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The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone **** (1961, Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Jeremy Spenser, Coral Browne, Ernest Thesiger, Cleo Laine, Jill St John) – Classic Movie Review 5117

Director Jose Quintero’s 1961 romantic drama is a highly intriguing film version of Tennessee Williams’s only novel, with Vivien Leigh enjoying herself as Mrs Stone, an ageing American actress staying in a magnificent apartment in Rome, […]

Mar, 07

Hiroshima Mon Amour ***** (1959, Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson) – Classic Movie Review 4885

The debut movie of the all-time great director Alain Resnais is a beautifully crafted gem, with an intelligent, challenging screenplay by Marguerite Duras. Emmanuelle Riva stars as Elle, a French actress who has an affair […]

Jan, 13

The Patricia Neal Story *** (1981, Dirk Bogarde, Glenda Jackson, Mildred Dunnock, Ken Kercheval, Jane Merrow) – Classic Movie Review 4872

Dirk Bogarde is tempted out of retirement for his first TV movie (one of only three that he did) as children’s author Roald Dahl, paired effectively with Jackson (also her TV movie debut) as his […]

Jan, 10

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

Ladies in Retirement **** (1941, Ida Lupino, Louis Hayward, Evelyn Keyes, Elsa Lanchester, Isobel Elsom, Edith Barrett, Emma Dunn) – Classic Movie Review 4718

Isobel Elsom plays Mrs Leonora Fiske, a wealthy ex-actress, who lives at an isolated house in the East Anglia marshlands in the 1880s with just her younger housekeeper Ellen Creed (Ida Lupino). When Ellen’s two older, […]

Nov, 28

White Dog **** (1982, Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives, Jameson Parker, Lynne Moody, Marshall Thompson, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Parley Baer, Samuel Fuller) – Classic Movie Review 4497

Esteemed cult writer director Samuel Fuller delivers an uncomfortable but rivetingly intriguing 1982 thriller, in which Kristy McNichol stars as Julie Sawyer, an actress who unwittingly takes in a white German Shepherd dog trained to […]

Oct, 20

The Sea Gull **** (1968, James Mason, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner, Harry Andrews, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Radd, Eileen Herlie, Alfred Lynch) – Classic Movie Review 4375

With this cast and crew you expect miracles of posh film drama, and that’s by and large what you get. James Mason is outstanding as successful novelist Trigorin in director Sidney Lumet’s fine, faithful, though […]

Sep, 17

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