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The Return of Dr Fu Manchu *** (1930, Warner Oland, O P Heggie, Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton) – Classic Movie Review 5819

Director Rowland V Lee’s creaky but creepy 1930 Paramount horror thriller brings back Warner Oland, who is fun re-creating his role as Sax Rohmer’s evil criminal mastermind Dr Fu Manchu from the 1929 film The […]

Jul, 28

David Lynch: The Art Life **** (2016, David Lynch) – Movie Review

Director Jon Nguyen’s 2016 biographical documentary is fascinating, informative, entertaining and richly enjoyable. It throws much light on David Lynch’s art, which is remarkable and much less well known than his films. Lynch proves as […]

Jul, 11

A Woman of Affairs **** (1928, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, John Gilbert, Johnny Mack Brown, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr) – Classic Movie Review 5329

Director Clarence Brown’s diverting and enduring 1928 silent movie stars a vivacious Greta Garbo as Diana Merrick, a reckless English socialite with a bad reputation founded on her silence about her husband (Johnny Mack Brown), […]

Apr, 20

Golden Boy ***** (1939, Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Adolphe Menjou, Joseph Calleia, Lee J Cobb, Sam Levene) – Classic Movie Review 5201

In 1939 director Rouben Mamoulian films Clifford Odets’s classic theatre play (with Luther Adler on stage) and it becomes a star-making tour de force for William Holden as a prizefighter Joe Bonaparte, encouraged by tough […]

Mar, 26

Boys Town **** (1938, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull) – Classic Movie Review 5020

Director Norman Taurog’s quintessentially sincere 1938 double Oscar-winning biographical drama provides an excellent showcase for Spencer Tracy, who won his second Best Actor Oscar in consecutive years for his iconic performance in the role of […]

Feb, 12

Smoke (1995, Harvey Keitel) – Classic Film Review 1057

‘Five strangers. Four secrets. Three schemes. Two best friends. And one neighbourhood hangout where the world still makes sense.’ Director Wayne Wang’s 1995 drama, based on the novel by Paul Auster, is a civilised success. […]

Apr, 05

Snitch ***½ (2013, Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Benjamin Bratt) – Movie Review

Ever thought you’d see The Rock cry? Dwayne Johnson goes in to full-on acting mode as John Matthews, boss of his own construction company, who agrees to go undercover for the FDA after his estranged […]

Jun, 20

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