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The Fabulous Baker Boys ****½ (1989, Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges) – Classic Movie Review 4397

Making his directorial debut, writer-director Steve Kloves’s 1989 romantic drama pairs real life brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges in their first screen teaming as piano-playing brothers Jack and Frank Baker, who are down on their luck […]

Sep, 22

The Seventh Veil **** (1945, James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom) – Classic Movie Review 3780

‘If you won’t play for me, Francesca, you won’t play for anybody,’ shouts the deliriously wicked, unhinged Nicholas (James Mason) as he slams the piano lid down on Francesca (Ann Todd)’s fingers! He’s really not […]

May, 29

Kiss Me, Stupid **** (1964, Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston) – Classic Movie Review 3667

Director Billy Wilder’s sharp and funny 1964 comedy provides a grand star showcase for Dean Martin, who sends his image up gamely and delightfully as a hard-drinking, charming and lecherous Las Vegas crooner called Dino with […]

May, 06

Ragtime **** (1981, James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E Rollins Jr, James Olson, Mary Steenburgen, Pat O’Brien, Brad Dourif) – Classic Movie Review 3664

Director Milos Forman’s 1981 drama tempted the 81-year-old James Cagney out of retirement for one final appearance in the cinema, though he made one more TV movie, Terrible Joe Moran, in 1984. He had not […]

May, 06

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore ***** (1974, Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter III, Billy Green Bush, Lelia Goldoni, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Curtin, Diane Ladd, Vic Tayback, Mia Bendixsen) – Classic Movie Review 3425

Hey, is this you? ‘A picture for anyone who has ever dreamed of a second chance!’ Director Martin Scorsese’s 1974 romantic drama is a triumph, not least for Ellen Burstyn, who is stupendous in her […]

Feb, 28

The Beast with Five Fingers **** (1946, Peter Lorre, Andrea King, Robert Alda, J Carrol Naish, Victor Francen) – Classic Movie Review 3114

‘Your flesh will creep… AT THE HAND THAT CRAWLS!!’ Director Robert Florey and writer Curt Siodmak’s 1946 horror movie is highly amusing stuff about a creepy crawly handy sort of beast that roams about a […]

Nov, 30

Mr Jones ** (1993, Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft, Delroy Lindo) – Classic Movie Review 2813

Richard Gere stars as the Mr Jones of the title in director Mike Figgis’s maddening, but well made and often convincingly handled 1993 romantic drama film. Gere gives a stalwart portrait of a man unhinged […]

Aug, 15

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