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Untamed *** (1929, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Ernest Torrence, Holmes Herbert, Gwen Lee, Lloyd Ingraham) – Classic Movie Review 5954

Following her star-making role of Diana Medford in the hit silent Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Joan Crawford’s first talkie, Untamed (1929), was made during the difficult period of MGM’s transition from silent to sound movies. But it was another success for Crawford, propelling her […]

Aug, 22

Terrible Joe Moran *** (1984, James Cagney, Art Carney, Ellen Barkin, Peter Gallagher) – Classic Movie Review 5940

Director Joseph Sargent’s 1984 drama stars James Cagney in his final film and sole TV film. Infirm and at the age of 84, he gives a likeable performance as Joe Moran, a retired, disabled, wheelchair-using […]

Aug, 19

Norman **½ (2016, Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg) – Movie Review

Richard Gere does a good piece of star character acting as small-time operator New York fixer Norman Oppenheimer, who makes friend with a young Israeli politician Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), who becomes an influential world […]

Jun, 11

The Age of Innocence *** (1993, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder) – Classic Movie Review 5280

Director Martin Scorsese’s reverent, impeccably faithful adaptation of Edith Wharton’s 1921 Pulitzer prize-winning 19th-century-set classic novel follows the fortunes of society lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis), who is engaged to pretty, well-connected May Welland (Winona […]

Apr, 12

Jacob’s Ladder ***½ (1990, Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello) – Classic Movie Review 5197

Director Adrian Lyne’s eerie, eye-catching 1990 horror movie finds Tim Robbins climbing the ladder to stardom in a stalwart performance as the divorced, traumatised Vietnam vet, New York postal worker Jacob Singer, who is troubled by […]

Mar, 25

The Gay Sisters *** (1942, Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Nancy Coleman, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere, Gig Young, Gene Lockhart) – Classic Movie Review 5173

Or, actually, The Gaylord Sisters. Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Nancy Coleman star as three sisters –Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna ‘Susie’ Gaylord  – who are in a fight to save their New York City Fifth […]

Mar, 18

The Phantom of the Opera ** (1989, Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy) – Classic Movie Review 5103

This 1989 big-screen remake of the famous Gaston Leroux novel had a convoluted production history. It was to be directed by John Hough and released by Cannon Films but Menahem Golan’s new 21st Century Film Corporation picked it up, […]

Mar, 05

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