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Nijinsky *** (1980, Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne) – Classic Movie Review 6027

Director Herbert Ross follows his hit 1977 dance movie The Turning Point with this sumptuously realised, passionately told, involvingly acted 1980 film version of the true-life gay love story of the tragic obsession of the choreographer […]

Sep, 15

Connecting Rooms * (1970, Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh, Gabrielle Drake, Leo Genn) – Classic Movie Review 6015

Writer/ producer/ director Franklin Gollings’s sluggish and disappointing 1969 drama stars a miscast Bette Davis as a rather sad street-musician cellist called Wanda Fleming and a better cast Michael Redgrave as a dismissed gay ex-schoolteacher […]

Sep, 12

Kiss of the Spider Woman [Beijo da Mulher Aranha] ***** (1985, William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) – Classic Movie Review 5889

Director Hector Babenco’s provocative 1985 US Brazilian drama stars William Hurt, who won the 1986 Best Actor Oscar for his brave and outstanding performance as an effeminate, trans homosexual locked up as cell mates in a […]

Aug, 10

Jeffrey *** (1995, Steven Weber, Michael T Weiss, Patrick Stewart) – Classic Movie Review 5687

Director Christopher Ashley’s poignant and funny 1995 gay romantic comedy stars Steven Weber as Jeffrey and Michael T Weiss as Steve, and is based on Paul Rudnick’s play about the life and times of Richard […]

Jun, 30

Sitcom ***½ (1998, Adrien de Van, Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van) – Classic Movie Review 5379

Writer-director François Ozon’s 1998 French surreal black comedy is shockingly funny and, at heart, thoughtful and intelligent. It traces the arrival of a pet rat that causes chaos in the household of a wealthy suburban […]

May, 01

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

Perfect Stranger **½ (2007, Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Portnow, Nicki Aycox) – Classic Movie Review 5142

Director James Foley is just the right man to handle briskly, efficiently and confidently this old-style 2007 cat-and-mouse mystery crime thriller, adding just a little needed style to a potboiler project. The strong casting helps too. […]

Mar, 12

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