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Getting Even with Dad * (1994, Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly) – Classic Movie Review 5771

Director Howard Deutsch’s turgid, rather bad tempered 1994 comedy with hints of a thriller plot fails to find gainful employment for child star Macaulay Culkin as motherless kid Timmy who is dumped on his estranged […]

Jul, 16

The Addams Family **** (1991, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman) – Classic Movie Review 5686

Director Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 movie is a witty, often hilarious Gothic black comedy based on the Sixties TV show, in turn based on the macabre cartoons by Charles Addams, with ideal casting in Anjelica Huston, […]

Jun, 29

House of Games **** (1987, Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Ricky Jay, J T Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 4004

American Pulitzer-prize winning playwright David Mamet makes a clever directorial début with this teasing 1987 thriller. It stars his then wife Lindsay Crouse as control-freak psychiatrist Margaret Ford, who makes the mistake of deciding to help […]

Jul, 12

We’re No Angels **** (1989, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, James Russo, Ray McAnally, Demi Moore) – Classic Movie Review 3361

Talented Irish director Neil Jordan’s 1989 feature is his first American movie, a remake of director Michael Curtiz’s 1954 movie with Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray Joan Bennett and Basil Rathbone. Robert De Niro and Sean Penn play small-time hoods in […]

Feb, 15

The Flim Flam Man [One Born Every Minute] *** (1967, George C Scott, Michael Sarrazin, Sue Lyon, Harry Morgan, Jack Albertson, Alice Ghostley, Albert Salmi, Slim Pickens) – Classic Movie Review 3187

The unlikely pair of George C Scott and Michael Sarrazin team up to star in this folksy 1967 small-town comedy as an ageing conman called Mordecai Jones and a young army deserter named Curley who […]

Dec, 27

Mr Lucky *** (1943, Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper) – Classic Movie Review 2341

‘You call that purling? You dropped a stitch,’ Joe Adams (Cary Grant). Director H C Potter’s 1943 comedy stars Cary Grant who is not terribly lucky with the script here, based on the story Bundles […]

Mar, 31

Paper Moon ***** (1973, Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal, Madeline Kahn) – Classic Movie Review 2283

Director Peter Bogdanovich’s superlative 1973 Great Depression-era comedy drama was the perfect showcase for Ryan O’Neal and his daughter Tatum O’Neal as a conman Bible seller called Moses Pray and the precocious brat Addie he finds […]

Mar, 19

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