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The Widow Couderc [La veuve Couderc] **** (1971, Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Ottavia Piccolo, Jean Tissier, Monique Chaumette) – Classic Movie Review 5551

Alain Delon and Simone Signoret are outstanding in director Pierre Granier-Deferre‘s excellent 1971 film adaptation of the Georges Simenon novel. As a drama, it is more of a nuanced character study than a thriller, and, as […]

Jun, 04

Test Pilot **** (1938, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Lionel Barrymore) – Classic Movie Review 5481

Director Victor Fleming’s thrilling and splendidly romantic 1938 aviation adventure tale of machismo in the air, and romance and comedy on the ground is delivered with all of the vintage MGM studio’s polish and know-how. […]

May, 19

The Levelling ** (2016, Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden) – Movie Review

Ellie Kendrick stars as gloomy estranged daughter Clover Catto, who responds reluctantly to a phone call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead. She returns to her Somerset family farm and faces up […]

May, 12

Beloved *** (1998, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton) – Classic Movie Review 5355

Oprah Winfrey gives up the talk show day job to be producer-star of her pet project, a lavish and reverentially handled, but ponderously achieved 1998 film version of Toni Morrison’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Oprah […]

Apr, 28

Border Incident ***½ (1949, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva) – Classic Movie Review 5274

Director Anthony Mann’s 1949 film noir crime thriller lifts a mundane yarn about the law versus illegal Mexican immigrants by shooting it in a sharply realist fashion with John Alton’s noir-style black and white photography. […]

Apr, 10

Places in the Heart **** (1984, Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5126

Writer-director Robert Benton’s 1984 US Deep South drama was a triumph for both him and his star Sally Field, who won her second Best Actress Oscar for her typically spunky performance as Edna Spalding, the sheriff’s […]

Mar, 10

Shame [Skammen] **** (1968, Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Sigge Fürst) – Classic Movie Review 4839

In writer/ director Ingmar Bergman’s bleak, starkly photographed (by the masterly cinematographer Sven Nykvist) 1968 futuristic war fable, a violinist couple (played by Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann) are embroiled in a civil war […]

Jan, 03


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