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Uncle Buck *** (1989, John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Madigan) – Classic Movie Review 5772

Writer-director John Hughes’s 1989 comedy stars chubby John Candy as the amiable bachelor slob of the title, who is called in as a last resort to look after his sister-in-law Cindy (Elaine Bromka)’s three sharp-as-knives […]

Jul, 16

Uncle Silas *** (1947, Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou, Derek Bond, Esmond Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5700

Jean Simmons stars as teenage Victorian sweetie Caroline Ruthyn who is forced to live with her evil Uncle Silas (Derrick De Marney) after her father dies. She is soon spooked by wickedness and greed of […]

Jul, 03

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers *** (1988, Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, Michael Pataki, Beau Starr) – Classic Movie Review 4243

Director Dwight H Little’s 1988 fourth episode in the long-running slasher franchise started by John Carpenter with Halloween way back in 1978, marks a properly scary return to the plot, theme and characters of that 1978 […]

Aug, 26

Quality Street *** (1937, Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Fay Bainter, Eric Blore) – Classic Movie Review 3924

Katharine Hepburn and Franchot Tone star as the 1805 England-set movie’s two lovers, and the quality acting expected of them lights up director George Stevens’s 1937 romance, the second film of J M Barrie’s antique play, following director […]

Jun, 26

The Flame and the Arrow ***** (1950, Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Robin Hughes, Norman Lloyd, Nick Cravat) – Classic Movie Review 3472

Italy’s tempestuous history is profitably explored in director Jacques Tourneur’s thrilling 1950 adventure. It stars an amazingly athletic Burt Lancaster, who leaps from one derring-do moment to another in Warner Bros’ glossy, zesty, Italian variant […]

Mar, 13

Curse of the Crimson Altar ** (1968, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele, Mark Eden, Michael Gough, Virginia Wetherell, Rupert Davies) – Classic Movie Review 2897

Director Vernon Sewell’s 1968 horror movie is the wheelchair-using Boris Karloff’s last British film, and the only time that he, Christopher Lee and Barbara Steele all appeared together. It is a co-production of Tigon and […]

Sep, 10

Hello, Dolly! ***** (1969, Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, Danny Lockin, Tommy Tune, Fritz Feld) – Classic Movie Review 1233

Director Gene Kelly’s gloriously tuneful and delightful 1969 movie of Jerry Herman’s 1964 Broadway magical musical, based on Thornton Wilder’s classic play The Matchmaker, won three Oscars. The 27-year-old Barbra Streisand may be far too […]

May, 20

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