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Gold Diggers of 1935 ***** (1935, Dick Powell Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady, Hugh Herbert, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Winifred Shaw, Grant Mitchell) – Classic Movie Review 5893

Come along and listen to the Oscar-winning ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ (sung by Winifred [Wini] Shaw), and marvel at the choreography of director Busby Berkeley in this third movie in the Gold Diggers series. Harry Warren (music) and Al […]

Aug, 10

The Uncanny * (1977, Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Joan Greenwood, Susan Penhaligon, Samantha Eggar, John Vernon) – Classic Movie Review 5856

Peter Cushing, starring as horror writer Wilbur Gray, and Ray Milland, as Frank Richards, link three rather timid terror tales that spring from the idea that cats are diabolic animals that are in control of […]

Aug, 05

Le Chat [The Cat] **** (1971, Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal, Nicole Desailly) – Classic Movie Review 5552

Co-writer/ director Pierre Granier-Deferre’s compelling and disturbing 1971 film adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon about a late middle-aged Parisian couple’s troubled, angst-ridden domestic life, which is characterised by a shared disgust and the […]

Jun, 04

Cat People *** (1982, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard) – Classic Movie Review 5485

Co-writer/ director Paul Schrader’s under-rated 1982 horror movie remakes the 1942 chiller classic Cat People. Nastassja Kinski stars as the beautiful young woman called Irena Gallier who was raised by adoptive parents. Now she is […]

May, 20

The Aristocats ***½ (1970, voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Maurice Chevalier, Sterling Holloway) – Classic Movie Review 5175

Producer-director Wolfgang Reitherman’s 1970 animated feature tells screen-writer Larry Clemmons’s story of an aristocratic cat and her three kittens, who are kidnapped and abandoned in the country by a mean butler who is afraid that they […]

Mar, 18

Scorpio **** (1972, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, J D Cannon) – Classic Movie Review 5061

The 1972 Scorpio, based on the story by David W Rintels, is arguably director Michael Winner’s best film. It re-teams Winner with Burt Lancaster, his star in another of his successes, Lawman (1971). Scorpio is a smoothly twisting […]

Feb, 25

Elle **** (2016, Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Jonas Bloquet, Charles Berling, Judith Magre, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel) – Movie Review

Director Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-involving 2016 crime drama is an extraordinary film. Isabelle Huppert is astonishing in a huge and complex star role as Michèle, the apparently supremely self-confident boss of a successful video game company, who is attacked […]

Feb, 08

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