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Sometimes a Great Notion [Never Give an Inch] ** (1970, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Jaeckel) – Classic Movie Review 6096

Paul Newman’s 1970 movie is his second determined effort at direction, after Rachel, Rachel (1968), which starred his real-life wife Joanne Woodward. Henry Fonda stars as Henry Stamper, a family patriarch whose sons Hank (Paul Newman) […]

Oct, 15

Downsizing ** (2017, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Rolf Lassgård, Udo Kier) – Movie Review 

Co-writer/ director Alexander Payne’s ecologically minded sci-fi social satire follows the story of kindly married occupational therapist Paul Safranek (Matt Damon), who undergoes a a newly invented procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so […]

Oct, 15

You Were Never Really Here ** (2017, Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Judith Roberts, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman) – Movie Review 

A hardly recognisable Joaquin Phoenix acts with his bushy, going-white beard (think Brian Blessed) as hard man Joe, who is asked to retrieve – with violence – a senator’s daughter (Ekaterina Samsonov) from the house of underage […]

Oct, 15

Thelma ** (2017, Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen) – Movie Review 

Co-writer / director Joachim Trier’s Norwegian romantic mystery supernatural drama stars Eili Harboe as a college-age young woman called Thelma, who is definitely looking for her Louise. Thelma finds her in the shape of Anja (Kaya […]

Oct, 15

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ***** (2017, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage) – Movie Review 

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell give dazzlingly brilliant performances in writer-director Martin McDonagh’s supremely dark and dangerous black comedy crime drama. McDonagh sure does like living dangerously, as he previously showed in In Bruges (2008) and Seven […]

Oct, 15

From the Terrace **** (1960, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Leon Ames, Ina Balin, Felix Aylmer) – Classic Movie Review 6095

Producer-director Mark Robson’s 1960 drama has the inestimable advantage of starring Paul Newman and his real-life wife Joanne Woodward, whom he married on 29 January 1958. This fascinating film of John O’Hara’s mammoth, steamy novel is slightly […]

Oct, 14

Nell *** (1994, Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson) – Classic Movie Review 6094

Liam Neeson stars as a small town doctor in North Carolina, who finds a grown-up wild child (Jodie Foster) in a remote woodland cabin, who has grown up in the woods away from people. The […]

Oct, 14

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