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Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell *** (1968, Gina Lollobrigida, Telly Savalas, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford, Lee Grant, Shelley Winters, Janet Margolin) – Classic Movie Review 6031

Co-writer/ producer/ director Melvin Frank’s warm and amusing 1968 romantic comedy finds an excellent showcase role for Sixties Italian sex symbol Gina Lollobrigida. She gives a delightful performance as Mrs Carla Campbell, an Italian mother […]

Sep, 17

The Long, Hot Summer **** (1958, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury, Richard Anderson) – Classic Movie Review 6019

Based on the stories in William Faulkner’s novel, Martin Ritt’s sexy and steamy 1958 Deep South melodrama stars Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, with Orson Welles enjoying himself as the typical ‘big daddy’ character Will […]

Sep, 13

Separate Tables *** (1983, Alan Bates, Julie Christie, Claire Bloom, Irene Worth) – Classic Movie Review 5971

Director John Schlesinger’s 1983 Home Box Office TV movie is a particularly well cast, carefully handled and subtly performed remake of the Terence Rattigan twin one-act plays, with a faithful script based on his 1954 […]

Aug, 26

I Vitelloni [The Young and the Passionate] ***** (1953, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste, Riccardo Fellini) – Classic Movie Review 5509

Co-writer/ director Federico Fellini’s haunting, fascinatingly self-reflecting film from 1953 focuses on a group of five laddish youngster friends – Moraldo Rubini (Franco Interlenghi), Fausto Moretti (Franco Fabrizi), Alberto (Alberto Sordi), Leopoldo Vannucci (Leopoldo Trieste), Riccardo (Riccardo […]

May, 27

One False Move **** (1991, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Metzler, Michael Beach, Earl Billings) – Classic Movie Review 5365

Bill Paxton’s big break came with his lead role in director Carl Franklin’s critically acclaimed 1991 neo film noir about the hunt for a trio of gangsters holed up in an Arkansas small town after […]

Apr, 29

Act of Violence **** (1949, Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Phyllis Thaxter) – Classic Movie Review 5277

Director Fred Zinnemann’s 1949 film noir thriller provides suspense and atmosphere galore as the embittered, vengeful former wartime prisoner-of-war Joe Parkson (Robert Ryan) hunts his former commanding officer, POW traitor Frank Enley (Van Heflin), who […]

Apr, 10

All I Desire **** (1953, Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Maureen O’Sullivan, Richard Long, Lori Nelson) – Classic Movie Review 5225

‘Now He Knew Her as Other Men Had!’ This superior, touching 1953 soap opera is directed at full emotional throttle by Douglas Sirk and is stirringly acted, especially by the admirable Barbara Stanwyck. Stanwyck plays […]

Mar, 31


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