100 Word Review – Misery (1990)

Kathy Bates is extraordinary in this film.

Acclaimed writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan), whose car comes off the road on an isolated highway, is rescued by Annie Wilkes (Bates), his biggest fan.

A wonderful, terrifying thriller about the power of fame and idolisation.

I’ve never been more scared of anyone than I am of Bates in this film. She won an Oscar for her performance. Adapted by William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Marathon Man) from Stephen King’s novel and directed by Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, This Is Spinal Tap), it’s a story constructed by master storytellers, delivered with perfection.

100 Word Review – The Princess Bride (1987)

Based on the wonderful, unmissable and inconceivable book by William Goldman (screenwriter of Butch Cassidy, Marathon Man and Misery), we follow Buttercup (Robin Wright) in a fairytale like no other.

In love with a farm boy (Cary Elwes), engaged to an evil prince (Chris Sarandon), Buttercup encounters friendly giants, vengeful spaniards and confusing Sicillians on her quest for true love.

This film is a masterpiece of romance, adventure and wit. I defy anyone to watch this film and not enjoy themselves. Just so long as they remember to watch out for the R.O.U.S in the Fire Swamp and the Albino…