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My Girl * (1991, Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur) – Classic Movie Review 5774

Director Howard Zieff’s 1991 Seventies-set family situation comedy drama stars Anna Chlumsky as Vada Sultenfuss, an 11-year-old hypochondriac tomboy with a widowed father (Dan Aykroyd) who runs an in-house funeral parlour, a best friend called […]

Jul, 16

Last Summer in the Hamptons **** (1995, Viveca Lindfors, Victoria Foyt, Holland Taylor, Martha Plimpton, Roddy McDowall, André Gregory, Nick Gregory, Diane Salinger, Krisoffer Tabori) – Classic Movie Review 4720

This delicious 1995 ensemble piece is one of co-writer/ director Henry Jaglom’s most successful outings, perfectly capturing the flavour of long but dying summer days and the character of theatrical folk. Viveca Lindfors is magnificent […]

Nov, 29

The Last of the High Kings [Summer Fling] ***½ (1996, Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne, Catherine O’Hara, Christina Ricci, Colm Meany, Stephen Rea, Lorraine Pilkington, Emily Mortimer) – Classic Movie Review 4666

Co-writer/ director David Keating’s 1996 Irish comedy drama little winner is appealing and intelligent, with a beautifully crafted script by Keating and Gabriel Byrne. This surprisingly sweet Irish tale is lit up with a cute […]

Nov, 19

Taking Woodstock **** (2009, Demetri Martin, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Emile Hirsch, Paul Dano, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Kelli Garner) – Classic Movie Review 4635

It’s the summer of love in 1969. Elliot Teichberg – aka the original source book author Elliot Tiber – is a struggling young gay interior designer working at his parents’ rundown motel in up-state New […]

Nov, 11

Baden Baden **** (2016, Salomé Richard, Claude Gensac, Swann Arlaud, Zabou Breitman, Lazare Gousseau, Olivier Chantreau) – Movie Review

Salomé Richard is adorable as the dazed and confused 26 year-old Ana, who returns back home to Strasbourg and tries to get her life together over the following summer. Ana wants to turn to somebody, and there’s no shortage […]

Sep, 16

Rachel, Rachel **** (1968, Joanne Woodward, Estelle Parsons, James Olson, Kate Harrington) – Classic Movie Review 4280

Producer Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward make an excellent film team as the director and star of this sensitive 1968 movie based on the novel A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence. In […]

Sep, 01

Summer with Monika [Sommaren med Monika] **** (1953, Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen) – Classic Movie Review 4250

Writer-director Ingmar Bergman’s sensitive but unsentimental account of the decline of a teenage love affair between the wild 17-year-old girl Monika (Harriet Andersson) and the 19-year-old youth Harry Lund (Lars Ekborg) is based on the novel […]

Aug, 27

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