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Annabelle: Creation ** (2017, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Miranda Otto, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry O’Malley) – Movie Review

12 years after the tragic death of their little girl in a road accident, dollmaker Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Esther (Miranda Otto) welcome nun Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) and several young girls from […]

Aug, 12

Robin and the 7 Hoods ** (1964, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Falk) – Classic Movie Review 4777

Damon Runyon meets the outlaws of Sherwood Forest in director Gordon Douglas’s 1964 Rat Pack gangster movie spoof film version of Roaring Twenties Chicago, with Frank Sinatra (Ribbo), Dean Martin (Little John), Sammy Davis Jr (Will) […]

Dec, 09

Babes on Broadway **** (1941, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Alexander Woolcott, Margaret O’Brien, Virginia Weidler, Ray Macdonald, Richard Quine, Donna Reed, Donald Meek) – Classic Movie Review 3609

Director Busby Berkeley’s infectiously exuberant 1942 follow-up to his 1939 Babes in Arms again teams Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney as hopeful talented young performers battling on Broadway, while putting on a show to send […]

Apr, 24

Welcome to Sarajevo *** (1997, Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei) – Classic Movie Review 3042

The story of ITN newsman Michael Nicholson is re-told in director Michael Winterbottom’s complex, hard-hitting 1997 movie take on the conflict in Bosnia. Stephen Dillane exudes earnest propriety as the British TV journalist (slightly fictionalised […]

Nov, 07

Kiss of the Dragon *** (2001, Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Bert Kwouk) – Classic Movie Review 2202

A Chinese intelligence officer is sent to Paris to help the French vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. But it’s only a matter of hours before the intelligence officer is […]

Feb, 22

Annie *** (1999, Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Alicia Morton) – Classic Movie Review 1885

This surprise 1999 remake of the 1982 movie by Rob Marshall, the director of Chicago, is very entertaining. Disney’s remake follows the successful 1998 Broadway revival of the show. It is well regarded as a more […]

Nov, 25

Annie **** (1982, Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett) – Classic Movie Review 1882

Little orphan Annie is rescued from a 1930s life of misery, poverty and the orphanage by the incredibly rich and mushy-hearted benefactor Daddy Warbucks in director John Huston’s 1982 musical film of the famous Broadway hit […]

Nov, 24

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