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My Girl 2 * (1994, Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur, Christine Ebersole, Austin O’Brien) – Classic Movie Review 5775

Returning director Howard Zieff’s 1994 comedy is the struggling and none too welcome sequel to My Girl (1991), with Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Masur all returning from the original. It […]

Jul, 20

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

The Color Purple **** (1985, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey) – Classic Movie Review 5760

For his 1985 movie, producer-director Steven Spielberg looks through rose-coloured glasses at Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel about a young African American woman, separated from her sister, who endures a life of men’s oppression until […]

Jul, 14

Two for the Road **** (1967, Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron) – Classic Movie Review 5681

‘If you want to be a duchess, be a duchess. If you want to make love, hat’s off.’ – Mark Wallace (Albert Finney). Producer-director Stanley Donen’s seemingly lightweight 1967 romantic comedy is utterly charming, ingratiating, […]

Jun, 28

Paperhouse ***½ (1988, Charlotte Burke, Ben Cross, Glenne Headly, Elliott Spiers, Gemma Jones, Sarah Newbold, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill) – Classic Movie Review 5573

Director Bernard Rose’s 1988 British movie is a stylish and sinister British psychological horror film about a strange, bright girl called Anna Madden (Charlotte Burke) who is lonely and bored, and has weird dreams about her […]

Jun, 10

I Vitelloni [The Young and the Passionate] ***** (1953, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste, Riccardo Fellini) – Classic Movie Review 5509

Co-writer/ director Federico Fellini’s haunting, fascinatingly self-reflecting film from 1953 focuses on a group of five laddish youngster friends – Moraldo Rubini (Franco Interlenghi), Fausto Moretti (Franco Fabrizi), Alberto (Alberto Sordi), Leopoldo Vannucci (Leopoldo Trieste), Riccardo (Riccardo […]

May, 27

The Secret Garden ** (1993, Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Haydon Prowse, John Lynch, Andrew Knott, Irène Jacob) – Classic Movie Review 5188

Director Agnieszka Holland’s 1993 film version of the 1911 Frances Hodgson Burnett children’s story is picturesque and meticulous, but dramatically indolent. Burnett’s story was previously filmed in 1919, 1949 and for TV in 1987. Kate […]

Mar, 22


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