Favourites: for a variety of reasons not all critical but All fun.
A personal selection of Homeless Cinema's favourite movies. Different styles, genres and reasons for inclusion. All the films here, have at one time or another made my life better - just by watching them. They are not necessarily critically acclaimed and as is the nature of personal favourites ... may not tickle you but ... send us your favs.
Assault on Precinct 13 1976
1:31:45 Dir: John Carpenter.Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 American independent action thriller film written, directed, scored and edited by John Carpenter. It stars Austin Stoker as a police officer who defends a defunct precinct against an attack by a relentless criminal gang, along with Darwin Joston as a convicted murderer who helps him. Laurie Zimmer, Tony Burton, Martin West and Nancy Kyes co-star as other defenders of the precinct. Assault was initially met with mixed reviews and unimpressive box-office returns in the United States. However, when the film premiered in the 1977 London Film Festival, it received an ecstatic review by festival director Ken Wlaschin that led to critical acclaim first in Britain and then throughout Europe. It has garnered a considerable cult following and reappraisal from critics, with many evaluating the film as one of the best action films of its era and of Carpenter's career.
Fred Perry Subculture: Mods
10:50. One of a series of short web documentaries about musical styles, fashions, attitudes and youth movements. This one concentrates on the English Mods of the early 60s. The link will take you to see all of them if you wish - all are well worth a watch.
Ladies and Gentlemen ... Mr LEONARD COHEN
44 min A product of the Canadian National Film Board this documentary follows Cohen in the 60s; where he is mostly known as an intellectual and a poet/ writer well before the huge international music success of later life. This film shows his early life, his charm and intelligence. Production Credits
Kate Tempest Live in London 1:02:02
Kate Tempest (born Kate Esther Calvert, 22 December 1985) is an English poet.......
A truly stunning new talent. Articulate funny and moving. Kate is an energising empathetic whirlwind of hard truth. Best thing for me of 2017.
If... (1968) Lindsay Anderson
1:15:46 An allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. A fascinating funny and arch movie that was Malcolm McDowells first starring role. Word is that Malcolm turned up to the audition believing he had no chance so when he had his chance he simply kissed the girl long and hard so if that was all he got it would be enough - as it turned out that cheek got him the role .. and a career. Production Credits
Dog Soldiers 1:44:57 2002 UK
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. Taut, intelligent, filmicly aware this is a sit down, shut up and enjoy movie - one of my top 100. Nothing is wasted and all the actors here are on the verge of greater appreciation. Shot cheaply, at night and with a real camraderie in the cast and I'm guessing in the crew. Director: Neil Marshall Writer: Neil Marshall Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham. Production Credits