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Tomorrow Is Forever *** (1946, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert, George Brent, Lucile Watson, Richard Long, Natalie Wood) – Classic Movie Review 6705

Director Irving Pichel’s contrived 1946 tear-jerking wartime romantic drama, based on the novel by Gwen Bristow, is an enjoyably over-the-top old-style experience, with the performances as bracing as Max Steiner’s music score. Despite the claims […]

Feb, 17

Homecoming ** (1948, Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Anne Baxter, John Hodiak, Ray Collins, Gladys Cooper, Cameron Mitchell) – Classic Movie Review 6701

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s trite 1948 wartime romance is a below-par pairing of Clark Gable and Lana Turner in their third movie together, following Honky Tonk (1941) and Somewhere I’ll Find You (1942). Gable plays self-centred married […]

Feb, 17

Thieves Like Us ***** (1974, Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Louise Fletcher, Tom Skerritt) – Classic Movie Review 6477

Edward Anderson’s 1937 novel Thieves Like Us forms the basis of two brilliant, contrasting films, and it was first filmed in 1949 as a beautiful poetic black-and-white film noir by Nicholas Ray as They Live by […]

Dec, 27

Dreams [Yume] **** (1990, Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi) – Classic Movie Review 6427

The great Japanese writer-director Akira Kurosawa’s fascinating 1990 fantasy drama film is deeply personal work from the maestro, then aged 80, based on his actual dreams. It was Golden Globe nominated as Best Foreign Language […]

Dec, 18

The Last Supper *** (1995, Cameron Diaz, Courtney B Vance, Charles Durning, Ron Perlman, Annabeth Gish, Bill Paxton) – Classic Movie Review 6411

Director Stacy Title’s edgy and awkward 1995 political black comedy thriller stars Cameron Diaz, Courtney B Vance, Charles Durning, Ron Perlman, Annabeth Gish and Bill Paxton. The screenplay is by Dan Rosen, in which a […]

Dec, 15

Frankie and Johnny ** (1966, Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan) – Classic Movie Review 6261

Director Frederick de Cordova’s 1965 romantic musical stars Elvis Presley as Johnny, a singing gambler on a Mississippi river showboat, who is tempted away from his lover Frankie (Donna Douglas) by the charms of sweet Nellie […]

Nov, 15

Fear Is the Key *** (1972, Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon, Dolph Sweet, Ray McAnally, Ben Kingsley) – Classic Movie Review 6257

Barry Newman stars as the hard-bitten adventurer John Talbot, who sets about plotting an elaborate scheme to avenge the deaths of his wife and child in a plane crash. Alistair MacLean’s 1961 novel provides the […]

Nov, 15

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