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Only the Lonely *** (1991, John Candy, Maureen O’Hara, Ally Sheedy) – Classic Movie Review 5773

Writer-director Chris Columbus’s 1991 comedy stars John Candy as timid middle-aged Chicago cop Billy Muldoon who wants to throw off his nagging old bat of a domineering Irish mother (Maureen O’Hara) and marry nice Polish-Italian […]

Jul, 16

Gypsy **** (1993, Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Ed Asner) – Classic Movie Review 3556

The ideally cast Bette Midler, caught at about the right age of 47, is brilliantly vibrant and vivacious as the ultimate showbiz mother Mama Rose Hovick in producer-director Emile Ardolino’s 1993 welcome remake of all-time […]

Apr, 12

A Kind of Loving **** (1962, Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird) – Classic Movie Review 1482

‘You know, it’s a funny feeling. Sometimes I really fancy her, and the next day I can hardly stand the sight of her.’ – Vic Brown. Director John Schlesinger’s gifted 1962 film is adroitly adapted […]

Jul, 27

Crooklyn (1994, Spike Lee) – Classic Film Review 896

Co-writer/director Spike Lee’s 1994 semi-autobiographical comedy-drama panorama of Brooklyn life in the Seventies, centring on one African-American family, is one of his least-praised, but most involving and best movies. Zelda Harris is remarkable as Troy, […]

Mar, 10

The Waterboy *** (1998, Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler) – Classic Movie Review 645

Adam Sandler is the ultimate in clumsy as Bobby Boucher, a US football team’s waterboy, who suddenly finds he can tackle like a wild thing, in this sporadically very funny slapstick comedy, an above-average entry […]

Jan, 07


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