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Day of the Dead *** (1985, Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Jarlath Conroy, Joseph Pilato) – Classic Movie Review 5779

Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Jarlath Conroy and Joseph Pilato star in this breathtakingly gory 1985 climax to writer-director George A Romero’s first three zombie films, which is too chatty for its own good, preferring to […]

Jul, 17

Sinister *** (2012, Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone) – Classic Movie Review 4814

Co-writer/ director Scott Derrickson’s implausible but satisfyingly twisty and scary 2012 British-American supernatural horror film (written with C Robert Cargill) finds a good star role for Ethan Hawke as fictional washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt who […]

Dec, 29

Desk Set *** (1957, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Blondell, Gig Young) – Classic Movie Review 3855

Director Walter Lang’s 1957 movie of a worked-over Broadway hit play is very enjoyable even if it seems a slight disappointment from the great star team of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Tracy stars as Richard […]

Jun, 13

Ball of Fire ***** (1941, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka) – Classic Movie Review 3173

‘I LOVE HIM because he doesn’t know how to kiss — THE JERK!’ Howard Hawks directs this hilarious 1941 comedy, a highspot for this kind of ‘screwball’ romantic comedy movie, working from a marvellous screenplay […]

Dec, 20

Kinsey **** (2004, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O’Donnell) – Classic Movie Review 1999

Writer-director Bill Condon’s 2004 drama stars Liam Neeson, who gives a sterling performance as US academic and sex scientist Dr Alfred Kinsey, who became America’s most notorious man through his pioneering studies of the sex […]

Dec, 24

Paulie *** (1998, Jay Mohr, Gena Rowlands, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin) – Classic Movie Review 1654

It’s a bird’s life! Paulie is a parrot who can speak – not just mimic but really talk – in director John Roberts’s appealing and touching 1998 magical DreamWorks adventure for all the family. Paulie […]

Sep, 08

Deep Blue Sea *** (1999, Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane) – Classic Movie Review 1456

Director Renny Harlin’s 1999 horror film isn’t exactly a high-quality monster movie but it’s thoroughly enjoyable none the less. Main star Saffron Burrows looks fit as the anti-heroine but gives the most extraordinarily fake and […]

Jul, 20

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