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Sadie Thompson **** (1928, Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici) – Classic Movie Review 5341

Director Raoul Walsh’s 1928 silent stars Gloria Swanson, who gives her all as William Somerset Maugham’s provocative character Sadie Thompson, the shady lady who comes to Pago Pago and falls for and weds marine sergeant […]

Apr, 24

The Single Standard *** (1929, Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, John Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler) – Classic Movie Review 5323

Director John S Robertson’s soapy 1929 silent movie drama, based on Adela Rogers St Johns’s 1928 romantic novel, is remembered, if at all, really only because it stars Greta Garbo. But that is enough! Garbo […]

Apr, 20

Highway Dragnet ** (1954, Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix, Reed Hadley) – Classic Movie Review 4977

Director Nathan Juran’s 1954 film noir thriller stars Richard Conte as James Henry, a US Marine hitch-hiker, a Korean War veteran, who is picked up by driving freelance magazine fashion photographer Mrs. Cummings (Joan Bennett) […]

Feb, 01

Christine **** (2016, Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts) – Movie Review

An inspired Rebecca Hall gives superlative, career-best performance as Seventies American TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, battling depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career. Writer Craig Shilowich tip-toes subtly and persuasively through to the core of this heartbreaking […]

Jan, 24

The Serpent’s Egg ** (1977, Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent) – Classic Movie Review 4837

The Serpent’s Egg is the 1977 unhappy product of writer-director Ingmar Bergman’s tax-induced exile in Germany from his native Sweden. Despite the copious talent involved, we have seen it done better elsewhere. Its star David […]

Jan, 03

Winter Light **** [Nattvardsgästerna] [The Communicants] (1963, Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom) – Classic Movie Review 4835

The 1963 second, middle part of director Ingmar Bergman’s trilogy on religious faith stars several of his finest interpreters but is by far the starkest and most difficult of the three. It is impeccably and […]

Jan, 02

They ** (2002, Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry, Jon Abrahams, Dagmara Dominczyk, Alexander Gould) – Classic Movie Review 4405

A quartet of college graduate student friends finds themselves terrorised by the monsters they feared as children. Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry and Jon Abrahams star in Robert Harmon’s interesting but only moderate 2002 horror […]

Sep, 24

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