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Bright Young Things * (2003, Michael Sheen, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd) – Classic Movie Review 6057

Writer-director Stephen Fry fumbles his 2003 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s superb satirical novel Vile Bodies in his directing debut, feebly sending up the British press and Thirties posh folk, the Bright Young Things of […]

Oct, 04

Kiss of the Spider Woman [Beijo da Mulher Aranha] ***** (1985, William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) – Classic Movie Review 5889

Director Hector Babenco’s provocative 1985 US Brazilian drama stars William Hurt, who won the 1986 Best Actor Oscar for his brave and outstanding performance as an effeminate, trans homosexual locked up as cell mates in a […]

Aug, 10

The Music Lovers **** (1970, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Gable, Glenda Jackson) – Classic Movie Review 5445

Director Ken Russell and screen-writer Melvyn Bragg tell the story of poor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93) in this lusty 1970 British movie. Russell described it as ‘the story of the marriage between a homosexual and a […]

May, 13

Sitcom ***½ (1998, Adrien de Van, Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van) – Classic Movie Review 5379

Writer-director François Ozon’s 1998 French surreal black comedy is shockingly funny and, at heart, thoughtful and intelligent. It traces the arrival of a pet rat that causes chaos in the household of a wealthy suburban […]

May, 01

Wild Reeds [Les Roseaux Sauvages] **** (1994, Gaël Morel, Élodie Bouchez, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny) – Classic Movie Review 5105

Director André Techiné’s beautifully handled, poignant and delicate semi-autobiographical 1994 film tells the complex and emotionally satisfying story about teens coming of age in Sixties France at the time of the Algerian War. The film stars Frédéric Gorny, […]

Mar, 05

Nighthawks *** (1978, Ken Robertson, Tony Westrope) – Classic Movie Review 4969

Writer-producer-directors Ron Peck and Paul Hallam’s brave, significant and ground-breaking 1978 British film is a well-meaning but depressing slice of Seventies life about a gay schoolteacher (Ken Robertson) who lives a double life. He is […]

Jan, 30

The Naked Civil Servant ****½ (1975, John Hurt, Patricia Hodge, Katherine Schofield, Stanley Lebor, Quentin Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 4952

‘Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It’s cheaper.’ Director Jack Gold’s glittering, crisply entertaining 1975 TV movie is a triumph, with a dazzling performance by John Hurt as real-life […]

Jan, 28


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