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Norman **½ (2016, Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg) – Movie Review

Richard Gere does a good piece of star character acting as small-time operator New York fixer Norman Oppenheimer, who makes friend with a young Israeli politician Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), who becomes an influential world […]

Jun, 11

Mad Cows (1999, Anna Friel, Joanna Lumley, Anna Massey) – Classic Movie Review 5536

Every woman wants to be wanted – just not by the Metropolitan police force. Anna Friel stars as unwed, lippy Aussie Maddy, who gets arrested and jailed after a mix-up over a packet of frozen […]

Jun, 02

The Black Angel **** (1946, Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford) – Classic Movie Review 5518

Director Roy William Neill’s complex, stylish, satisfying top-drawer 1946 film noir mystery thriller is securely based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich (aka William Irish). June Vincent stars as nightclub singer Catherine Bennett who tries to […]

May, 29

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman ***½ (1947, Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt) – Classic Movie Review 5500

Director Stuart Heisler’s effective 1947 melodrama stars Susan Hayward as fast-rising nightclub singer Angie Evans, who becomes a smashed-up woman and hits the bottle when her singing career goes flat, while her songwriter husband Ken […]

May, 26

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

The Gilded Lily *** (1935, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, C Aubrey Smith) – Classic Movie Review 5475

Claudette Colbert stars as Marilyn David, a New York stenographer/ typist who dithers romantically. She is unable to make up her mind between an American reporter/ newsman called Peter Dawes (Fred MacMurray) and an English layabout […]

May, 18

Stardust *** (1974, David Essex, Adam Faith, Marty Wilde, Keith Moon) – Classic Movie Review 5452

Director Michael Apted’s popular 1974 British drama is the sequel to 1973’s hit That’ll Be the Day and again stars David Essex as Jim MacLaine in returning writer Ray Connolly’s effective tale of the rise and […]

May, 14

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