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Made for Each Other **** (1971, Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor, Paul Sorvino, Olympia Dukakis, Norman Shelly) – Classic Movie Review 5911

A year after their breakthrough Oscar-nominated success writing Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), Joseph Bologna and his wife Renée Taylor again collaborate to write, and this time perform too, in Made for Each Other. Director Robert B Bean’s hugely […]

Aug, 14

Hester Street **** (1975, Carol Kane, Steven Keats, Mel Howard) – Classic Movie Review 5803

Writer-director Joan Micklin Silver’s appealing and atmospheric 1975 little gem is based on the 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto by Abraham Cahan. Carol Kane stars as the Russian Jewish immigrant Gitl who […]

Jul, 23

All Eyez on Me ** (2017, Demetrius Shipp Jr, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham) – Movie Review

All eyez on newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr’s sympathetic star turn as rapper Tupac Shakur and Shipp sails steadily through the movie and does a good job in a difficult role. This helps a lot, as […]

Jul, 01

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla * (1952, Bela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell, Sammy Petrillo) – Classic Movie Review 5659

Bela Lugosi stars as tropical island scientist Dr Zabor, who turns the first half of the comedy team Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo into a gorilla, played by Ramona the Chimp, after they have fallen […]

Jun, 24

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen * (2004, Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Carol Kane, Glenne Headly, Megan Fox, Alison Pill) – Classic Movie Review 5579

Welsh director Sara Sugarman’s first big-studio movie is aimed at 14-year-old girls, as Lindsay Lohan plays crazy teen Mary Elizabeth Steppe, aka Lola, who relocates from the sophisticated Big Apple to suburban New Jersey. There […]

Jun, 10

Nadja **** (1994, Elina Löwensohn, Peter Fonda, Nic Ratner, Karl Geary, Jack Lotz) – Classic Movie Review 5572

Writer-director Michael Almereyda’s 1994 thriller is a rather splendid, low-budget modern-day vampire movie, filmed by Jim Denault in glowing black and white, with the statuesque Elina Löwensohn as the lovely Nadja, Dracula’s daughter, who steals […]

Jun, 10

The Switch *** (2010, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis) – Classic Movie Review 5531

Jennifer Aniston may be starring – and she is her usual delightfully capable, appealing self. But it is Jason Bateman, in a warm, funny, natural and subtle performance who is the making of directors Josh Gordon and Will […]

Jun, 01

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