The best american version of a british accent ever.
This Is Spinal Tap
(1984) Starring:Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Ed Begley Director:Rob Reiner Certificate:
Ageing Brit-rockers Spinal Tap embark on a tour of the United States, hampered by the usual tour hassles - banned albums, technical problems, a diminutive Stonehenge, spontaneously combusting drummers... Rob Reiner's 'rockumentary' spoofs the genre and is reliably reported to be popular viewing in ..read more »
(1973) Starring:Ramon Bieri, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek Director:Terrence Malick Certificate:
A garbage collector (Martin Sheen) and his impressionable girlfriend (Sissy Spacek) kill her father when he disapproves of their relationship, and embark on a homicidal trail of destruction across the Midwestern United States. Based on the true case of Starkweather and Fugate in the 1950s, Terrence ..read more »
(1986) Starring:Lan, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn Director:James Cameron Certificate:
James Cameron's sequel to the highly successful 'Alien'. Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor of the alien attack on the 'Nostromo', awakes after 57 years in suspended animation when she is picked up by a salvage ship. She is put to work by the Company, but is horrified to discover ..read more »
Five Easy Pieces
(1970) Starring:Susan Anspach, Fannie Flagg, Karen Black Director:Bob Rafelson Certificate:
A disaffected man seeks a sense of identity in one of the key films of Hollywood's 1970s New Wave. Once a promising pianist from a family of classical musicians, Bobby Eroica Dupea (Jack Nicholson, in his first major starring role) leads a blue-collar life as an oil rigger, living with needy ..read more »
Sacrilege maybe but I still prefer the voice over.
(1982) Starring:Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
Four illegal humanoids, led by Rutger Hauer, have infiltrated 21st Century Los Angeles. Blade Runner hitman Harrison Ford, is recruited to eliminate the convincing android beings before they cause any damage or create unrest in the paranoid hi-tech urban society.
What a script. One of the few one room films that really works.
12 Angry Men
(1957) Starring:E.G. Marshall, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb Director:Sidney Lumet Certificate:
Adapted from Reginald Rose's television play, this film marked the directing debut of Sidney Lumet. At the end of a murder trial in New York City, the twelve jurors retire to consider the verdict. The man in the dock is a young Puerto Rican accused of killing his father, and eleven of the twelve ..read more »
(1979) Starring:Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
When Kane (John Hurt) and the crew of the spaceship 'Nostromo' investigate a transmission from a deserted planet, he is attacked by an unknown organism which attaches itself to his face. The crew cut the creature off, but not before it has made Kane the host of a monstrous alien killer, one which ..read more »
The African Queen
(1951) Starring:Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull Director:John Huston Certificate:
After years of wooing director John Huston via good reviews, film critic James Agee was given a chance to write the screenplay for a Huston picture. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-..read more »