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Wonderstruck **** (2017, Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams) – Movie Review

Director Todd Haynes’s beautiful, magical and enchanting 2017 family mystery drama is a glorious art work as well as a lovely entertainment. In the Seventies, a boy called Ben (Oakes Fegley) is left deaf after […]

Oct, 06

Your Name **** [Kimi no na wa] (2016) – Movie Review

Japanese writer-director Makoto Shinkai tells the sci-fi infused love story of a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies in this haunting, dream-like gender-bending 2016 anime film. Telling a special, […]

Sep, 28

The Scent of Green Papaya [Mùi du du xanh] [L’Odeur de la Papaye Verte] **** (1993, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong) – Classic Movie Review 5938

Writer-director Tran Anh Hung’s spiritual 1993 Franco-Vietnamese drama about the life of a young girl is the 1994 Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film picture. It is a pure and subtle gem that follows the fortunes […]

Aug, 19

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

My Girl 2 * (1994, Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur, Christine Ebersole, Austin O’Brien) – Classic Movie Review 5775

Returning director Howard Zieff’s 1994 comedy is the struggling and none too welcome sequel to My Girl (1991), with Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Masur all returning from the original. It […]

Jul, 20

My Girl * (1991, Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur) – Classic Movie Review 5774

Director Howard Zieff’s 1991 Seventies-set family situation comedy drama stars Anna Chlumsky as Vada Sultenfuss, an 11-year-old hypochondriac tomboy with a widowed father (Dan Aykroyd) who runs an in-house funeral parlour, a best friend called […]

Jul, 16

The Color Purple **** (1985, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey) – Classic Movie Review 5760

For his 1985 movie, producer-director Steven Spielberg looks through rose-coloured glasses at Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel about a young African American woman, separated from her sister, who endures a life of men’s oppression until […]

Jul, 14


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