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The Love Parade **** (1929, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane) – Classic Movie Review 5768

Director Ernst Lubitsch’s superlative 1929 operetta stars the new musicals screen team of Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald and is filmed with the inspired Lubitsch touch at its finest. It is 1929 and the dawn of […]

Jul, 16

Solomon and Sheba *** (1959, Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan, David Farrar) – Classic Movie Review 5710

The Old Testament according to director King Vidor, using as his text not the Bible but Crane Wilbur’s reworked story, in which Solomon (Yul Brynner) becomes king of ancient Israel, faces threats from his brother Adonijah, the […]

Jul, 04

Peau d’Âne [Donkey Skin] [The Magic Donkey] **** (1970, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig) – Classic Movie Review 5196

French writer-director Jacques Demy withdraws from reality entirely now in his 1970 film – into childhood dreams and Freudian nightmares, both safe and disturbing at the same time. Catherine Deneuve romps through a magic forest […]

Mar, 23

Orlando ****½ (1992, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 5193

Writer-director Sally Potter’s breathtakingly beautiful 1992 film version of Virginia Woolf’s classic 1928 gender-bender novel finds exactly the right star in Tilda Swinton as a pretty young male Elizabethan courtier who turns into a woman […]

Mar, 23

She ***½ (1965, Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, John Richardson, Bernard Cribbins, André Morell) – Classic Movie Review 4454

Ursula Andress stars as She, the beautiful woman cursed with eternal life until she falls in love, in this Hammer Films studio’s re-filming of H Rider Haggard’s fantasy adventure epic, first shot as a talkie […]

Oct, 03

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask *** (1972, Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, Lynn Redgrave, Lou Jacobi) – Classic Movie Review 4275

Writer-director Allen’s 1972 comedy presents seven silly spoof skits on the subject of sex. They are variable but often very funny, with Gene Wilder as a doctor falling for one of his patients (a sheep), a […]

Aug, 31

La Reine Margot [Queen Margot] ***** (1994, Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Virna Lisi, Vincent Perez, Miguel Bosé) – Classic Movie Review 4191

La Reine Margot [Queen Margot] is a riveting French historical melodrama that has its centrepiece as the 24 August 1572 St Barthomew’s Day Massacre, which is chillingly and magnificently staged like the mass revenge slayings in The Godfather. […]

Aug, 17


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