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Missing ***** (1982, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron) – Classic Movie Review 5879

Writer-director Constantin Costa-Gavras’s 1982 political thriller is tremendously well-handled, targeted for maximum emotional impact, with the director maintaining high dramatic tension and a dynamic pace throughout. Jack Lemmon gives a superb performance as Ed Horman, […]

Aug, 08

Arise, My Love **** (1940, Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Walter Abel, Dennis O’Keefe, George Zucco) – Classic Movie Review 5177

Claudette Colbert and Ray Milland are delightful as a vivacious American reporter in Europe and the dashing aviator she helps out of tight scrapes at the end of the Spanish Civil War and the start of […]

Mar, 19

Ship of Fools **** (1965, Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer, George Segal) – Classic Movie Review 5124

Producer-director Stanley Kramer’s grand, double Oscar-winning 1965 movie soap opera is set aboard a second-rate German ocean liner sailing the Atlantic from Veracruz, Mexico, to Bremerhaven, Germany, in 1933. The liner may be run by a […]

Mar, 09

The Field *** (1990, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Tom Berenger, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty, Brenda Fricker) – Classic Movie Review 4959

Oscar-nominated, white-bearded Richard Harris is wonderfully moving as ‘Bull’ McCabe, a proud, stubborn old man willing to fight to the death over a parcel of land, in writer-director Jim Sheridan’s 1990 Irish Thirties-set period picture. […]

Jan, 28

Déjà Vu *** (1997, Stephen Dillane, Victoria Foyt, Vanessa Redgrave, Anna Massey, Noel Harrison) – Classic Movie Review 4719

Co-writer/ director Henry Jaglom’s weird 1997 romantic tale about the twists of fate and the perennial pull of love is a bit of a padded-out shaggy-dog story, but it certainly has its moments, though most […]

Nov, 29

Brigadoon ***½ (1954, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson) – Classic Movie Review 4690

Director Vincente Minnelli’s sweet 1954 musical stars winsome Gene Kelly and Van Johnson, who play two American tourists who get lost in the Scottish woodlands and stumble across Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that comes […]

Nov, 24

Europa [Zentropa] *** (1991, Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Eddie Constantine) – Classic Movie Review 4669

Cult name director Lars von Trier’s interesting but dodgy 1991 art-movie, with some imaginative work in the pop-video-style visuals by von Trier and his three cinematographers (Henning Bendtsen, Edward Klosinski, Jean-Paul Meurisse) compensating for muddled […]

Nov, 20


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