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Mickey One *** (1965, Warren Beatty, Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield, Franchot Tone) – Classic Movie Review 6227

Warren Beatty stars as a club stand-up comic, who flees Detroit for Chicago to escape his involvement with the Mob, changing his identity to Mickey One after stealing the social security card of a homeless tramp. But he […]

Nov, 11

The Merchant of Venice *** (2004, Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Irons, Alan Corduner) – Classic Movie Review 6207

Writer-director Michael Radford’s much admired 2004 movie version of the William Shakespeare tragic play is gorgeously filmed where it is supposed to happen in Venice. Al Pacino has a field day as the Merchant Shylock, charismatically […]

Nov, 07

Volunteers ** (1985, Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson) – Classic Movie Review 6173

Tom Hanks and John Candy, the talented comedians from Splash! (1984), sign up together again for director Nicholas Meyer’s cynical but affectionate 1985 spoof comedy set in early Sixties Thailand. There a rich, selfish socialite called Lawrence […]

Nov, 01

Madame de… [The Earrings of Madame de…] ***** (1953, Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica) – Classic Movie Review 6035

Co-writer/ director Max Ophüls brings all his sharp wit and visual elegance to bear on this enchanting 1953 French romantic melodrama, based on a novel by Louise de Vilmorin, which revolves around various adulterous love affairs […]

Sep, 19

Anthony Adverse **** (1936, Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Gale Sondergaard, Edmund Gwenn, Claude Rains) – Classic Movie Review 5732

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s 1936 Warner Bros film of Hervey Allen’s novel about an early 19th-century hero’s adventures in America, France and Italy is rich, stirring and lavish. It won four Oscars, with three other nominations. […]

Jul, 08

Michael Clayton **** (2007, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O’Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Ken Howard) – Classic Movie Review 5668

George Clooney stars as attorney Michael Clayton, a high-priced New York City law firm’s fixer, brought in to clean up after a one of the firm’s top litigators has apparent mental breakdown while representing a guilty chemical […]

Jun, 26

The Rocking Horse Winner ***½ (1949, John Mills, Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, Hugh Sinclair) – Classic Movie Review 5138

Writer-director Anthony Pelissier bases his quietly pleasant, well acted, nicely done 1949 parable tale on a D H Lawrence story about a young lad called Paul Grahame (John Howard Davies) who names winning horses as he […]

Mar, 11

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