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La Terra Trema **** (1948, Antonio Arcidiacono, voices of Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli) – Classic Movie Review 5716

Director Luchino Visconti’s documentary-style 1948 neo-realist masterpiece is centred on the day-to-day working and living existence of a fisherman, ‘Ntoni Valastro (Antonio Arcidiacono), his family and the people from Aci Trezza, a small Sicilian village near Catania. It is […]

Jul, 05

The Island * (1980, Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass) – Classic Movie Review 5548

The Jaws writer Peter Benchley adapts his own novel and comes back together with the Jaws producers Richard D Zanuck and David Brown for a movie they would no doubt rather forget. Probably Michael Caine isn’t too […]

Jun, 04

The White Sheikh [Lo Sceicco Bianco] **** (1952, Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina) – Classic Movie Review 5510

This early Federico Fellini 1952 movie, his first as writer and sole director (after jointly filming 1951’s Lights of Variety), is an extremely eye-catching and highly diverting triumph. It focuses on a Rome honeymooning couple, Wanda […]

May, 27

The Single Standard *** (1929, Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, John Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler) – Classic Movie Review 5323

Director John S Robertson’s soapy 1929 silent movie drama, based on Adela Rogers St Johns’s 1928 romantic novel, is remembered, if at all, really only because it stars Greta Garbo. But that is enough! Garbo […]

Apr, 20

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution *** (1976, Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Laurence Olivier) – Classic Movie Review 4917

Producer-director Herbert Ross’s 1976 comedy thriller is an awkwardly realised but enjoyable pastiche of a Sherlock Holmes adventure. An oddly cast Robert Duvall struggles a bit as a married Dr John H Watson, who sets […]

Jan, 22

Jaws: The Revenge [Jaws 4] * (1987, Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young, Michael Caine) – Classic Movie Review 4901

Producer-director Joseph Sargent’s 1987 fourth and final part of the shark saga has only its star Lorraine Gary as Ellen Brody, widow of Roy Scheider’s character police chief Brody, surviving from the first two films, Jaws […]

Jan, 16

The Long Ships ** (1964, Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn, Rosanna Schiaffino, Oscar Homolka ) – Classic Movie Review 4434

Richard Widmark is absurdly cast as Rolfe, a Viking, and Sidney Poitier not much better as Prince Aly Mansuh, leader of the Moors, who come to blows over the Golden Bell in director Jack Cardiff’s amusingly […]

Sep, 29


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