Billy's Film Reviews.

A series of film reviews and opinion pieces from a film student and all round movie lover! Happy reading!

Do The Right Thing – 1989 (Classic Review)

★★★★★ Release: 1989 Directed By: Spike Lee Written By: Spike Lee Produced By: Spike Lee Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Spike Lee Running Time: 120 Minutes Spike Delivers The Double Truth, Ruth! … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jackie Brown (1997) – Classic Review

★★★★ Release: 1997 Directed By: Quentin Tarantino Produced By: Lawrence Bender Written By: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster Running Time: 154 Minutes Reserved Dogs Make Third Outing The Charm. … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Classic Review

★★★★★ Release: 1980 Directed By: Irvin Kershner Produced By: Gary Kurtz Written By: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Running Time: 124 Minutes Superior Saga Sequel Strikes Stupendously.  To many, … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Star Wars (1977) – Classic Review

★★★★ ½ Release: 1977 Directed By: George Lucas Produced By: Gary Kurtz Written By: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Running Time: 121 Minutes The Old Testament By George Lucas. It is nearly … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Akira (1988) – Classic Review

★★★★ ½ Release: 1988 Directed By: Katsuhiro Otomo Produced By: Ryōhei Suzuki, Shunzō Katō Written By: Katsuhiro Otomo (Manga series) Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozumo Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Taro Ishida Running Time: 121 Minutes Landmark Japanimation Proves Influential … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trainspotting (1996) – Classic Review

★★★★ ½ Release: 1996 Directed By: Danny Boyle Produced By: Andrew Macdonald Written By: Irvine Welsh (Novel), John Hodge (Screenplay) Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd Running Time: 93 Minutes Watching Danny Boyle’s … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Matrix (1999) – Classic Review

★★★★ ½ Release: 1999 Directed By: The Wachowski Brothers Produced By: Joel Silver Written By: The Wachowski Brothers Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburn, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss Running Time: 136 Minutes Andrew Brown once commented on … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jurassic Park (1993) – Classic Review

★★★★ ½ Release: 1993 Directed By: Steven Spielberg Produced By: Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen Written By: Michael Crichton, David Koepp Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough Running Time: 127 Minutes What a … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) – Classic Review

This is the film that I heard so much about when I was growing up. It was the film that defined not only Mel Gibson’s career, but also Australian cinema … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) – Classic Review

It’s difficult to fully grasp the meaning within some of Stanley Kubrick’s most famous works. What was the ending of “2001: A Space Odyssey” really representing? Why was room 237 so significant? … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment