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The Big Sick **** (2017, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano) – Movie Review

The Big Sick is very sweet and very funny, and very well sustained for its epic two hours. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan are good but Holly Hunter is outstanding. Even the hospital stuff is funny, […]

Jul, 28

It’s Always Fair Weather *** (1955, Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray, Michael Kidd) – Classic Movie Review 5673

Back on the town, following On the Town (1949) that is, three wartime GI buddies, Ted (Gene Kelly), Doug (Dan Dailey) and Angie (Michael Kidd), meet up again at a New York bar on 11 October […]

Jun, 26

Colossal * (2016, Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Dan Stevens, Tim Blake Nelson) – Movie Review

Anne Hathaway stars as the hard-drinking, out-of-work writer Gloria, who is dumped and kicked out of his apartment by her unsympathetic English boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens), who has had enough of her drinking and forgetfulness. […]

May, 21

A Double Life **** (1947, Ronald Colman, Shelley Winters, Signe Hasso, Edmond O’Brien, Millard Mitchell, Ray Collins) – Classic Movie Review 5359

Director George Cukor’s 1947 double Oscar-winning film noir crime thriller stars Ronald Colman, who is on sensitive, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning Best Actor form as a tortured actor called Anthony John, who is increasingly tormented […]

Apr, 28

Sweet Dreams **** (1985, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 5181

Director Karel Reisz’s 1985 biopic stars the highly estimable Jessica Lange, who impersonates Fifties country singer Patsy Cline (and mimes to her recordings) in one of the best performances of her career in an extremely […]

Mar, 20

Normal Life **** (1996, Luke Perry, Ashley Judd, Bruce A Young) – Classic Movie Review 5131

This outstanding 1996 Bonnie and Clyde-style neo noir crime thriller comes from John McNaughton, the director of the highly controversial Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986). Former TV sex magnet Luke (Beverly Hills 90210) Perry […]

Mar, 10

Bad Influence ***½ (1990, Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Kathleen Wilhoite) – Classic Movie Review 4393

James Spader stars as Michael, a wimpy financial executive who takes lessons in the ways of the world from cruel charmer Alex (Rob Lowe) and walks into violence and disaster. And then, after lashings of […]

Sep, 21

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