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Gifted ***½ (2017, Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate) – Movie Review

Mmm, nice, we get the sweet and soft side of Captain America (that would be Chris Evans) in this gentle and appealing heart-tugger, neatly handled by director Marc Webb and tastily written by writer and Tom Flynn. […]

Jun, 24

I Saw What You Did *** (1965, Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson) – Classic Movie Review 5654

Producer-director William Castle’s 1965 thriller was deemed good enough for showman Castle not to have to bother with all his usual advertising gimmicks and publicity tricks. Indeed, he was right, he didn’t have to, it […]

Jun, 23

Hysteria ** (1965, Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham, Lelia Goldoni) – Classic Movie Review 5653

‘TERRIFYING SUSPENSE …it will shock you out of your seat!’ Hysteria is the third and last – and least – of director Freddie Francis’s enjoyable Psycho-esque Hammer Horror psychological mystery thriller trilogy, after Paranoiac (1963) and Nightmare […]

Jun, 22

My Brother Jonathan *** (1947, Michael Denison Dulcie Gray, Ronald Howard, Beatrice Campbell, Stephen Murray) – Classic Movie Review 5652

Michael Denison stars as Dr Jonathan Dakers in the story and struggles of the English provincial doctor, based on the once famous novel by Francis Brett Young, and told in flashback to his World War […]

Jun, 22

Hampstead *** (2017, Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Simon Callow, Hugh Skinner) – Movie Review

Hampstead is quite sweet as an old-timers’ romance. Despite its rough edges, writing hesitancies and some dodgy performances, it is likeable and entertaining. Brisk and competent, Diane Keaton does the Diane Keaton turn satisfactorily, though […]

Jun, 22

Honey *** (2003, Jessica Alba, David Moscow, Mekhi Phifer) – Classic Movie Review 5651

Jessica Alba fresh from the 2000-2002 TV series Dark Angel is a peach as Honey Daniels, a sexy and feisty young dance instructor who starts a hip-hop class for ghetto kids. She is star spotted […]

Jun, 21

Porky’s ** (1981, Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Kim Cattrall, Art Hindle) – Classic Movie Review 5650

Writer-director Bob Clark’s irrepressibly, joyfully vulgar and smutty 1981 Canadian coming-of-age sex comedy hit the jackpot, following in the wake of Animal House (1978). It cost $25 million and earned $105 million at the US box office. A […]

Jun, 21

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