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The Scent of Green Papaya [Mùi du du xanh] [L’Odeur de la Papaye Verte] **** (1993, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong) – Classic Movie Review 5938

Writer-director Tran Anh Hung’s spiritual 1993 Franco-Vietnamese drama about the life of a young girl is the 1994 Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film picture. It is a pure and subtle gem that follows the fortunes […]

Aug, 19

Gold Diggers of 1933 ***** (1933, Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Ginger Rogers) – Classic Movie Review 5892

Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Aline MacMahon star as Broadway babies, Carol, Polly and Trixie, chorus girls gold digging for rich husbands, in this spectacular 1933 Busby Berkeley backstage dance musical movie from Warner Bros. […]

Aug, 10

With a Song in My Heart **** (1952, Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter, Robert Wagner) – Classic Movie Review 5499

A fabulous line-up of evergreen vintage songs lights up director Walter Lang’s sweet and sentimental 1952 musical biopic film account of the life of Jane Froman, who starts out as an aspiring songstress by landing […]

May, 25

Letter from an Unknown Woman ***** (1948, Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians) – Classic Movie Review 5247

Director Max Ophüls’s gloriously romantic 1948 movie provides a memorable walk on the wild side of romance here as Joan Fontaine’s character Lisa Berndle is overwhelmed by unrequited love for dashing but self-obsessed womanising pianist Stefan Brand (played […]

Apr, 03

La Pianiste [The Piano Teacher] **** (2001, Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar) – Classic Movie Review 5119

Isabelle Huppert gives a very striking performance indeed as troubled music teaching pianist professor Erika Kohut, in Michael Haneke’s distinguished and extremely disturbing 2001 drama. At the Cannes Film Festival in 2001, Isabelle Huppert won the Best Actress award […]

Mar, 08

Autumn Sonata [Höstsonaten] ***** (1978, Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Halvar Björk, Lena Nyman, Gunnar Björnstrand) – Classic Movie Review 4800

  In 1978, writer-producer-director Ingmar Bergman found a surprise backer in Lord Lew Grade’s ITC for his long-awaited teaming with his namesake Ingrid Bergman. At the time British producer Lord Grade was trying to finance […]

Dec, 21

A Song to Remember ** (1944, Cornel Wilde, Merle Oberon, Paul Muni, Stephen Bekassy, George Coulouris, George Macready, Nina Foch) – Classic Movie Review 4602

Director Charles Vidor’s 1944 Technicolor biographical drama is a deliriously kitsch, highly amusing fictionalised version of the life of Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric [Fryderyk] Chopin (1810 – 1849) in the Romantic era. It stars […]

Nov, 07

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