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Land of Mine [Under sandet] **** (2015, Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman) – Movie Review

Roland Møller stars as Danish Sergeant Carl Rasmussen who supervises a group of young German PoWs forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines in post-World War Two Denmark. Writer-director Martin Zandvliet’s important, beautiful and moving Oscar-nominated Best Foreign […]

Aug, 12

Unleashed [Danny the Dog] **** (2005, Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman) – Classic Movie Review 5501

Director Louis Leterrier’s 2005 British-French martial arts action thriller is really weird and uncomfortable but it remains a top action film and, arguably, Jet Li’s best English language movie. It is as tough as it is quirky, and provides […]

May, 26

Call of the Wild **** (1935, Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen, Frank Conroy, Sidney Toler) – Classic Movie Review 5497

Producer Darryl F Zanuck at the Twentieth Century studio sidelines much of the incident of Jack London’s famous great outdoors action-adventure novel in favour of Clark Gable romancing Loretta Young. But this robust and lusty […]

May, 25

A Dog’s Purpose **½ (2017, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, K J Apa, Britt Robertson) – Movie Review

Director Lasse Hallström’s comedy drama is far fetched but quite sweet just the same, well acted and handled with conviction. It’s a cheeky sort of film that sits up and begs you to love it. […]

May, 03

Mystery Date ** (1991, Ethan Hawke, Teri Polo, Brian McNamara, Fisher Stevens, B D Wong) – Classic Movie Review 5294

Director Jonathan Wacks’s 1991 teen romantic comedy crime drama stars the young Ethan Hawke, who is good as gawky, gauche teenage kid Tom McHugh, who fancies the cute blonde girl next door, Geena Matthews (Teri […]

Apr, 15

Jungle Captive * (1945, Otto Kruger, Phil Brown, Rondo Hatton, Vicky Lane, Jerome Cowan, Amelita Ward, Eddie Acuff) – Classic Movie Review 5240

Director Harold Young’s very cheap, risibly awful 1945 sequel to Captive Wild Woman (1943) and Jungle Woman (1944) has almost nothing to recommend it beyond some noble efforts by the actors against the odds and its […]

Apr, 02

Challenge to Lassie *** (1949, Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen) – Classic Movie Review 5141

Director Richard Thorpe’s interesting 1949 entry in the immensely popular Lassie series stars Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks and Reginald Owen. It stands out from the rest of the series as a version of […]

Mar, 12


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