Howl's Moving Castle (Film)
Magical animated adventure. A young girl is forced to toil in her parents' hat shop. Her only joy is in her occasional meetings with a handsome stranger, Howl the wizard. But a witch sees her happiness and, in a jealous rage, curses her to be old. Ashamed and afraid, the girl flees to Howl's magic moving castle. Luckily, Howl sees her for who she really is and her courage and warmth bring happiness to the castle.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 2004, U, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Michael Curtiz's classic drama stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, who owns a shady bar in Second World War Casablanca. Into Rick's nest of Allied and Axis interests walk Victor Laszlo a resistance hero on the run to a neutral country, and his wife Ilsa Lund. She and Rick have history, which left him with a broken heart but will he find it in his heart to forgive her and save a life precious to her?
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet
(Black and White, Subtitles, 1942, U, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Pan's Labyrinth (Film)
In 1940s Spain, a young girl escapes from the horrifying brutality of her sadistic stepfather's military endeavours into a mysterious netherworld of magic and monsters where she is set three tasks that will see her crowned as princess of this strange kingdom.
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Starring: Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Álex Ángulo
(Editor's Choice, In Spanish with Subtitles, Widescreen, 2006, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
One Hour Photo (Film)
Robin Williams plays Sy Parrish, who runs a one-hour photo developing lab in a small shopping centre. He's a perfectionist about his work and generous to his regular customers, including a typical family headed by Will Yorkin. Over the years, he's seen the family grow through their photographs, but when he spots evidence of Yorkin being unfaithful, coupled with a threat to his own professional position, his already precarious mental state tips over the edge as his voyeurism becomes an obsession in Mark Romanek's chilling feature debut.
Director: Mark Romanek
Starring: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith, Erin Daniels, Paul H. Kim
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2002, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Film)
John Sturges' telling of the infamous battle in Tombstone stars Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday. When marshall Earp saves Holiday from a lynch mob, the pair form an unlkely friendship and when after several scrapes, end up in Tombstone, where Wyatt's cousin Virgil needs help with the Clanton family. Joined by brothers Morgan and JImmy, the Earps and Holliday ride into Tombstone and history. Love interest comes in the shape of Laura Denbow an independent lady who intrigues Wyatt and Kate Fisher, Holliday's long-suffering girl.
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Lyle Bettger
(Subtitles, 1957, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Hot Shots! (Film)
Topper Harley is a maverick air force pilot who constantly lives in the shadow of his father's legacy. Unable to handle the pressure, Harley has left the Air Force to live among a tribe of Native Americans. But when the United States seeks to destroy some Iraqi nuclear facilities there's only one man for the job.
Director: Jim Abrahams
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Kevin Dunn, Jon Cryer
(Widescreen, 1991, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Michael Caine, in his breakthrough role, stars as Alfie Elkins, a shallow and amoral sexual hedonist whose series of amorous adventures lead eventually to loneliness in Lewis Gilbert's swinging-sixties comedy drama.
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field
(Subtitles, Audio Described, 1966, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)