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The Aristocrats *** (2005, Hank Azaria, Shelley Berman, Billy Connolly, George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock) – Classic Movie Review 5179

Literally a one-joke – and a filthy one at that – director Paul Provenza’s 2005 comedy documentary dissection of what makes people laughs gets 100 more or less famous comics and gets them to re-tell a […]

Mar, 19

The Scarlet Pimpernel ***** (1935, Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce) – Classic Movie Review 2949

‘They seek him here. They seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him here everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel.’ Director Harold Young’s high-spirited 1935 British adventure movie […]

Oct, 03

The Oblong Box *** (1969, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Alister Williamson, Hilary Dwyer, Peter Arne, Sally Geeson, Rupert Davies, Michael Balfour, Maxwell Shaw, Harry Baird) – Classic Movie Review 2832

Vincent Price and Christopher Lee star together for the first time in American International Pictures’ tasty, effective 1969 gothic shocker officially based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Premature Burial, but also combining ideas taken from […]

Aug, 19

All This, and Heaven Too **** (1940, Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O’Neil) – Classic Movie Review 2741

Director Anatole Litvak’s 1940 period romantic drama provides a gleaming, glorious showcase for Bette Davis, whose hits just came coming in this golden era for her. Charles Boyer provides the perfect debonair romantic foil for her as […]

Jul, 25

Relative Values ***½ (2000, Julie Andrews, Edward Atterton, William Baldwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Colin Firth, Stephen Fry) – Classic Movie Review 2186

Director Eric Styles’s crisp and amusing 2000 movie version of the vintage play by Noël Coward is a small civilised pleasure. Paul Rattigan and Michael Walker adapt the Master’s work, keeping his wit intact. It […]

Feb, 18

Vanity Fair *** (2004, Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rhys Ifans, Romola Garai) – Classic Movie Review 1751

Likeable and engaging, director Mira Nair’s 2004 film is a very fair if slightly uninspired stab at filming a difficult novel, plodding relentlessly through the seemingly endless and complex detail and plotlines of William Makepeace […]

Oct, 07

Angels and Insects *** (1995, Mark Rylance, Patsy Kensit, Kristin Scott Thomas) – Classic Movie Review 1702

Co-writer/director Philip Haas’s 1995 British drama, written with Belinda Haas, is an intriguing, involving and provocative oddity, based on A S Byatt’s intelligent novel Morpho Eugenia. Mark Rylance enjoys a notable role as William Adamson, […]

Sep, 22


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