Films You Have to Watch at Least Once – The Classics

There are so many great films out there to be watched.  There really is.  My children are completely ignorant when it comes to classic cinema, as much as I really try to ignite some enthusiasm, alas, no. They tend to watch films from this century, and get really surprised when they actually do see a film pre 2000 and enjoy it. I have always loved films, from all eras and genres. So let me share with you 10 films that I consider as classics and recommend that you should watch at least once. Seven Samurai 1954 A poor village under … Continue reading Films You Have to Watch at Least Once – The Classics

Tasha-Li Talks Movies with…

Garry Campbell Garry is the Communications manager for Groundwork: A federation of charities working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. He is also my little brother! I asked him a few simple questions about his relationship with film. Here is how it went…  What is the first film that you remember watching? I can remember two but can’t quite remember which came first:  The Love Bug (1968) by Robert Stevenson and Flash Gordon (1980) by Alex Raymond.  I’m going to go with The Love Bug as being my first.   Did it happen to have … Continue reading Tasha-Li Talks Movies with…

The Films of…

A series about my favourite directors and their filmography. David Fincher David Fincher is a director that I have always admired, even when I didn’t know it was his work!  I say this because Fincher, like some of his contemporaries, … Continue reading The Films of…

Taxi Driver: Saint or Sinner?

Film: Taxi Driver (1976)  Director: Martin Scorsese  Genre: Crime/Drama/Character Study Starring: Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle Cybill Shepard as Betsy Jodie Foster as Iris Harvey Kietel as Sport “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody”. The Plot Ominous music plays as a car emerges out of steam into a dark and threatening urban landscape. The camera flashes on Travis Bickle’s eyes, which appear menacing. The first scene after the credits introduces us to Travis as he interviews for a job as a taxi driver. He tells the interviewer that he is … Continue reading Taxi Driver: Saint or Sinner?