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Posts Tagged "piano"

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Madame Sousatzka *** (1988, Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy, Leigh Lawson) – Classic Movie Review 6025

Shirley MacLaine stars as Madame Sousatzka, dotty piano teacher to a 15-year-old prodigy, Manek Sen (Navin Chowdhry), in co-writer/ director John Schlesinger’s pleasantly offbeat 1988 drama of life in a West London house peopled by […]

Sep, 13

Unleashed [Danny the Dog] **** (2005, Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman) – Classic Movie Review 5501

Director Louis Leterrier’s 2005 British-French martial arts action thriller is really weird and uncomfortable but it remains a top action film and, arguably, Jet Li’s best English language movie. It is as tough as it is quirky, and provides […]

May, 26

Lisztomania ** (1975, Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas, Fiona Lewis, Ringo Starr, Rick Wakeman) – Classic Movie Review 5451

After The Music Lovers (1970) and Mahler (1973), here we go with still more music and sex from writer-director Ken Russell in 1975. So stand by for Russell’s smutty over-grown schoolboy representation of composer and pianist Franz Liszt […]

May, 14

The Music Lovers **** (1970, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Gable, Glenda Jackson) – Classic Movie Review 5445

Director Ken Russell and screen-writer Melvyn Bragg tell the story of poor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93) in this lusty 1970 British movie. Russell described it as ‘the story of the marriage between a homosexual and a […]

May, 13

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne **** (1987, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Prunella Scales, Wendy Hiller, Marie Kean, Ian McNeice) – Classic Movie Review 5150

Director Jack Clayton’s 1987 best of British drama provides lovely showcase for impeccable, tour-de-force acting from Maggie Smith as Judith Hearne. Smith won the 1989 BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress. Judith Hearne is the lonely, penniless […]

Mar, 13

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

Allied ** (2016, Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney) – Movie Review

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard play a Canadian airman and a French Resistance fighter, who meet and fall in love in wartime Casablanca, where they eventually assassinate the Nazi ambassador. [Spoiler alert] Later in London, Max […]

Nov, 28

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