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Posts Tagged "funeral"

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My Girl * (1991, Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur) – Classic Movie Review 5774

Director Howard Zieff’s 1991 Seventies-set family situation comedy drama stars Anna Chlumsky as Vada Sultenfuss, an 11-year-old hypochondriac tomboy with a widowed father (Dan Aykroyd) who runs an in-house funeral parlour, a best friend called […]

Jul, 16

Husbands **** (1970, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Jenny Runacre) – Classic Movie Review 5729

Writer-director-star John Cassavetes’s intelligent and thoughtful epic 1970 film account of three buddies, Harry (Ben Gazzara), Archie Black (Peter Falk) and Gus Demetri (Cassavetes), out on the razzle after a common friend’s sudden death, is a startlingly […]

Jul, 08

The Loved One **** (1965, Robert Morse, John Gielgud, Rod Steiger, Liberace, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer) – Classic Movie Review 5727

Director Tony Richardson turns Evelyn Waugh’s brilliant 1948 satirical novel on the funeral business and Californian burial rites into this funny and ferocious 1965 film farce by Hollywood. It is the golden opportunity for a […]

Jul, 08

The Stranger [Lo Straniero] *** (1967, Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Karina, Bernard Blier, Georges Wilson, Bruno Cremer) – Classic Movie Review 5717

Co-writer/ director Luchino Visconti’s 1967 film adaptation of the 1942 Albert Camus classic novel L’Étranger [The Outsider] is flawed but compelling. It was nominated for the 1968 Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film and nominated for the Golden Lion […]

Jul, 06

The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake *** (1959, Henry Daniell, Eduard Franz, Valerie French, Grant Richards, Paul Cavanagh) – Classic Movie Review 5300

Director Edward L Cahn’s 1959 horror movie is a high-gear low-budget black-and-white horror film chiller, with on-form players Henry Daniell, Eduard Franz, Valerie French, Grant Richards, and Paul Cavanagh starring in an amusingly absurd tale […]

Apr, 16

The Terence Davies Trilogy **** (1983, Phillip Mawdsley, Nick Stringer, Valerie Lilley, Terry O’Sullivan, Sheila Raynor, Wilfrid Brambell) – Classic Movie Review 5156

Writer-director Terence Davies’s outstanding first film is an impressive achievement in bleak memoir, cohering satisfyingly, though made up from three autobiographical short films made over a period of six years or so. It tells the […]

Mar, 15

That’s Your Funeral *** (1972, Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley, David Battley) – Classic Movie Review 5082

Director John Robins’s 1972 British comedy is a drolly amusing movie spinoff from the TV sitcom of 1971, effectively exploiting both the black comedy inherent in the funerals business and its elderly stars’ comic brilliance. […]

Mar, 01

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