Movies – G

Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

In 1886 a shipwreck strands the Greystokes - a British couple of noble lineage - in the wilds of Africa, where the woman gives birth to a boy. After the death of his parents, the child is raised by apes. Twenty years later the young man, now known as Tarzan, rescues a wounded Belgian explorer,(...)

Grifters, The (1990)

Abounding in suspense, eroticism and dark comic twists, this is a subtle and stylish film noir about three con artists or "grifters," set in a stylised Southern California. Lilly Dillon (a blonde Anjelica Huston) is a grifter who has spent most of her life working racetracks for the Mob (she bets on long shots to lower the odds).(...)

Groove Tube, The (1974)

A medley of skits parodying news, sports and children's programmes, drama series and cooking shows, intermixed with fake commercials. As with most comedy ventures it is inconsistent, but its scatological scattergun approach means that it does occasionally hit some worthwhile targets - and when it does the film is rewardingly funny. With its X-rated, bad-taste(...)

Grosse Point Blank (1997)

Martin Q Blank (Cusak) is a hitherto successful hit man who has just hit burnout. After a bungled job, he gets the chance to redeem himself through a contract in Detroit. His old high school is in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe and, coincidentally, it is holding his 10-year high school reunion. Once in(...)

Groundhog Day (1993)

Mean-spirited TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day festival at a small town called Punxsutawney, in Pennsylvania. Stranded by a snowstorm, which he failed to predict, Phil inexplicably wakes up the following morning to discover that it's still the day before, and it slowly dawns on the world-weary forecaster(...)

Group, The (1966)

Based on Mary McCarthy's best-selling novel of the same title, this film traces the lives of a group of women friends through the beginning of World War II. It was really little more than a high class soap opera, but a lot of fun to watch thanks to the lively and skilful cast. Joan Hackett(...)

Groupie Girl (1969)

Pandering to the tabloid image of the time of hippies as irresponsible, amoral, drug-taking wasters, Groupie Girl presented the British youth of 1969 in the sleaziest way possible. Filmed in 'cautionary tale' style, the movie's thoughtful and perversely satisfying story follows bored suburbanite Sally, played convincingly by ex-stripper Esme Johns. Rebelling against her conservative upbringing, Sally has(...)

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are unforgettable as the perplexed parents in this landmark 1967 movie about mixed marriage. Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), is the beautiful daughter of crusading publisher Matthew Drayton (Tracy), and his patrician wife, Christina (Hepburn). Joanna returns home from vacation in Hawaii with her new fiancée, John Wade Prentice (Sidney Poitier),(...)

Gumshoe (1972)

Stephen Frear’s debut feature is part pastiche and part traditional thriller. Despite its parody approach, Gumshoe works surprisingly well and comes off as an affectionate tribute to The Maltese Falcon and the hardboiled noir films of yore. A Liverpudlian comedian and bingo-caller, Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney), fantasizes of becoming a private eye in the style of Raymond Chandler’s gumshoe(...)

Gunfight At The OK Corral (1957)

John Sturges's staging of the famous battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang in Tombstone, Arizona, on 26 October 1881, was not the first film version. But this film is a little more accurate than John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946). Ford, for example, has Earp's associate Doc Holliday killed in the battle. In fact he(...)

Gung Ho (1986)

Before he made the likes of Apollo 13 (1995), Ron Howard directed this small but often enjoyable comedy. When car factory foreman Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice, Batman) persuades a Japanese auto firm to reopen his hometown's defunct auto factory, he's a hero. But when the Japanese hire him to enforce their ultra-efficient policies among his American co-workers,(...)

Guns of Navarone, The (1961)

Gregory Peck's stalwart band of Blighty's finest heroes risk life and limb to destroy huge German gun emplacements threatening Allied ships in the Aegean and rescue a garrison of stranded soldiers. The six-man commando team consists of mountaineer Captain Mallory (Peck), humanitarian explosive’s expert Corporal Miller (David Niven), Greek resistance fighter Andrea Stravos (Anthony Quinn),(...)

Guru, The (1968)

Michael York stars as disaffected British rock star Tom Pickle (a thinly disguised George Harrison perchance?) who travels to India looking for enlightenment, in director James Ivory's rarely-seen portrait of the collision between cultures Ancient and Mod. An intelligent satire on the mid-60s trend of dissatisfied western pop stars jetting in to the Indian sub-continent(...)

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Guys & Dolls is pretty much the most foolproof of the great musicals. For one thing, it was adapted from the eternally hilarious stories of Broadway's lovably bawdy bandits (in particular the sweetly tall tale, The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown) by America's wittiest, most original humorist, legendary newspaper man Damon Runyon. For another, composer/lyricist Frank Loesser's(...)

Gypsy (1962)

Based on the memoirs of striptease queen Gypsy Rose Lee, the film follows her early years in vaudeville, which involved being dragged from one musical theatre to another by her domineering and ambitious mother. Rosalind Russell stars as Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne's fabulous Rose Hovick, the mother (and-a-half) of real-life stripper Gypsy Rose Lee,(...)

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