading