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Do Not Disturb ** (1965, Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Sergio Fantoni, Hermione Baddeley, Reginald Gardiner, Maura McGiveney) – Classic Movie Review 6078

Director Ralph Levy’s fairly daft but bright enough 1965 farcical comedy of gentle misunderstandings successfully teams Doris Day with Rod Taylor. Based on William Fairchild’s play Some Other Love, it is a frothy marital mix-ups comedy […]

Oct, 11

Goodbye Christopher Robin * (2017, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston, Stephen Campbell Moore, Kelly Macdonald) – Movie Review 

Simon Curtis’s real-life biopic drama about children’s author A A Milne and his creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin Milne means well but it is largely miscalculated, misjudged, mismanaged and a quite frightful […]

Oct, 01

Went the Day Well? ***** (1942, Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Basil Sydney) – Classic Movie Review 5993

Director Alberto Cavalcanti’s 1943 British classic for Ealing Studios stars Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton and Basil Sydney. It is a most compelling film of Graham Greene’s famous wartime warning fantasy story (The Lieutenant […]

Aug, 29

Anita & Me [Anita and Me] ** (2002, Chandeep Uppal, Anna Brewster, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Max Beesley, Kathy Burke, Kabir Bedi, Lynn Redgrave, Omid Djalili) – Classic Movie Review 5887

Director Metin Hüseyin’s amiable but weak and stereotypical British 2002 comedy is set in the early Seventies in an English Midlands mining village, where the 12-year-old heroine, Meena Kumar (Chandeep Uppal) has a crush on her […]

Aug, 09

Sherlock Holmes **** (1916, William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain, Edward Fielding) – Classic Movie Review 5816

William Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) gives the defining and definitive performance in the role for which he is best remembered – playing Sherlock Holmes – in director Arthur Berthelet’s 1916 silent film. It is […]

Jul, 27

Shadowlands **** (1993, Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Edward Hardwicke, Michael Denison, John Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Julian Fellowes, Peter Firth, Robert Flemyng) – Classic Movie Review 5757

Producer-director Richard Attenborough’s 1993 cinema version of William Nicholson’s TV and stage play is a wonderfully warm-hearted and poignant experience. It won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the 1994 BAFTA Awards. there were […]

Jul, 14

Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire [Vampire Over London] ** (1952, Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan) – Classic Movie Review 5645

Producer-director John Gilling’s silly but harmless 1952 British comedy horror stars Arthur Lucan as Old Mother Riley who puts on his drag glad-rags for the final time in this 15th and last in the Mother […]

Jun, 21


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