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Torrent **** (1926, Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Martha Mattox) – Classic Movie Review 5327

Director Monta Bell’s 1926 silent movie success is notable as the first American movie of Greta Garbo, helping her to become an international superstar during the late silent era. Louis B Mayer hired Garbo but MGM […]

Apr, 20

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 Prisoner of Zenda **** (1922, Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes) – Classic Movie Review 4651

Producer-director Rex Ingram’s 1922 silent movie version of Anthony Hope’s novel and play is lavish and striking. It is still possible to be enthralled by the deservedly once-famous star performances from Lewis Stone in the […]

Nov, 14

Summer of ’42 **** (1971, Jennifer O’Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant) – Classic Movie Review 4252

Young Gary Grimes (aged 15) falls for older Jennifer O’Neill (22), who is a war bride, on the holiday resort of Nantucket Island off New England during World War Two. Day-dreaming virginal youth Hermie, spending the […]

Aug, 27

Torch Song *** (1953, Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young) – Classic Movie Review 3379

The MGM studio welcomes back its Thirties great contract star Joan Crawford after a decade away with director Charles Walters’s sometimes feeble, frequently daft 1953 soap opera. Nevertheless, it is quite enjoyable and can boast some […]

Feb, 19

L’Histoire d’Adèle H [The Story of Adèle H] **** (1975, Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott) – Classic Movie Review 3015

Director François Truffaut’s 1975 film about the desperate and doomed passion of the great French author Victor Hugo’s second daughter Adèle for handsome English officer Lieutenant Pinson is wonderfully lush and romantic – and deliciously […]

Oct, 29

Follow the Fleet ***** (1936, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Russell Hicks, Astrid Allwyn) – Classic Movie Review 2954

Director Mark Sandrich’s magical 1936 musical is the fifth movie of the much-loved ten film dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Astaire and Randolph Scott play singin’ and dancin’ sailors who have eyes for […]

Oct, 04


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