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The Big Trail **** (1930, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr) – Classic Movie Review 5480

John Wayne’s mentor and friend John Ford recommended him to director Raoul Walsh to star in this eventful, huge-budget epic 1930 Western as Breck Coleman, the wise scout of the wagon train of pioneers edging […]

May, 19

Places in the Heart **** (1984, Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5126

Writer-director Robert Benton’s 1984 US Deep South drama was a triumph for both him and his star Sally Field, who won her second Best Actress Oscar for her typically spunky performance as Edna Spalding, the sheriff’s […]

Mar, 10

The Strange World of Planet X [Cosmic Monsters] ** (1958, Forrest Tucker, Gaby André, Martin Benson) – Classic Movie Review 3758

Director Gilbert Gunn’s 1958 British sci-fi movie stars Alec Mango as British scientist Doctor Laird, who is experimenting with the Earth’s magnetic field along with his team. But, just when when their insect enlarging contraption […]

May, 27

Steamboat Bill Jr ***** (1928, Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron) – Classic Movie Review 2879

Director Charles F Reisner’s 1928 comedy is the last great Buster Keaton silent movie. It takes its place along with The General (1926) at the peak of his creativity. All involved in the film agreed that he […]

Sep, 04

The Pagemaster ** (1994, Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr, Mel Harris) – Classic Movie Review 2854

A well-meaning but only modestly engaging 1994 mix of cartoon (directed by Maurice Hunt) and live action (directed by Jumanji’s Joe Johnston) plus a worthy message: ‘Books are good for you!’ Macaulay Culkin plays Richard […]

Aug, 27

The Wind ***** (1928, Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming, Edward Earle) – Classic Movie Review 2489

Swedish director Victor Sjöström’s [Seastrom] most famous and finest work, based on the novel by Dorothy Scarborough, is now recognised and hailed as one of the all-time great silent movies. However time is on its side: […]

May, 16

Six Days Seven Nights ** (1998, Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer) – Movie Review 2102

Harrison Ford is especially amusing in director Ivan Reitman’s very acceptable 1998 mix of romance and adventure in the old style, though it’s looking to be another African Queen and of course inevitably failing, or […]

Jan, 23

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