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The Devils **** (1971, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian, Gemma Jones, Murray Melvin, Georgina Hale) – Classic Movie Review 3032

Writer-producer-director Ken Russell’s outrageous, over-sized British 1971 movie version of the tale of the supposed possession of 17th-century French nuns and an exorcist’s torture of a priest to prove that he’s a Satanist is both […]

Nov, 03

Prick Up Your Ears **** (1987, Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Julie Walters, Frances Barber, Lindsay Duncan) – Classic Movie Review 2976

Director Stephen Frears’s provocative 1987 biopic is a cleverly written, powerfully acted biography of the brilliant Sixties gay playwright Joe Orton. It was advertised as ‘From the director of My Beautiful Laundrette’ and ‘They shared […]

Oct, 10

Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment ***** (1966, David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens) – Classic Movie Review 2911

Director Karel Reisz’s modishly trendy razzle-dazzle 1966 comedy is another pillar of the Swinging Sixties British New Wave cinema. It’s a lovely, funny, appealing film with irrepressible zest and brio, and a great advert for being […]

Sep, 14

Blow-Up ***** (1966, David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles) – Classic Movie Review 2836

Esteemed Italian writer-director Michelangelo Antonioni came to London in 1966 to make this multi-layered puzzle thriller. It turned out to be one of the highpoints of the Swinging Sixties, and has survived very well both […]

Aug, 21

The Thief Lord **** (2006, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Rollo Weeks, Jim Carter, Alexei Sayle, Vanessa Redgrave, George MacKay, Carole Boyd) – Classic Movie Review 2604

Co-writer/director Richard Claus adapts Cornelia Funke’s children’s novel (published in Germany in 2000 and translated into English by Oliver Latsch in 2002) into a highly engaging, great-looking family fantasy adventure film in 2006. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jasper Harris star […]

Jun, 15

Camelot ***½ (1967, Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings) – Classic Movie Review 2180

South Pacific and Paint Your Wagon director Joshua Logan turns the pleasantly tuneful and rather splendid Frederick Loewe (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) musical about life and loves at the court of King Arthur […]

Feb, 17

Foxcatcher ***½ (2014, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave) – Movie Review

Director Bennett Miller’s well-acted, classy and interesting but over-rated biopic tries to get under the skin of real-life Olympic wrestling champion brothers Mark and David Schultz, who are lured by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont into […]

Dec, 29

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