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I’ll Never Forget What’s ’Isname *** (1967, Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White) – Classic Movie Review 5898

Producer-director Michael Winner’s typically unsubtle 1967 Swinging Sixties tragi- comedy stars Oliver Reed as Andrew Quint, a conscience-stricken adman who smashes up his desk and quits the business for an honest life in literature, but […]

Aug, 11

The Star **** (1952, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood) – Classic Movie Review 2747

In Stuart Heisler’s 1952 romantic and Hollywood drama Bette Davis boldly takes on a role written for her arch-rival Joan Crawford, who then turned it down, about Margaret ‘Maggie’ Elliot, a has-been star who tries for […]

Jul, 28

Hilary and Jackie *** (1998, Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths) – Classic Movie Review 1693

Director Anand Tucker’s 1998 drama is an impeccably acted, quite imaginatively handled version of the true story of the brilliant British cellist Jacqueline du Pré (Emily Watson) and her devoted musician sister Hilary (Rachel Griffiths). […]

Sep, 20

Beyond the Sea **** (2004, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Greta Scacchi) Classic Movie Review 1329

Writer-director Kevin Spacey’s 2004 movie is his second as director, following 1996’s Albino Alligator. They couldn’t be more different films. That one was a set-bound, ensemble thriller with no appearance by the star. This one is […]

Jun, 15

Nixon *** (1995, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Joan Allen, Powers Booth, Ed Harris, E G Marshall, David Paymer, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, J T Walsh, James Woods) – Classic Movie Review 1216

Co-writer/director Oliver Stone tackles the tarnished President Richard Nixon in his fascinating but flawed 1995 biopic and real-life drama. In an idiosyncratic portrait, Nixon is shown as a foul-mouthed, emotionally crippled drunkard. Anthony Hopkins, a […]

May, 15

A Star Is Born ***** (1954, Judy Garland, James Mason, Charles Bickford, Jack Carson) – Classic Movie Review 1125

Director George Cukor’s triumphant 1954 classic musical is a stupendous remake of the 1937 Fredric March-Janet Gaynor classic A Star Is Born. Judy Garland and James Mason at their wonderful best as the doomed star […]

Apr, 20

Wimbledon ** (2004, Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill, Eleanor Bron, Bernard Hill) – Classic Film Review 640

Reality is left far behind in this airy-fairy romantic comedy and oh-so-shallow sports drama that’s pretty lame and useless but is a harmless time-passer and good for a few giggles. It’s saved more or less singlehandedly […]

Jan, 06

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