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Sweet Dreams **** (1985, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 5181

Director Karel Reisz’s 1985 biopic stars the highly estimable Jessica Lange, who impersonates Fifties country singer Patsy Cline (and mimes to her recordings) in one of the best performances of her career in an extremely […]

Mar, 20

It Should Happen to You ***** (1954, Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford) – Classic Movie Review 5092

Director George Cukor’s 1954 classic comedy stars Judy Holliday as model girl Gladys Glover, who spends $1,000 to advertise herself on a giant New York billboard in her desperate big to get famous – even […]

Mar, 01

Blood and Sand **** (1941, Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Nazimova, J Carrol Naish, John Carradine, Anthony Quinn, Laird Cregar) – Classic Movie Review 2997

Director Rouben Mamoulian remakes the famous 1922 Rudolph Valentino silent classic in this fascinating and colourful if less extravagant 1941 version of the Vicente Blasco Ibáñez novel about a poor illiterate peasant boy Juan Gallardo […]

Oct, 19

Fame ***** (1980, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Gene Anthony Ray) – Classic Movie Review 2461

Director Alan Parker’s stupendous double-Oscar-winning 1980 musical-drama film spawned the popular 80s TV series and spin-off, a stage show that has played all over the world since 1988 when it premiered at the Coconut Playhouse in […]

May, 07

Queen of the Damned *** (2002, Stuart Townsend, Aaliyah) – Classic Movie Review 1787

Director Michael Rymer’s richly enjoyable 2002 horror thriller stars Stuart Townsend as the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, taking over from Tom Cruise in this sequel to Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). Lestat arises from […]

Oct, 29

Jailhouse Rock **** (1957, Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy) – Classic Movie Review 1356

Director Richard Thorpe’s 1957 teen musical stars Elvis Presley as a self-centred but essentially good-hearted bad boy called Vince Everett, the epitome of troubled youth. It caused a scandal because Elvis plays an anti-heroic bad role model […]

Jun, 25

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


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