Roller girl, film blogger and editor of Lead Jammer mag, Moxie McMurder picks her own top five for this week. Though mad, bad & dangerous to know, she’s clearly someone with a taste for the classics and the unusual.
Tuesday 20 January · 8:15pm
Phoenix Leicester – 4 Midland Street Leicester LE1 1TG
There Will Be Blood is an epic story concerning black gold, or oil to you and me. When I first heard about There Will Be Blood, I really didn’t think it would be my sort of film but boy was I wrong! There’s deception, greed and murder all played out in the dust. Daniel Day Lewis is on fine form as Daniel Plainview the prospecting protagonist and an excellent and at times very creepy performance from Paul Dano as twins Paul and Eli Sunday who might not be as trustworthy as they appear to be. A thrilling and explosive film.
Wednesday 21st January – 7:00pm
Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4UJ
Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy is a colourful tale and stars Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner as musical writer and conductors Gilbert and Sullivan. Topsy Turvy catches up with the men not long before Gilbert is inspired to write The Mikado which is inspired by a trip to a Japanese exhibition. Topsy Turvy not only takes you through how a Victorian theatre was run during but also makes note of various social changes from women smokers to drug use and abortion. But these are all side notes as the main thrust of the film is how a production can take over your life and that success may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
Wednesday 21st January – 7:45pm
The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London SE11 4TH
The Celluloid Closet is a 1995 documentary inspired by Vito Russo’s book that explores LGBT cinema from the 20’s right up to the 90’s. I’ve never read the book nor seen the documentary but I think it sounds rather interesting. The Celluloid Closet is being shown as part of the VITO Project which involves free monthly screenings providing an opportunity for discussion.
Saturday 24th January – 8:15pm
Chapter, Cardiff, Market Road, Canton Cardiff, Wales, CF5 1QE
It’s just a jump to the left…
You’re no doubt going to laugh but I saw the Rocky Horror Picture Show was I was about 10 years old and it changed my life. FOREVER. That sounds like a bold statement but it’s true. If you’ve never seen it before now is the time to get involved! This rock & roll B movie musical is feisty and a whole lot of fun. The songs are brilliant, it has bags of atmosphere and you never know, it might just change your life!
Sunday 25th January – 11:00am
Saffron Screen, Saffron Walden County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4UH
The Lion King has won numerous awards and remains one of the best Disney films. Inspired by Bible tales of Joseph and Moses and the Shakespear play Hamlet , The Lion King takes place in Africa and tells the story of a young cub called Simba who is decieved into thinking he is responsible for his father’s death and runs away.
The Lion King has some of the best Disney songs of the past 20 years and is full of comedy and heart…it’s not just for kids.
My name is Moxie McMurder and I’ve been watching films since the minute I left the womb. My parents owned video shop when I was young so I’ve literally been watching films my whole life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Horror is my jive but I like all genres really, but generally speaking the stranger, the better. I’m currently working on creating a UK film website but until then you can find me on Twitter @A_SharedMadness or at my blog: A Shared Madness